Stanton Street

Epstein’s Bar is Whitewashed and Rebranded as ’82 Stanton’

Posted May 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

In other news of nightlife name changes, the rebooted Epstein’s NYC is no longer. The bar is still there, of course, but the newish ownership is now trying on a new identity. Last week, Epstein’s painted its corner facade white. A literal whitewashing of its image, perhaps to shed its skater sports vibe for something more […]

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Renovations Full Throttle at Stanton Storehouse for New Public Toilets

Posted May 2, 2019 at 5:03 am

The return of the Stanton Storehouse to community use is well underway, albeit gradually. Current project at hand is the installation of a so-called “comfort station” in the west side of the building in Sara D. Roosevelt Park. (Also known as toilets, to the layperson.) Two of the window archways are pierced and assorted renovations […]

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‘Bonsai Kakigori’ Dessert Shop Opens on Stanton Street this Week

Posted April 22, 2019 at 5:08 am

For Bonsai Kakigori, the three-month buildout period is hastily concluding. The Japanese dessert shop is planning to open its doors to Hell Square this weekend. Co-founded by Gaston Becherano and Theo Friedman, Bonsai Kakigori is a sweets spot centered around the history and culture of the namesake dessert (with roots that date back to the […]

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Children’s Magical Garden Cries Foul Over Trespasser Who Destroyed Plantings on Contested Plot

Last modified April 9, 2019 at 9:54 am

The fight for the Children’s Magical Garden on Stanton Street just turned real ugly. For years, the garden corporation has been embroiled in a legal dispute against former landlord Serge Hoyda and current owner Horizon Group, yet recently scored decisive victories to stay alive. Nine months after the Appellate Court in the ongoing case sided with […]

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Noid Again: Domino’s Pizza Opens in Luxury Stanton Street Building

Posted March 18, 2019 at 5:04 am

Most often, luxury living tends to breed trendy or health-conscious establishments for retail partners. Not always, though. Over at the upscale 196 Stanton Street, the commercial units largely remained vacant ever since the complex debuted. Until now. They’ve resorted to chain pizza to fill the commercial void – Domino’s. This latest outpost – the second […]

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Chinatown Dessert Shop ‘Bonsai Kakigori’ Announces Hell Square Push

Posted February 20, 2019 at 5:07 am

A Chinatown dessert shop is branching out, and will soon open a satellite in Hell Square. Bonsai Kakigori recently taped teaser signage to the windows of 100 Stanton Street, former home of the popular El Rey cafe. This Hell Square location is the first foray into brick-and-mortar for the company, which currently operates at the […]

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Parks Department Readies New Public Bathrooms at ‘Stanton Storehouse’

Posted February 13, 2019 at 5:00 am

Discussion over the fate of the Stanton Street storehouse inside Sara D. Roosevelt Park is back on the front burner. Its partial renovation to include new bathrooms is now underway. Earlier this week, the Sara D. Roosevelt Coalition announced intentions to rally on the proverbial doorstep tomorrow in order to demand the return of the […]

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Domino’s Pizza Franchise Opening in Luxury Rental Building on Stanton Street

Last modified January 9, 2019 at 9:38 am

The Lower East Side might be gentrifying at a rapid rate, but chain pizza finds a way. It’s evolution. Indeed, somehow a Domino’s Pizza franchise is soon to open in the luxury rental building at 196 Stanton Street (between Clinton and Attorney). This latest outpost – the second such “pizzeria” on the Lower East Side […]

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Last Day for ‘Stanton Social’ is New Year’s Eve

Posted December 5, 2018 at 5:00 am

One of the more low-key, yet high-end eateries in Hell Square is closing out the year by closing down for good. Tao Group’s Stanton Social, serving its namesake street (between Orchard and Ludlow) for nearly two decades, will turn out the lights for good after New Year’s Eve. Chef-owner Chris Santos told the New York […]

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Creffle’s Crumble on Stanton Street Leads to ‘CcaSSa’ Cafe

Posted November 29, 2018 at 5:07 am

There is movement anew at 115 Stanton Street, where a gimmicky cafe concept went belly up nearly four years ago. Ever since the Creffle Cafe – named for its failed signature dessert – closed in February 2015, the store has been shuttered with shades drawn. It barely survived three months. But now the replacement is […]

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