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Showtime’s ‘Nurse Jackie’ Filming on Rivington Street Today

Posted December 10, 2014 at 10:03 am

For the second day in a row, the same Hell Square intersection will host more filming activities. Today, the immediate vicinity of Orchard and Rivington Streets will be setting for a Nurse Jackie shoot. Nurse Jackie first premiered on Showtime back in 2009. Local production for the seventh and final season kicked off earlier this fall. […]

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Mazeish to Bring ‘Persian Mediterranean’ Cuisine to the Former Pok Pok Space on Rivington

Posted December 10, 2014 at 5:33 am

Chef-owner Andy Ricker packed up Pok Pok Phat Thai back in September, and relocated the business from the Lower East Side to a much larger space in Brooklyn. It’s the natural trajectory these days. Well, not long after the departure from 137 Rivington Street, butcher paper was placed in the windows of the sub-level store. […]

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ABC No Rio Hopes to Break Ground on New ‘Passive House’ Facility in Spring 2015

Posted December 1, 2014 at 5:00 am

When news broke over five years ago that ABC No Rio would be demolishing its centennial tenement (rather than renovating) for a new progressive facility, the story netted plenty of headlines. And controversy. Purists argued that this was a mistake running counter to the punk rock ethos of this longtime community center. Plans all along […]

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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 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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