Stanton Street

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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Nolita Sommelier Charged with Setting Fire to Downtown Dining Structures

Posted August 2, 2021 at 5:06 am

Photo: Forsythia Fire Department brass last week announced charges against a celebrated sommelier for setting fire to downtown dining structures. Caleb Ganzer, sommelier and partner at wine bar La Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels on Centre Street, was arrested and charged with two counts of felony for three instances of arson, including two at outdoor dining […]

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‘Bowery Showroom’ is Gen Z Retail

Posted April 22, 2021 at 5:07 am

Looks like a new concept store is setting up shop on the Lower East Side. Bowery Showroom, a New York-based designer vintage and lifestyle brand, is opening its first retail location this weekend. Not on the Bowery; in fact a few blocks off at 57 Stanton Street. What we gather from the PR babble is […]

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Pest Infestation Pushes Stanton Street Tenants to Sue Croman for 3rd Time in 4 Years

Posted March 17, 2021 at 5:04 am

Embattled tenants of 159 Stanton Street are again suing ex-con landlord Steve Croman. This time over a severe rodent infestation. According to a release from the Cooper Square Committee, residents are battling mice and roaches, owed largely to an upscaling project that dates back five years. More than half of the apartments, several of which […]

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Lady Gaga’s Former Lower East Side Apartment is Back on the Market

Posted March 3, 2021 at 5:02 am

The Lower East Side apartment formerly inhabited by Lady Gaga before she was famous is again available for rent. The one-bedroom abode at 176 Stanton Street (#4A) is currently listed for $2,000 per month via StreetEasy, and has been on the market for about thirty-five days. And the broker babble was recycled from past listings. […]

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‘Nimbus’ Commercial Kitchen Launches on Stanton Street with Roberta’s Pizza Delivery

Posted February 12, 2021 at 5:04 am

The Karl Fischer-designed luxury residence at 196 Stanton Street has a new commercial kitchen in its belly. A female-founded shared commercial kitchen space designed to support the hard-hit restaurant industry. Dubbed Nimbus, the newcomer, which Camilla Opperman and Samantha Slager opened January 11, offers the food community opportunities to collaborate. The kitchen is available to […]

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East Village Finest, in the Heart of Hell Square

Posted December 28, 2020 at 5:03 am

East Village Finest, albeit in the heart of Hell Square. Indeed, another area bodega just debuted at the southeast corner of Ludlow and Stanton Streets. East Village Finest, which is a deli, grocery, and smoke shop rolled into one. Packaged with a misnomer of a name (and spelling errors). You’ll recall that Yumi Kim formerly […]

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