Rivington Street


Will Ferrell Themed ‘Stay Classy New York’ Drops on Rivington Street This Week

Last modified September 29, 2015 at 9:36 am

​In two days’ time, Will Ferrell will have his own dedicated watering hole. Whether he likes it or not. Stay Classy New York, as it’s called, is slated to open in the belly of 174 Rivington Street. As the name suggests, the new establishment – an obvious homage to Anchor Man – is dedicated to […]

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Chabad LES Constructs Sukkah on Foundation of Stagnant Allen Street Hotel

Posted September 28, 2015 at 5:10 am

The Allen Street Hotel is nowhere near completion. Nevertheless, its northern flank has taken a turn toward the divine. In a stroke of ingenuity, congregants from the Lower East Side chapter of Chabad transformed the tattered sidewalk plywood  fence into a makeshift Sukkah. The concrete platform – inactive for ages – is essentially the backyard […]

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Marolda Unloads ‘Lorely’ Building on Rivington Street for $13.1M

Posted September 21, 2015 at 5:18 am

Notices to tenants were pasted to the doors of 7 Rivington Street at the beginning of the month. The signs together constituted the first indication that the tenement building, which houses Lorely on the ground floor, had sold into new ownership. And now public records released last week confirm as much. Notorious landlord Marolda Properties unloaded […]

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David Owens Vintage Relocates to Rivington Street Thanks to Rent Hike

Posted September 15, 2015 at 5:18 am

It was a rent hike that forced a long-running boutique from Orchard Street, in turn paving the way for a new restaurant. Thanks to landlord Abraham Noy (who’s amidst a lawsuit with Danny Bowien) and the eventual arrival of Georgian-style eatery, Compass Restaurant and Bar, David Owen’s Vintage Clothing store relocated to 161 Rivington Street. […]

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‘Broad City’ Season 3 Filming in Hell Square Today

Posted August 24, 2015 at 10:27 am

Fans of comedic duo Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson should take note. The hit Comedy Central show, Broad City, will be filming in Hell Square today. Neon laminates have been taped to street furniture along Rivington since last week. In this case, some trickery was employed to mask the production. “BCS” is listed as the […]

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DOH Shutters Hana Japanese Cuisine on Rivington Street

Last modified August 24, 2015 at 11:46 am

Patrons of Hana Japanese Cuisine (aka Sushi Hana) at 111 Rivington Street won’t be happy with this news. The eatery was shuttered by the Department of Health last Tuesday after an inspection resulted in more than forty violation points. Mostly due to evidence of live rats and mice roaming (and probably feasting) on premise. A subsequent […]

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‘Black Cat LES’ Coffee Shop on Rivington Street is Looking for Buyers

Posted August 19, 2015 at 5:09 am

The cozy, antique-inspired coffee shop Black Cat LES is apparently on the chopping block. Real estate listings for the two-year-old sub-level hang began circulating last week, spelling an uncertain future for the popular cafe on the east end of Rivington Street. The news comes barely a month after a beer-wine license was secured. Timing here probably […]

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Rent Hike Pushes David Owens Vintage Boutique to 161 Rivington Street

Posted August 18, 2015 at 5:17 am

Narnia Vintage vacated the Lower East Side last month after thirteen years. Like so much else these days, the boutique picked up and relocated to Brooklyn. Yet, before a period of vacancy (or uncertainty) could set in, a likeminded replacement is on the way. It’s another veteran local retailer. The sandwich board sitting in the […]

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Calexico LES Didn’t Pay Wages, Former Employees Allege [UPDATED]

Last modified August 17, 2015 at 3:50 pm

Calexico shuttered its Lower East Side brick-and-mortar location a month ago. As in, for good. At the time, ownership employed the standard “renovation runaround,” the typical ruse of claiming store modifications were happening as cause for closure. Not so. The space was liquidated shortly after our initial report; the security gate and company logo were […]

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5-Year-Old Struck and Pinned Beneath Minivan on Rivington Street

Posted August 5, 2015 at 5:17 am

Norfolk Street right off Delancey is ostensibly an off-ramp from the Williamsburg Bridge. Just one of many. Motorists have a penchant for speeding northward. Yesterday morning, a five-year-old child was struck by a minivan that turned left onto Rivington one block north. Eyewitnesses say that the boy was momentarily pinned beneath the front wheel in the […]

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