Stanton Street

Congress Passes Save Our Stages Act as Part of COVID-19 Relief Legislation

Posted December 22, 2020 at 5:19 am

Legislators in the US House of Representatives and Senate reached an agreement on a second stimulus package, which provides some $900 billion in pandemic relief, including to struggling independent venues as part of the Save Our Stages Act. The bill’s official language is not yet fully public, but Senators Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer issued […]

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When The Strokes Played Arlene’s Grocery [VIDEO]

Posted December 16, 2020 at 5:08 am

With continuing news that Arlene’s Grocery is on life support, we thought it appropriate to exhume a live show from its heady days. Back when the venue held more clout as a stepping stone for artists on the way to the spotlight. For instance, The Strokes, which performed here on April 29, 2000. Twenty years […]

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FusionArts Building on Stanton Street Listed for $10M

Last modified December 15, 2020 at 11:01 am

With photogenic ironworks and facade art, it’s easily one of the more unique buildings on the Lower East Side. Now, the groundbreaking former home of FusionArts is pitched on the open market, albeit as a joint-venture. Czech-born Shalom Neuman, who allegedly coined the descriptor “fusion arts” and who founded the FusionArts Museum at 57 Stanton Street, […]

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Stanton Pizza Closes Thanks to ‘Uncool Landlord’

Posted December 8, 2020 at 5:03 am

Stanton Pizza, the solid cubbyhole pizzeria at the southeast corner of Essex Street, is out of business. Another Covid casualty. Taped to the front door is eviction paperwork, alongside a pointed message: “some landlords are cool, ours is not.” Presumably, there could have been some sort of impasse over rent. It’s also worth noting that […]

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Schumer Supports Arlene’s Grocery in Bid to “Save Our Stages”

Posted December 7, 2020 at 5:01 am

Senator Chuck Schumer paid a visit to the Lower East Side on Saturday to help push federal legislation aimed at assisting the ailing live entertainment industry. He stood outside Arlene’s Grocery on Stanton Street, the twenty-five-year-old live music venue that last week announced an impending closure (February 1) if it can’t raise funds to survive. […]

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The Meatball Shop Sues Jersey Shore’s Snooki and Deena over Merch

Posted December 4, 2020 at 5:02 am

Jersey Shore alums Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Deena Cortese are in hot sauce this week for a line of “Meatball”-related merch. The Meatball Shop filed a lawsuit against the duo, alleging trademark infringement, according to TMZ. The legal papers also claim that Polizzi and Cortese lifted the restaurant’s merchandise for use on their “Team Meatball” […]

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Stanton Street 99-Cent Pizzeria Robbed Before Thanksgiving

Posted December 3, 2020 at 5:06 am

Another commercial robbery in Hell Square. Last week, just before Thanksgiving, the 99-cent pizzeria at 105 Stanton Street fell victim. Police say that two men busted through the front door and stole money from the cash register ($1,400) as well as an electronic bicycle (valued at $2,400). Both individuals were seen fleeing eastbound on Stanton Street […]

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Arlene’s Grocery on ‘Life Support,’ Closing February 1

Posted November 30, 2020 at 5:00 am

With live music in total freefall for the pandemic-fueled duration, performance venues are barely hanging on. Here on the Lower East Side, iconic rock venue Arlene’s Grocery is officially on the endangered list. The establishment at 85 Stanton Street made a serious public appeal over the Thanksgiving weekend in an attempt to try and stave […]

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Forsythia Now Serving Pasta to Stanton Street After Pandemic Delay

Last modified November 5, 2020 at 1:58 pm

An East Village pasta pop-up, and pandemic refugee, finally settles in its permanent home on the Lower East Side. Forsythia was initially bound for 9 Stanton Street, and first appeared before Community Board 3 more than a year ago. The intention included a Memorial Day 2020 debut, but the novel coronavirus had other plans, forcing […]

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Peppa’s Jerk Chicken Scouts Stanton Street for Expansion

Posted October 30, 2020 at 5:04 am

A popular jerk chicken spot in Brooklyn is headed to Hell Square on the Lower East Side. Crown Heights counter-service spot, Peppa’s Jerk Chicken, is currently eyeing 90-96 Stanton Street. The multi-storefront space previously hosted the short-lived Falafix. News of their likely arrival is confirmed by liquor license application materials submitted to Community Board 3 […]

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