Stanton Street

Shooting Outside Hell Square Smoke Shop Leaves 2 Injured

Last modified April 18, 2022 at 7:22 am

A shooting early Sunday morning after the bars emptied in Hell Square left two individuals injured, one of whom an innocent bystander, cops said. Police say the shooting happened at 4:15am following a dispute outside Dubai Cannabis Supply at 105 Stanton Street, near and Ludlow. Apparently an argument preceded the crime, in which the gunman […]

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Bike Repair ‘Fixit’ Stand Installed at Stanton and Chrystie

Posted April 6, 2022 at 5:02 am

Cyclists can now self-repair bikes in the north end of Sara D. Roosevelt Park, thanks to new hardware installed outside the Stanton Storehouse. The so-called Fixit stand is a publicly accessible amenity meant to help perform basic bike repair and maintenance. It includes a variety of tools suspended by cords (wrenches, screwdrivers), plus a separate […]

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Firefighters Union President Warns of Dining Shed Dangers

Posted February 8, 2022 at 5:08 am

Ahead of a controversial City Council hearing later this morning, the President of the Uniformed Firefighters Association of Greater New York joined the chorus of opposition to the Open Restaurants street sheds, stating that “Lives Are in Danger.” Media advisory from the mailbag: The haphazard way the structures went up, with no attention to the […]

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LES School Launches New COVID Testing Site

Posted December 27, 2021 at 5:00 am

As the Omicron variant continues its conquest of the populace, coronavirus testing sites across the Five Boroughs are slammed with long lines and wait times. So it comes as a relief that, beginning today, Lower East Siders will have one additional option on which to rely. The Marte Valle Secondary School at 145 Stanton Street […]

Two Homeless Men Slashed in Brawl Outside Bonnie Vee on Stanton Street

Last modified December 21, 2021 at 8:29 am

Two homeless men were slashed across the face in an altercation outside the Bonnie Vee bar Thursday night on Stanton Street, cops say. The brief brawl happened at 9:00pm near the corner of Stanton and Chrystie Streets, when two groups of homeless men were seen fighting with knives drawn. Surveillance footage captured at the scene […]

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Arlene’s Grocery Closes for a Week Amid Covid Surge

Posted December 20, 2021 at 5:04 am

Local music venue Arlene’s Grocery announced its temporary closure over the weekend, citing the recent “extreme Covid surge” in the city. Performance spaces around the city are following suit, while others, like the Bowery Ballroom and Mercury Lounge, are keeping shoes alive albeit with mask mandates. Reported cases of the novel coronavirus are spiking around […]

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Children’s Magical Garden Files Lawsuit Against Developer Over Alleged Intimidation Tactics

Posted November 24, 2021 at 5:01 am

The Children’s Magical Garden on Stanton Street is again battling its longtime nemesis, owner-developer of the neighboring parcel, The Horizon Group. Garden advocates led by Kate Temple-West filed a civil rights lawsuit Monday in New York State Supreme Court alleging that principal David Marom, who purchased the adjacent lot from Serge Hoyda in 2013, engaged […]

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‘Citi Bites’ Takes Hell Square Corner

Last modified October 19, 2021 at 1:19 pm

Another fast food option is coming to Hell Square. Citi Bites, not Citi Bikes, is described as a “modern deli,” this month signed a lease for the 2,000 square-foot cornershop at 101 Stanton Street. It takes the place of the former Prema hair salon which closed earlier this year. The bodega business reportedly agreed to […]

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Proprietor of Pado to Open Korean Spot at Former Meatball Shop on Stanton Street

Posted August 18, 2021 at 5:04 am

Dormant for some eighteen months, the Lower East Side storefront previously occupied by the Meatball Shop is finally reanimated. But a restaurant with an altogether different menu. City records indicate that the former operators of Pado – the Second Avenue sushi joint that closed last October – intend to impart a reservation-only Korean restaurant at […]

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The Bun Hut is Toast on Stanton Street

Posted August 10, 2021 at 5:01 am

The Bun Hut is now toast. The casual fusion restaurant at 178 Stanton Street, which combined Chinese Bao with culinary elements from the Caribbean, closed down for good last week. Token tombstone signage hangs from the storefront – a leasing banner. In the end, the Bun Hut only lasted little more than a year on […]

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