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‘awindow’ Pop-Up Retail Lab Opening at 125 Rivington Street

Posted November 21, 2014 at 6:10 am

Aside from plans last year to transform 125 Rivington into a bar called “The Carolinas,” the ground floor has seen naught but pop-up endeavors. In fact, the last such temporary shop was seven months ago, that of SR luxury backpacks. As of this week, though, it’s again all systems go. Roving creative house awindow edition […]

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Nearly Dead on the Vine, Rouge Wine Bar Promises to Reopen on Rivington Street

Posted November 14, 2014 at 10:06 am

Despite a 5-day notice of lease termination from the landlord last April, and the fact that it’s been closed forever, Rouge Wine Bar still threatens to reopen at 94 Rivington Street. Each week passes with the promise (from ownership) of an opening the following week. This half-assed attempt at a watering hole, which looks more like a furniture […]

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Galli Restaurant is Now Open for Service at 98 Rivington Street

Posted October 30, 2014 at 6:10 am

The second location of Galli Restaurant officially opened in Hell Square Tuesday evening after a weekend of trials. 98 Rivington Street had spent the better part of a year under the knife, ever since ‘inoteca ended its decade-plus run at the address last February. Decor seemingly skews swank, and carries a less homey feel than its […]

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ABC No Rio Commissions New Mural by Dasic Fernandez

Posted October 23, 2014 at 6:03 am

Continuing the apparent bi-annual painting schedule, ABC No Rio this week replaced the two-year-old “hands” mural thrown up by Brian George in 2012. Its successor is more colorful and exudes somewhat of a political tone. For its latest piece, the beloved Rivington Street art collective commissioned the services of Dasic Fernandez to decorate its exterior […]

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Galli Restaurant is Probably 2 Weeks from Debuting at Former inoteca Space

Posted October 10, 2014 at 6:07 am

The ‘inoteca replacement in Hell Square is close to completion. Word on the street is that Galli is just a couple weeks from debuting at 98 Rivington Street. Herewith, a shot of the interior, still under protective shrink wrap, so to speak. As for the menu, the song remains the same. Restaurant co-owner Michael Forrest […]

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Schapiro's in 1987, Photo: Ted Barron

Schapiro’s Wine Reboot Unveils New ‘Sederade’ Kosher Beverage

Last modified October 6, 2014 at 11:37 am

Schapiro Wine Company, born on the Lower East Side in 1899, practically invented the Kosher wine business. Their family empire began rather auspiciously on Attorney Street as the California Valley Wine Company, but truly flourished once the business relocated to 126 Rivington Street. At this address, the company would eventually create a block-long network of […]

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Cutie Room Boutique on Rivington is Closing at the End of the Month

Posted September 26, 2014 at 6:09 am

The neon pink storefront sets it apart from the neighbors, but not for much longer. Cutie Room at 5 Rivington Street is closing at the end of the month. A sign on its front door relays the news, and announces the 50% off fire sale. This latest dispatch isn’t completely out of the blue, though. […]

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Christian Berst Art Brut Gallery is Opening at 95 Rivington Street

Posted September 22, 2014 at 6:10 am

Vintage boutique Dear:Rivington operated in the ground floor of 95 Rivington Street for five years before departing the 1840-era townhouse back in June. Quite a tenure considering so many of its peers barely last two in the Hell Square environs. The business relocated to the gold coast of Great Jones Street to a store more […]

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ZogSports always play on this Rivington court, Photo: The Villager

In Reversal, DOE Reinstates Permits for ZogSports in Lower East Side Schoolyards

Posted September 12, 2014 at 10:07 am

At the end of August, ZogSports was dealt a blow when the Department of Education revoked their permits for kickball games at two Lower East Side schools (PS 142 on Attorney Street and Marta Valle/LES Preparatory on Stanton Street). The position was taken based on allegations that the co-ed social sports league is a for-profit business […]

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Galli Restaurant Opening Really Soon in the Old ‘inoteca Space

Posted September 12, 2014 at 5:51 am

The Lower East Side lost ‘inoteca back in February, a sad finale for a local standby. Co-owners Jason Denton and chef Eric Kleinman had suddenly decided to end their decade-long rule at the northwest corner of Ludlow and Rivington Streets. Their swan-song included a week-long wine bottle binge that culminated on February 10. Rather than […]

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