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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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Andy Ricker Closes Pok Pok Phat Thai on Rivington Street to Prepare for Brooklyn Move

Posted September 10, 2014 at 6:00 am

Seems like forever ago that Baohaus actually held court in the tiny sub-level space at 137 Rivington Street. When Eddie Huang moved the business to Union Square in 2012, Portland chef Andy Ricker swooped in with Pok Pok Phat Thai. Now, nearly three years after its debut, Pok is packing up. It’s relocating to – […]

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Basement Club ’151′ on Rivington Street Will Remain Intact Under Death & Co. Ownership

Posted September 4, 2014 at 6:01 am

The eponymous, sub-level club at 151 Rivington Street will continue as is, but under new ownership. As reported, Death & Co. principals Alex Day and David Kaplan acquired the assets earlier this year. But apparently there was never any plan to replace 151. It would be a revamp. Indeed, Day told Eater last week, “We […]

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As Violence on the Bowery Increases, One Hotel Hires Sidewalk Security

Last modified September 3, 2014 at 4:38 pm

Rivington Street just off the Bowery is hot, but not necessarily in the way real estate brokers might have you believe. As we’ve been reporting lately, the intersection has seen a noticeable uptick in violence the last few months, including random attacks in broad daylight and the establishment of a pseudo open-air drug market. Neighbors […]

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‘Dubai Smoke Shop’ Takes Over for Honey in the Rough on Rivington Street

Posted September 2, 2014 at 10:07 am

Once a boutique, 161 Rivington Street is now something completely different. Back in the winter, proprietor Ashley Hanosh decided to shutter the Honey in the Rough boutique after seven years on Rivington Street. She told us at the time that a change was in order, and promptly moved to California. The old digs is currently undergoing conversion […]

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Time’s Up! 10-Year Mechanic Appreciation Party at ABC No Rio Tonight

Posted August 22, 2014 at 10:41 am

New York’s popular bike advocacy group, Time’s Up!, is throwing a big thank you at the volunteer bike mechanics who have, for over a decade, passed along their expertise to over 35,000 participants in the organization’s free weekly classes and workshops. As a result of these tutorials, New Yorkers have become more inclined to pedal, and more empowered to reach for […]

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M’Finda Kalunga Garden to Host Prison Art Pop-Up Show

Posted July 31, 2014 at 9:19 am

The confines of M’Finda Kalunga Garden is transforming into a pop-up gallery to display the works of local artists. In particular, formerly and currently incarcerated artists. Yup. Fury Young is spearheading the event;  he has literally sowed seeds there as a child, and is now planting further roots in the garden through local activism and art. From the mailbag: […]

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