Stanton Social

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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Artist Ed Higgins of the ‘Rivington School’ Celebrates 40 Years on Ludlow Street with New Mural

Posted December 12, 2016 at 5:11 am

The Rivington School underground art collective of the 1980s, and its founders, are now commemorated in a new mural on Ludlow Street. Ed Higgins III has lived in a Ludlow Street tenement since 1976. Forty years. You’ve probably seen him and his artwork around the neighborhood, but never thought twice about it. Namely, the “wingnut” […]

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Beauty & Essex to Open December 11

Posted November 29, 2010 at 3:01 pm

We’ve been watching the progress at the old M. Katz & Sons Furniture depot for awhile.  Each week brought newer developments at 146 Essex Street, such as the gradual removal of the classic signage, the installation of an all-glass facade, or job listings.  Now five months along, Beauty & Essex has reached full term.  Over […]

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Backstage Bar Rechristened Tammany Hall at 152 Orchard

Posted November 18, 2010 at 12:31 pm

Tammany Hall is making a return to the area, only this time as a swanky nightspot.  Zagat reported yesterday that Backstage Bar was only a temporary incarnation of the 152 Orchard Street venue to capitalize on the CMJ Festival last month.  Which makes sense, considering the entire place was completely out of sorts during the […]

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Chris Santos: Beauty and Essex Menu Update

Posted September 23, 2010 at 9:02 am

More details are coming to light regarding Beauty and Essex, the tremendous new upscale eatery at 146 Essex Street.  Last night, Chef Chris Santos relayed a menu update to all his faithful twitter followers. Forty new dishes?

New Chris Santos Restaurant is All Beauty and Essex

Last modified December 9, 2010 at 12:38 am

It’s been awhile since our last report on the new Chris Santos venture at 146 Essex Street, former home of M. Katz & Sons.  In that time, work has actually been advancing hastily under the radar.  The PR front is quiet, too.  Thanks to Craigslist, however, we have some backdoor information regarding the new restaurant, […]

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Chris Santos Chooses 146 Essex for New Restaurant

Last modified November 1, 2010 at 12:14 am

Boogie commenter Pete helps us piece together the location of Chris Santos’ latest nightlife venture.  It appears as though the Stanton Social owner chose the old M. Katz & Sons real estate at 146 Essex Street, which is currently undergoing the necessary renovations.

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Stanton Social Owner Planning New LES Restaurant

Posted July 8, 2010 at 2:49 pm

Chris Santos, owner of Stanton Social, is planning a new restaurant in the neighborhood for a fall opening.  And it will be ginormous. [Photo Credit: Frankievalet]

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M. Katz & Sons’ Former Essex Street Home to Become Restaurant?

Posted June 21, 2010 at 6:34 am

Within the last couple weeks a fresh sidewalk shed was erected at the entrance of 146 Essex Street.  This was the home of M. Katz & Sons Furniture for over five decades.  No longer.  Word on the street is that a new restaurant will be opening here.

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