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Breaking: Vacate Orders Issued at Steve Croman’s 159 Stanton Street

Last modified February 25, 2017 at 1:20 pm

Embattled tenants of Steve Croman’s 159 Stanton Street face another immediate danger today. Department of Buildings inspectors showed up this morning and issued vacate orders on two of the unit, reportedly displacing tenants. Nothing is filed on the city database yet. The directives are likely related to the perilous conditions created while upscaling this tenement. […]

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Croman Tenants at 159 Stanton Street Head Back to Court as Living Conditions Worsen

Last modified February 22, 2017 at 9:23 am

While reviled landlord Steve Croman awaits judgement on charges of twenty felonies including grand larceny, falsifying business records, tax fraud, conspiring to defraud, and offering a false instrument, tenants at one of his Lower East Side properties are pressing ahead with their own lawsuit. You’ll recall that tenants at 159 Stanton Street collectively filed suit against Steve Croman back […]

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‘Colors’ of NoHo to Brighten Cursed Stanton Street Space

Posted January 6, 2017 at 5:12 am

The cursed Lowlife of Stanton Street will soon get another. Restaurant, that is. Word came down the pike this week that Colors is moving from its NoHo outpost on Lafayette Street to the Lower East Side. The establishment is taking up residence at 178 Stanton Street on February 13 (in time for Valentine’s Day), according […]

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Steve Croman Tenants at 159 Stanton Street File Harassment Lawsuit

Posted December 16, 2016 at 5:18 am

Yesterday, tenants of 159 Stanton Street held a press conference calling out slumlord Steve Croman on his predatory equity practices, and subsequently publicized their lawsuit against him for alleged tenant harassment and unsafe building conditions. As we’ve previously reported, this isn’t the first time he’s been accused of unethical eviction tactics, not to mention that such methods were recently aired in significant […]

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Local Advocates Advance the Fight to Return the ‘Stanton Storehouse’ to the Community

Last modified December 15, 2016 at 11:01 pm

The so-called “Stanton Storehouse” at the top of Sara D. Roosevelt Park must return to community use, locals continue to advocate. As previously disclosed, the building – once upon a time a youth center – was seized by the government around thirty-some-odd years ago. Its current function remains Parks Department storage (it serves Manhattan Parks) and […]

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Toledano Tenants Hold Banks Accountable for ‘Predatory Lending’ to Slumlords

Last modified December 10, 2016 at 5:16 pm

Predatory Equity: the harmful practice of investing equity to buy rental apartment buildings at inflated prices. Predatory equity investors calculate that they can replace poor and working people with new tenants willing to pay much higher rents—thus bringing higher profits in a hurry. Utilizing predatory equity is one of the main tools in the slumlord […]

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Legendary Songwriter Leonard Cohen is Dead at 82

Posted November 11, 2016 at 5:19 am

In a year where we’ve already seen the loss of David Bowie, Prince and Glenn Frey, among others, the dreaded 2016 takes another legend. Poet, novelist, and songwriter Leonard Cohen died yesterday at the age of 82. The news was announced last night via his Facebook fan page. We figured this was an appropriate time to […]

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Nike Pissed off the Lower East Side and SoHo Communities in the Same Day

Posted November 11, 2016 at 5:00 am

It’s quite ironic that yesterday, within just a few hours, Nike was both feted and lambasted by our local government. Mere blocks from each other. While the Parks Department channeled its gratitude (i.e. kissed the ring) toward Nike for resurfacing the Stanton Street basketball courts with designs by street artist KAWS, City Council rallied to […]

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Nike Taps KAWS to Repaint Stanton Street Basketball Courts

Posted November 10, 2016 at 5:00 am

Nike is embedded pretty deep on Stanton Street in Sara D. Roosevelt Park. Its cash infusions over the years have helped both the soccer field (despite past turf problems) and basketball courts become some of the most heavily used in the area. And as of yesterday evening, the latter is latest to get a makeover. […]

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Cursed ‘Lowlife’ Space On Stanton Street Hits the Market Again

Posted October 26, 2016 at 5:04 am

The curse of 178 Stanton Street certainly is alive and well. In the four years prior, three different bar-restaurants tried to make a go of it, all failing in short order. The latest, Lowlife, shuttered back in June after a six month run; it was preceded by the Moldy Fig (d. February 2012) and Stanton Kitchen […]

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