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Hakki’s Rivington Pizza Parlor Renamed ‘Melani Pizza’; Full Liquor License Sought

Posted July 22, 2014 at 6:06 am

Hakki’s “famous” World Champion Pizza at 170 Rivington Street is no longer in the Lower East Side game. Within the last few weeks, the store seemingly changed hands, and currently carries a new identity. The parlor is now called Melani Pizzeria. The store itself underwent some change as well, including a major cleanup and better dining […]

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Neighbors Fear a 7-Eleven Might Happen at the Corner of Rivington and Pitt

Last modified July 17, 2014 at 9:17 am

Put your guard up. Rumor has it that 7-Eleven might be coming to the eastern terminus of Rivington Street. A concerned reader emailed us this weekend, explaining that construction work is currently underway in the commercial space at the corner of Pitt Street. Estevez Supermarket shuttered over six months ago after several violations of selling […]

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Summer’s Fat: The Top 10 Ice Cream Superlatives

Last modified June 24, 2014 at 4:05 pm

I don’t know about you, but I eat ice cream all year round.  So much ice cream so little time, especially in this neighborhood. I am now bringing it back to high school and being all judge-y and sh*t. Just for you. MOST OPULENT King Kong Banana Split $18 Morgenstern’s Finest | 2 Rivington St My […]

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DEAR:Rivington Vintage Boutique Departs LES for Great Jones Street

Last modified June 13, 2014 at 9:18 am

The 1840-vintage townhouse at 95 Rivington is one of the last remnants of the First Roumanian-American Synagogue which collapsed in 2006. For the last five years, a vintage boutique called DEAR:Rivington operated out of the ground level. Not anymore. It’s moving on up … to Great Jones Street. Apparently the store is expanding into a […]

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‘Morgenstern’s’ to Start Serving Ice Cream on Rivington Street Next Week

Posted May 15, 2014 at 5:03 am

That new ice cream shop we told you about on Rivington Street (aka 215 Bowery) now has an identity. An eponymous one, at that. The establishment is dubbed Morgenstern’s after its creator Nick Morgenstern, the Goat Town principal who most recently opened El Rey on Stanton. Most of the ice cream equipment is now in […]

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Lady of Grand’s Pick: The Flamingly Delicious Hotate Butter at Yopparai

Posted May 2, 2014 at 10:06 am

If you haven’t noticed Yopparai in the two years that it has been here on Rivington Street, it’s most likely because it sits above the ground floor surrounded by late night drinking dens. After you buzz, enter through the sliding door and sit at one of the blue cushioned bar seats. The food at Yopparai […]

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Gallery Hopping ‘The Real Estate Show’ Revival on the Lower East Side

Posted April 30, 2014 at 10:44 am

As we reported recently, four Lower East Side galleries are hosting installations which pay tribute to the groundbreaking 1979-1980 Real Estate Show. The original historic exhibit was created by a group of artists who took over a vacant city-owned building at 123 Delancey Street. Mere days after opening up the show to the public, the […]

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Rivington’s Rouge Wine Bar Booted Despite Promises to Return

Last modified April 14, 2014 at 7:26 am

The Sharpie scrawl on the window paper of 94 Rivington Street reads, “work in progress.” More like a train wreck in progress. Such is life for the aborted Rouge Wine Bar, which ran afoul of the State Liquor Authority earlier this year after selling booze without a proper license. When time came two months ago for […]

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Passover Macaroon Season at Economy Candy

Posted April 11, 2014 at 11:00 am

Living in New York City, it’s easy to get spoiled by easy access to foods from all over the world, acquirable right outside one’s door at any hour of the day. But sometimes it’s more exciting to have to wait for holiday foods that only come around once a year. We swung by Economy Candy […]

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Touring the Streit’s Matzo Factory Ahead of Passover Holiday [PHOTOS]

Last modified April 9, 2014 at 4:40 pm

We take comfort in the knowledge that purchasing matzo at Streit’s is the true definition of shopping local. Peep that pink label and you’ll note the address of 148-154 Rivington is stamped on each box. To call the tenement factory a Lower East Side mainstay is an understatement. The fifth-generation family business has been cooking […]

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