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‘Broad City’ Season 3 Filming in Hell Square Today

Posted August 24, 2015 at 10:27 am

Fans of comedic duo Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson should take note. The hit Comedy Central show, Broad City, will be filming in Hell Square today. Neon laminates have been taped to street furniture along Rivington since last week. In this case, some trickery was employed to mask the production. “BCS” is listed as the […]

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DOH Shutters Hana Japanese Cuisine on Rivington Street

Last modified August 24, 2015 at 11:46 am

Patrons of Hana Japanese Cuisine (aka Sushi Hana) at 111 Rivington Street won’t be happy with this news. The eatery was shuttered by the Department of Health last Tuesday after an inspection resulted in more than forty violation points. Mostly due to evidence of live rats and mice roaming (and probably feasting) on premise. A subsequent […]

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‘Black Cat LES’ Coffee Shop on Rivington Street is Looking for Buyers

Posted August 19, 2015 at 5:09 am

The cozy, antique-inspired coffee shop Black Cat LES is apparently on the chopping block. Real estate listings for the two-year-old sub-level hang began circulating last week, spelling an uncertain future for the popular cafe on the east end of Rivington Street. The news comes barely a month after a beer-wine license was secured. Timing here probably […]

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Rent Hike Pushes David Owens Vintage Boutique to 161 Rivington Street

Posted August 18, 2015 at 5:17 am

Narnia Vintage vacated the Lower East Side last month after thirteen years. Like so much else these days, the boutique picked up and relocated to Brooklyn. Yet, before a period of vacancy (or uncertainty) could set in, a likeminded replacement is on the way. It’s another veteran local retailer. The sandwich board sitting in the […]

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Calexico LES Didn’t Pay Wages, Former Employees Allege [UPDATED]

Last modified August 17, 2015 at 3:50 pm

Calexico shuttered its Lower East Side brick-and-mortar location a month ago. As in, for good. At the time, ownership employed the standard “renovation runaround,” the typical ruse of claiming store modifications were happening as cause for closure. Not so. The space was liquidated shortly after our initial report; the security gate and company logo were […]

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5-Year-Old Struck and Pinned Beneath Minivan on Rivington Street

Posted August 5, 2015 at 5:17 am

Norfolk Street right off Delancey is ostensibly an off-ramp from the Williamsburg Bridge. Just one of many. Motorists have a penchant for speeding northward. Yesterday morning, a five-year-old child was struck by a minivan that turned left onto Rivington one block north. Eyewitnesses say that the boy was momentarily pinned beneath the front wheel in the […]

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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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