- Stanton Street
Stanton Street is a West-to-East running street in the
New York Cityborough 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 traffic flows from West to East.
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.
The street also includes a
settlement housebased on the ideas that Jane Addamsbrought from the settlement movement in Englandthat won her a Nobel Prizein 1931. Founded in 1999, the Stanton Street Settlementis 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 Kalungacommunity garden is also at this location.
The Lower East Side, once known for its large
Jewish communityof 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, lead by the Stanton Street Shul, Congregation Bnai Jacob Anschei Brzezan.
* [http://www.nysonglines.com New York Songlines: Stanton Street] , a virtual walking tour
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