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Here’s How You Can Listen to Every Sample on ‘Paul’s Boutique’ with Seattle’s KEXP Radio Show

Posted July 27, 2015 at 10:21 am

In case you missed it, and have twelve hours to spare, it’s time turn on KEXP and listen to “Inside Paul’s Boutique.” This past Friday, the Seattle-based radio station assembled a stellar, engaging program that completely dissects (probably) every sample included on the Beastie Boys’ seminal 1989 record. That’s fifteen tracks comprised of more than […]

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Streit’s Matzo confirms Production is Moving to Rockland County

Posted July 20, 2015 at 5:12 am

For the first time in ninety years, Streit’s Matzo will solely produce unleavened bread outside the confines of the Lower East Side. Last week, we first broke word that Streit’s Matzo would be relocating its factory to Tarrytown. Well, we were close. Now comes confirmation that it’s actually Orangetown, just across the Hudson River in […]

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Streit’s Matzo Rumored to Move Production to Tarrytown; Deal Imminent for Neighboring Air Rights

Posted July 14, 2015 at 9:22 am

In early June, something rather remarkable happened on Rivington Street. Streit’s Matzo ceased production of unleavened bread at this factory for arguably the first time in ninety years. The somber news – not so surprising – was delivered almost the same day as our encounter with the removal of some archaic equipment. This was expected, […]

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Foo Fighters Open Concert Merch Pop-Up at 125 Rivington Street 

Posted July 13, 2015 at 5:15 am

Music is returning to 125 Rivington Street for a limited time only… Arena rockers Foo Fighters established a temporary retail presence at 125 Rivington Street this past weekend as marketing ploy. Its stated goal is to spread awareness ahead of their big city show at Citi Field on Wednesday. Along with celebrating its twentieth anniversary […]

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Skewering Bill Cosby with Wheat-Paste on Rivington Street, Redux

Posted July 8, 2015 at 9:23 am

Hey, hey, hey… This three-month-old wheat paste has taken on new significance in light of Bill Cosby’s confession that surfaced on Monday. You know, that he willfully obtained quaaludes with the intention of drugging women to have sex. Street artist FLOOD imparted the Cosby-skewering artwork on Rivington Street (outside Fat Baby) for the second time this […]

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Nevermind the Renovations, Calexico on Rivington Street is Kaput

Posted July 8, 2015 at 5:16 am

Just as we suspected, Calexico employed the common “renovations runaround” at its Rivington Street location. Former location, actually. A reader submitted the above photo showing workers emptying contents from Calexico during daytime hours, food and furnishings. This just a couple days after a mysterious printout appeared onsite explaining how “renovations and repair” were the cause […]

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Calexico’s LES Location is Closed for Unspecified ‘Renovations and Repair’

Posted July 6, 2015 at 10:22 am

Here’s one out of left field. Truck-to-store mini-chain Calexico suddenly shuttered its Lower East Side HQ at 153 Rivington Street last week. Reason given, as per the computer printout, is “renovations and repair” work. The closure was sudden and somewhat surprising, given that it’s a well-oiled machine and usually fairly full. We spoke to a few […]

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Silvershore Properties Snaps up 149 Rivington for $2.8M, Vertical Extension Planned

Posted June 29, 2015 at 9:22 am

With the recent sale of Streit’s Matzo factory for $30.5 million and its forthcoming departure, speculation on the block of Rivington Street between Clinton and Suffolk, will only increase. Case in point, the stout mixed-use building across the way. The one that often has some sort of storefront psychic. Silvershore Properties just scooped up 149 […]

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Streit’s Matzo Ceases LES Production for the First Time in 90 Years; Begins Moveout

Last modified June 16, 2015 at 8:09 am

First the Davey Drill at its doorstep, and now this. Five months after we first broke news of its departure, Streit’s Matzo is now amidst the move-out stage. Yup. For the first time in some ninety years, the machines inside Streit’s Matzo factory are purportedly silent. First floor windows into the conveyor apparatus are now […]

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Drilling Begins Outside Streit’s Matzo Factory on Rivington

Posted June 12, 2015 at 5:00 am

There it is. The first visible sign of demise and departure for the Streit’s Matzo factory on the Lower East Side. Sitting outside its decades-old premises at 148-154 Rivington Street is this Davey Drill, forever the token symbol of imminent change for the worse. Purpose of these crane-looking machines is to collect soil samples and data ahead […]

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