Stanton Street

Back-to-School Fever at 2nd Annual ‘LES United’ Festival

Posted August 24, 2018 at 5:09 am

Yep, it’s that time already! This weekend, the biggest back-to-school event on the Lower East Side is gearing up at Campus Yard (145 Stanton Street). Literally. Last year, the LES United festival distributed 1,000 bookbags with school supplies for free – this year they strive to double that. Not only are area youths provided free […]

Stopping Guns with a Mural on Stanton Street

Posted August 16, 2018 at 5:08 am

With “Missbehave” out of the picture, gun violence is now topic of conversation on Eldridge Street. The longstanding mural – painted by Mike Giant for the Missbehave boutique over a decade ago – was deposed last month. Instead, Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra repainted this three-story replacement. And with a message, at that. An anti-gun message. […]

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Tenants Harassed by Croman Can Now Receive a Piece of $8M Settlement Fund

Posted August 10, 2018 at 5:06 am

It’s time for “Crow man” to pay the piper. For those who endured harassment from ex-con Steve Croman, who just got out of the clinker after an eight-month stint, restitution is on the way. Tenants who lived, or currently live, in one of the buildings owned by the controversial landlord (aka 9300 Realty) can now […]

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Longstanding ‘Missbehave’ Mural on Eldridge Goes Anti-Gun

Posted August 2, 2018 at 5:03 am

After an impressive decade-plus residency, the Missbehave mural is gone, instead replaced with a different message. A pro-social, anti-gun commentary in an appropriate spot. Right next to Cascades High School. The new wall art (“Stop Guns”) has been underway the last few days, and features a school kid taking a selfie while posing with a […]

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Magic Moment: Appeals Court Favors Children’s Magical Garden in Adverse Possession Claim

Posted July 16, 2018 at 5:00 am

After four years of litigation, a major score for the Children’s Magical Garden at Stanton and Norfolk Streets! The Appellate Court in the ongoing case – which pit the garden corporation against former landlord Serge Hoyda and current owner Horizon Group – has sided with the former regarding defendants’ motion to dismiss the “Adverse Possession” […]

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Epstein’s Bar Reopens on Stanton Street (Again)

Posted July 11, 2018 at 5:03 am

The northeast corner of Allen and Stanton Streets is again alight. Epstein’s is back in action. The bro-bar resumed operations last week after a forceful sidelining from its prior reopening this past January. It’s currently business as usual, albeit without much crowding yet. You’ll recall that Epstein’s originally closed in September 2015 due in large […]

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‘Falafix’ Now Serving Falafel Balls on Stanton Street

Last modified July 6, 2018 at 9:12 am

The Hell Square falafel fix is Falafix, located at 90 Stanton Street. It began serving its variety menu last week after several months under construction. Most items here cost $5, and are constructed around different interpretations of the standard falafel sandwich. There’s the classic, the American Baller (with romaine lettuce), and Fire Baller (fried jalapeño […]

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‘Nooklyn’ Brokerage Takes Space in Hell Square

Posted June 26, 2018 at 5:02 am

Three-year-old Brooklyn broker upstart, Nooklyn, just expanded its reach into Manhattan. The company signed a lease back in April to take storefront space at 101 Stanton Street, a property that’s seen plenty of retail turnover in recent months. The new Lower East Side office opens tomorrow, nearly two months after the initial May 1 projection. […]

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Steve Nash Brings the 11th Annual ‘Showdown’ to the LES Tomorrow

Posted June 19, 2018 at 5:08 am

World Cup fever is a fleeting illness – contracted in mid-June, lasting a month – and nearly impossible to satiate. But once you catch it, you don’t really want to shake it, anyway. Yes, it’s still hard to swallow that oh-so-bitter pill of the USMNT not qualifying for this year’s tournament, but take heart – […]

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Freemans Barbershop Vets Move ‘Tuft’ to its New Stanton Street Location

Posted May 16, 2018 at 5:04 am

Ever since we broke news that Tuft debuted on the Bowery last fall, it had been quietly readying its permanent location. Now the build-out is finally complete. Tuft moved into its new headquarters at 13 Stanton Street several weeks ago, ending its temporary flirtation around the corner. There are about a dozen chairs matched with […]

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