Stanton Street

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Stanton Street is a west-to-east street in the New York City borough of Manhattan, in the neighborhood of the Lower East Side. The street begins at the Bowery in the west and runs east to a dead end past Pitt Street, adjacent to Hamilton Fish Park. A shorter section of Stanton Street also exists east of Columbia Street; it was isolated from the remainder of the street in 1959 with the construction of the Gompers Houses and the Masaryk Towers.[1]

Stanton Street largely carries a bike lane, a through lane, and a parking lane. It runs one block north of Rivington Street and one block south of Houston Street. The street is named after George Stanton, an associate of landowner James De Lancey.


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The street also includes a settlement house based on the ideas that Jane Addams brought from the settlement movement in England that won her a Nobel Prize in 1931. The Stanton Street Settlement, founded in 1999, is active in the community through volunteer work.

The site of the second African burial ground in New York lies between Stanton and Rivington Streets, now a playground in the Sara Delano Roosevelt Park. The M'Finda Kalunga community garden is also at this location.

The Lower East Side, once known for its large Jewish community of German, Eastern European Jews and later by Puerto Ricans before an influx of newer immigrants, is beginning to see a slight resurgence in the Jewish character of the neighborhood, led by the Stanton Street Synagogue, Congregation Bnai Jacob Anshei Brzezan.

The Sara D. Roosevelt Park had a service facility at Stanton Street which included a public restroom until 1994, when it was closed.[2]

Notable residents[edit]

The street was once home to Lady Gaga before her rise to fame.[3][4][5]

In popular culture[edit]

Forever protagonist Henry Morgan and his adopted son lived at Suffolk & Stanton Streets (the actual Louis Zuflacht building at 154 Stanton Street, which for the show was "Abe's Antiques").[citation needed]

The street, crowded, with market goods, is shown in the first popular sound movie "The Jazz singer" (1927).[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Map Showing a Change in the Street System Within the Area Generally Bounded by Delancey St, Columbia St, East Houston St and Pitt St" (PDF). New York City Department of City Planning. July 23, 1959. Retrieved January 19, 2021.
  2. ^ "Talks Begin to Restore Sara D. Roosevelt Park's Stanton Street Storehouse". DNAinfo New York. Archived from the original on 9 September 2017. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
  3. ^ Getlen, Larry (21 July 2013). "Inside story of Lady Gaga's early years of pitfalls, breakthroughs and audacity in NYC". Retrieved 8 September 2017.
  4. ^ "Rent Lady Gaga's Former Stanton Street Apartment for $2,000 a Month". 11 September 2015. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
  5. ^ Plitt, Amy (11 September 2015). "Live In Lady Gaga's Lower East Side Building for $2,000/Month". Curbed NY. Retrieved 8 September 2017.

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Coordinates: 40°43′14.95″N 73°59′11.66″W / 40.7208194°N 73.9865722°W / 40.7208194; -73.9865722