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‘Samovarchik’ is a Russian Snack Bar that Just Took over Kitty’s a-Go-Go on Stanton Street

Posted April 17, 2017 at 9:35 am

Kitty’s on Stanton Street isn’t completely dead, after all. Despite earlier rumors and reports to the contrary, Kitty’s Canteen still holds court at 9 Stanton Street. Operations never ceased. Its “Go-Go” spinoff next door, on the other hand, didn’t make it and was just replaced. Kitty’s a-Go-Go cashed in one of its nine lives, so […]

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Displaced Croman Tenants Return to the Battlezone of 159 Stanton Street

Posted April 4, 2017 at 5:00 am

After a month in exile, Steve Croman’s tenants were finally permitted to return home to 159 Stanton Street. The city had issued a partial vacate order in late February, which led to their temporary removal. The fiasco centered on the purported death-trap living conditions that residents of this tenement faced. We learned that fire-stopping materials […]

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Fearing a Fiery Death in Croman-Owned 159 Stanton Street

Posted March 31, 2017 at 9:39 am

Controversial landlord Steve Croman has a new nickname; his tenants are apparently calling him the “Fire Menace.” With good reason. Two of his properties, including 159 Stanton Street, are (timely) textbook examples of alleged construction harassment that led to flagrant safety violations and vacate orders. For instance, tenants living in the half-renovated 159 Stanton Street previously […]

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Vice Packed Two Stanton Street Stores with (Faux) Pot to Promote ‘Weed Week’

Posted March 28, 2017 at 5:00 am

Roll up. Vice wants you to know that “Weed Week” is coming soon to its newish TV property, Viceland. To promote the series – premiering April 17 – the edgy brand rented both retail spaces at 90 Stanton Street and packed the windows with hundreds of sacks of faux weed. The stunt is complete with […]

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On Stanton Street, the Kitty’s ‘Go-Go’ Sibling has Folded [Updated]

Last modified March 28, 2017 at 2:10 pm

With roll-down gates mostly drawn, Kitty’s Canteen and its adjacent Go-Go kin always strove for that “we are most likely closed” vibe. Now it is so. The smaller space next door is confirmed closed, but may return shortly.  Phone lines to the two establishments were also disconnected, the operators quick to say as much. Update: […]

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CB3 Endorses New Public Bathrooms at ‘Stanton Storehouse’

Posted March 17, 2017 at 5:00 am

What’s another two years when the community already waited three decades? Two years. That’s the estimated timeline for the Stanton Storehouse to finally return to the community, albeit partially. Community Board 3 last night approved the Parks Department proposal to convert part of the building into a public comfort station (which is a euphemism for […]

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Mahfar Irks Embattled Residents with Rowdy Pop-Up ‘Club’ in Former Las Venus Space

Last modified March 22, 2017 at 4:20 pm

Samy Mahfar is looking to plug the storefront vacancy at 113 Stanton Street. Neighbors didn’t like what happened there last night, though. You’ll recall that Las Venus relocated back in May 2016 after more than twenty years on the Lower East Side. This business was pissed away for a vacancy that has been sitting warehoused […]

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Left in Limbo: Choosing Between Safety and Keeping Our Homes at 159 Stanton [OP-ED]

Posted March 7, 2017 at 9:38 am

The following piece was written by a vacated tenant on behalf of the 159 Stanton Street Tenants Association. On Saturday, February 25, 2017, two apartments at 159 Stanton Street, were vacated due to “imminent danger” to people and property in the building. Several residents, including a 12-year-old child, were displaced. We have been left in limbo, […]

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After 30 Years, the City Finally Returning the ‘Stanton Storehouse’ to the Community

Posted March 2, 2017 at 9:34 am

After a protracted battle spanning decades, it appears the so-called Stanton Storehouse in Sara D. Roosevelt Park will finally return to community use. Gradually, at least. The Parks Department is set to outline its proposal this month to reactivate the onsite public bathroom. In the works for a few months, it’s a plan that could […]

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Croman Tenants at 159 Stanton Street Displaced Due to Perilous Living Conditions

Posted February 27, 2017 at 5:17 am

“I can’t sleep here, the ceiling could come down on me while sleeping.” –Scared Tenant, 159 Stanton Street The timing was tragic. Two days after New York City Housing Court demanded slumlord Steve Croman (aka 9300 Realty) address structural problems on the third floor, two apartments were vacated by order of the city. Several residents had already […]

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