Lady Gaga and 176 Stanton Street

Posted on: September 15th, 2010 at 6:18 am by

In all likelihood, crowds of tweens and teeny boppers will start making pilgrimages to 176 Stanton Street. Why, you ask?  Well, the mainstream media (read: the Post) just disclosed the Lower East Side tenement as the former home of Ms. Stefanie Germanotta. Also known as Lady Gaga.

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Only time will tell what type of shrine is eventually placed here to mark the spot.  Consider this fair warning.

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[Photo Credit: Hollywood Gossip]

And in the forthcoming biography by Post columnist Maureen Callahan called Poker Face, one of Gaga’s old neighbors actually thought she was a prostitute.

New to the Lower East Side, Stefani was making quite the impression: One of her neighbors at 176 Stanton St. says that, not long after he moved in, his sister asked him if he knew “there was a prostitute that lives in the building.”

Her neighbor was totally flummoxed; Stanton Street, like the bulk of the Lower East Side, was now mainly inhabited by young scenesters and professionals. “I was like, ‘What are you talking about?’ She said, ‘I saw this girl stumbling up the stairs at 4 a.m., wearing, like, nothing, and she was drunk.’ And I just remember thinking, ‘Oh, great. What a scummy building I live in now.’ “

Isn’t it sort of early in her career for the biography treatment?

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