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Atop the Hotel on Rivington, Street Art Takes Hold

Posted June 24, 2016 at 5:18 am

It’s not just nightlife tune-ups, the Hotel on Rivington is seemingly trying to reinvent itself. Last month, we noted the nightlife reboot on premise. The Shanghai-themed lounge, Jia (formerly Viktor & Spoils), and an as-yet-unnamed Mediterranean restaurant in the adjacent space. Both are by the collective hand of Roberto Buchelli (Beautique, Provocateur) and Corey Lane (partner […]

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Rivington Street Properties Adjacent to Allen Hotel Back on the Auction Block (Again)

Posted June 23, 2016 at 5:00 am

It’s a Lower East Side corner mired in years of project site dormancy, foreclosure, and resultant bankruptcy proceedings. Another piece of Allen and Rivington Streets is on the precipice of auction. Yet again. You’ll recall that the stalled-out Allen Street Hotel fetched $30.75 million in an auction last month. The lucky buyers – real estate […]

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David Simon’s HBO Porn Drama ‘The Deuce’ Filming on Rivington Street Today

Posted June 16, 2016 at 9:32 am

Recent HBO programming has a hard-on for the Lower East Side. It’s not just the seventies period piece Vinyl which recently scouted the neighborhood, but also porn drama The Deuce. Correct. The new show – centered on the porn industry that encapsulated Times Square in the 1970s – will film scenes on Rivington Street today. Standard “no […]

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Black Cat LES on Rivington Street to Reopen this Week with New Management and Menu

Posted June 13, 2016 at 5:10 am

Worry not, fans of Black Cat Cafe on Rivington Street. Yes, the comfy local favorite has been closed for the last week or so. But it is returning soon enough. You’ll recall that the owners had been looking to sell the three-year-old business since as early as last August. Brokers were hell-bent on pitching the […]

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With Demolition Looming, Final Shows at Existing ABC No Rio Announced

Posted June 8, 2016 at 5:13 am

Lower East Side punk haven, ABC No Rio, just released its final slate of programming in their longtime Rivington Street location. The announcement comes as the arts organization prepares to demolish the current building at 156 Rivington Street, and replace with a new energy-efficient “passive house.” The takedown and subsequent reconstruction – which should begin […]

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Streit’s Matzo Factory Condos at 150 Rivington Street Now for Sale [PHOTOS]

Posted June 8, 2016 at 5:10 am

These days, The only visible reminder Streit’s Matzo ever existed on Rivington Street is the crowning stone atop the tenement that reads, “A. Streit.” Otherwise, everything else is gone. The machinery, the workers, the dumpsters of discarded matzo, and, of course, that delicious smell of baking. What’s left is a property awaiting demolition and redevelopment. […]

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The Second Coming of St. Jerome’s on Rivington Ends, ‘LES Junction’ up Next

Last modified June 6, 2016 at 9:18 am

The second coming of rock dive St. Jerome’s – christened two years ago as Rivington F+B – is about to change hands. Again. Out from the clutches of controversial nightlife maven Paul Seres. The mid-block hang goes before Community Board 3 in a couple weeks for the presumed sale of assets (and full liquor license). LES […]

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‘Mimi & Coco’ Set to Close as Hell Square Retail Graveyard Takes Hold

Posted June 2, 2016 at 5:12 am

Three years into its lease, and the minuscule eatery at 92 Rivington Street is on its way out. Mimi & Coco, the popular Japanese restaurant that debuted in June 2013, currently sports a leasing sign in its window. It’s clear what’s happening next. Closure. And another nail in the coffin of this block, which now […]

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DIY: Make Your Own Future Band Flyers for ABC No Rio’s Final Exhibit

Posted May 27, 2016 at 10:29 am

You know all of those wouldn’t-it-be-great band names that you’ve come up with when you are in a slightly “altered” state? Here’s your chance to create that band. Well, sort of. ABC No Rio has been the host for many a hardcore punk band in the past. But their makeshift creative space, carved out of […]

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Tell Mayor de Blasio to Reverse the Rivington House Deal [PETITION]

Last modified May 27, 2016 at 1:33 pm

It’s not enough that Councilwoman Margaret Chin introduced legislation to prevent another Rivington House situation from happening. Or that our public officials continue to assert that the deed restriction process will require more scrutiny in the future. Here’s what needs to happen: the $116 million deal needs to be rescinded, the lifted deed reinstated, and […]

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