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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. It begins at Bowery, one block south of Houston Street at the corner of the infamous Sunshine Motel. This one lane street is one block north of Rivington Street and automotive traffic runs eastward.
Stanton then runs to Chrystie Street where it is interrupted by Sara Delano Roosevelt Park. The east border of the park is Forsyth Street where Stanton picks back up, as it then proceeds to intersect with Eldridge Street, Allen Street, Ludlow Street, Essex Street, Norfolk Street, Suffolk Street, Clinton Street, Attorney Street, Ridge Street, and reaches its terminus at Pitt Street, after which it dead-ends into a pedestrian pathway.
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. Founded in 1999, the Stanton Street Settlement 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 D. 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 and Eastern European Jews 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.
Pop Culture References
- New York Songlines: Stanton Street, a virtual walking tour
- Stanton Street storefronts - photographs of all storefronts on Stanton St.