8.0 out of 10

Stanton St, Bowery

Ranked 3rd best street in Bowery
40.7221039876559 -73.9906586602306
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Eating Out
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
  • Resale or Rental Value
Not great for
  • Peace & Quiet
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
2yrs+

"Love the street"

Stanton is another major player in the LES and it has a lot to do and see. It's a very hipster part of town. So, the people are rude, dirty and too cool. And, it can be insane at night when all the kiddies go out to drink their PBR. But, I still like it.
Stanton has a great Mexican place (at Chrystie) called Pancho's cafe if you're in the mood for a quick Mexi meal. The corner playground was the second African Burial Ground that was created in 1797. The bodies were "moved" in 1853; but we all know the bodies are never actually moved in this city. I think it's eerie to watch all of these kids literally play in a cemetery.
The corner of Stanton and Allen houses Epstein's Bar. I like this place a lot despite the fact that it can get a little fratty. Just across the street is The Slipper Room. It's a weird bar that doesn't smell very good but they also have great readings, bands and comedy shows there. Arlene's Grocery is at Ludlow and if you haven't seen their rock and roll karaoke, you haven't lived. There's an actual band that plays along with the karaoke singers and it is beyond fun.
179 Stanton is where both Leonard Cohen and Marlon Brando both lived for some time.
Meatball Shop (at Allen) is one of my favorite restaurants in New York. I friggin love this place. The food is superb and the vibe is so cool. It's tiny and packed so you always have to wait. But, the music is always fantastic and there is nothing less than amazing on the menu all of which you can mix and match -- right down to the ice cream sandwiches.
Pros
  • Great bar scene
  • Great restaurants
Cons
  • Crowded
  • Noisy all the time
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
4/5
2yrs+

"Love the style, love the flair"

Stanton Street is bustling into the early morning hours as the bars let out and the trendy make their way home for the night, or morning, whatever you'd like to call it. There are some great bars and lounges in the area that are worth a stop if that is your kind of thing. Arlene's Grocery is a great place to stop for a good laugh and the Stanton Social is an interesting stop as well. Some rather unique boutiques and apparel stores can be found in the area too which is nice for a people looking for unique outfits.
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"No one could ever believe I lived here"

I can say I lived on Stanton St. at the heights of its hipster-dome - which wasn't always a good thing (I often heard drunken yelling into the early morning hours) - but the excellent shopping/restaurant/bar scene facilities and constant people watching resources made up for any cons.

If you venture a bit west down the street (toward SoHo, a bit away from the central LES/hipster land), there's a tiny restaurant called Mangiami‎‎ - the food is AMAZING. Also worth checking out on Stanton Street is the Argentinian steakhouse Azul (good food & atmosphere) and the clothing store Lolli by Reincarnation (so you can fit in with hipsters at relatively affordable prices). Arlene's Grocery (it's a bar!) offers a unique kind of karaoke on Monday nights, where drunken patrons can sing along with a live band.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
4/5
2yrs+

"BlueStockings on Stanton Street"

My magnet on Stanton Street is the BlueStockings Radical Book store and believe me it is every bit what the name suggests. This place gives me a fresh breath of life with its 6000 titles of the beaten track books. Its cafe and activist center help put into action new ideas in our seemingly well planned world.

Stanton street does have many other lovely sites like the Stanton St. Shul, the Vegan food store and the The M'Finda Kalunga community garden.

This is place that has to be on everyone's must visit list.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5
2yrs+

"The best vegan food in New York"

Stanton Street is filled with an abundance of history. It has the Stanton Street Shul, a cool Jewish place. It has an African burial ground. The Stanton Street Settlement house set up along the ideas of Jane Adams which have people doing volunteer work.

It has cool hang out known as the Bluestocking Books. Louis Zuflacht a place where I shop for clothes whenever I stroll down Stanton Street.

However the place that always brings me back to Stanton Street is the vegan food at Organic Avenue. I have to visit this place whenever I am in New York. Here you get the best vegan food money can buy.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
5/5
2yrs+

"Lingering Renaissance on Stanton"

In the neighborhood of Stanton St you will find a safe haven at Bluestockings Books, a radical coffee shop and activist center at the crosstreet of stanton and allen. Nextdoor there is good vegan eating at Tien Garden and a bit further down there is a good vegan shoe store. Lots of bikers and young hipster student types frequent the neighborhood.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
5/5
2yrs+

"Fish Park in Stanton"

I have been to Stanton Street for a few times. There are many attractions in its surrounding but the one i like the most is the Hamilton fish Park.Among the most remarkable public recreational facilities in the country, this the pools represents the forefront of design and technology. Hamilton Fish Pool is one major attractions for the neighborhood children and aspiring athletes and changing the way millions of New Yorkers spent their leisure time.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5
2yrs+

"The Monument District is a Monument to itself."

As the immigrant populations poured into Manhattan in the 19th Century they brought there own unique needs with them. One of those needs was the need for cemetery headstones. Many of these headstones simply were not available anywhere else in the United States. For example the large immigrant Jewish population needed headstones in Hebrew. Or Russian immigrants need headstones in crylic. Buisnessmen saw the need and several headstone companies opened on the lower east side. The last of these buisnesses is Silver Monument Works at 125 Stanton at Essex. At one time there were several monument companies in the area. Silver is the only one that remains. Although there may have never been a official "Monument District" but the importance of such an industry cannot be underappreciated.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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