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Slumlord Castellan Snatches 125 Rivington Street for $9.8M

Last modified September 23, 2016 at 3:01 pm

Why is it that, in the year 2016, the Lower East Side continues to attract real estate speculators with terrible track records? The latest to jump in on the fun is Castellan Real Estate Partners, a hedge-fund-backed investment group that just purchased 125 Rivington Street. According to public records, the five-story walkup (east of Essex) traded […]

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Here’s a Glimpse of the 4 Penthouses to Top the Former Streit’s Matzo Factory [PHOTOS]

Last modified September 6, 2016 at 12:14 pm

As the three Rivington Street tenements comprising the former Streit’s Matzo Factory collectively await certain doom, its developers are chest-thumping over the eventual arrival of upper-crust living here. It’s over. Most recently, the four three-bedroom penthouses atop the glass protrusion receive the spotlight. Prices for these apartments start at a meager $3.8 million. Per Unique Homes: […]

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Miller’s Near & Far Closes for Good on Rivington Street; ‘Hemlock Restaurant’ on the Way

Posted August 30, 2016 at 5:00 am

It’s curtains for Miller’s Near & Far, thus concluding three years and change at 65 Rivington Street. The burger bar shuttered at the end of July, without much fanfare. Apparently that reboot one year ago wasn’t quite enough to sustain the bottom line. So, after sitting vacant for a month, the store is already accounted for. […]

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Mapping Vacant Stores to Show How ‘High Rent Blight’ is Killing the City

Posted August 29, 2016 at 5:12 am

Warehousing. High rent blight. Store for rent. Call it what you want, but it’s a big problem in a city that so eagerly tosses its working class, mom-and-pop establishments into the proverbial gutter, in favor of high-paying corporate chains. It’s something that the Lower East Side, but the city at large, grapples with to a […]

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The Falafel Shop on Rivington Takes a ‘Maintenance’ Break, Should Return Next Week

Posted August 26, 2016 at 9:37 am

You may have noticed that the Falafel Shop on Rivington Street wasn’t open all week. An explanation as to why didn’t actually materialize until yesterday. According to a laminate on the shuttered gate, the popular four-year-old Mediterranean joint closed for routine “maintenance,” but should reopen “middle of next week. Eyal Tov founded the Falafel Shop […]

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St. Jerome’s on Rivington Street is Dead, for Real This Time

Posted August 26, 2016 at 5:09 am

Okay, so now it’s really happened. Again. The reincarnated St. Jerome’s on Rivington Street – also known as Rivington F+B – is officially kaput. This past Wednesday was its final night in business. The gates are now shuttered for good, capping a decade (including a year-long hiatus) for the establishment. The closure follows two months […]

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Rob Shamlian Makes Good on Promise and Sells off Spitzer’s Corner

Posted August 11, 2016 at 5:03 am

Controversial nightlife operator Rob Shamlian is finally making good on his promise to ditch the Lower East Side. Two of his three Hell Square holdings are changing hands as we speak. Not surprising. Shamlian has been “done with the Lower East Side” since at least 2011, and therefore willing to fully divest. The Derby was […]

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Schapiro’s Bar Looks to be Donezo After 3 Years on Rivington Street

Last modified August 8, 2016 at 7:23 am

The departure of Nitecap from the basement of Rivington Street was seemingly the first sign of troubled waters. This piggybacking basement lounge – run by Alex Day, Natasha David, and David Kaplan – relocated down the block to bar 151 (which they owned) last month. Now the upstairs establishment is likewise out. Schapiro’s is donezo. […]

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One Last Look Inside the Streit’s Matzo Factory Before it’s Gone Forever [PHOTOS]

Posted August 4, 2016 at 9:22 am

To peer into the Streit’s Matzo factory these days is an eerie sight. The nose is no longer tickled by the sublime scents of baking dough, but rather assaulted by the musty onslaught of crumbled brick and cement. It feels very much like a spooky graveyard. Demolition of the century-old buildings comprising 148-152 Rivington Street […]

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Stringer’s Rivington House Probe is a Slap on the Wrist for de Blasio

Posted August 2, 2016 at 5:10 am

City Controller Scott Stringer’s office yesterday released findings from its probe of the Rivington House debacle. In short, the findings fall short of full rebuke, essentially allowing the administration to get off with naught but a slap on the wrist. The report wasn’t quite as scathing as the Department of Investigation results of same (and […]

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