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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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SR Luxury Backpacks Launches Month-Long Rivington Street Pop-Up

Posted April 1, 2014 at 6:00 am

Despite recent liquor license applications to the contrary, 125 Rivington Street can’t attract a long-term tenant to save its life. Nightlife almost made it here with The Carolinas concept, but that seems to have faded. So, the store continues its track record in recent years as a perennial pop-up shop. And we have another taker. […]

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Death & Co. Principals Planning Cocktail Bar for 151 Rivington

Posted March 31, 2014 at 5:42 am

Having just opened Nitecap beneath Schapiro’s, Death & Company brass David Kaplan and Alex Day are now gunning to open another sub-level cocktail bar just down the block at 151 Rivington Street. And they’re apparently bringing along some additional nightlife muscle. Application materials submitted to Community Board 3 reveal that Cedd Moses and Eric Needleman […]

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SoHo’s Galli Restaurant Expanding Into Former ‘inoteca Space on Rivington

Posted March 24, 2014 at 6:05 am

That Misrahi Realty sign attached to the old ‘inoteca storefront is a misnomer. Building owner Michael Forrest apparently has other plans for the restaurant space. To answer your question, yes, it involves food and drink. Like its predecessor, it’ll be another Italian joint. We can now report that a second outpost of Galli Restaurant is […]

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Rivington F&B Opens at Former St. Jerome’s on Rivington

Posted March 21, 2014 at 6:07 am

Rivington F&B (“food and beverage”) officially took the reins from St. Jerome’s rocker bar this week. Wednesday night was the opening party for the watering hole at 155 Rivington Street. Some neighbors are already worried that this joint venture could become a so-called “DL Lite.” It’s co-owned by Paul Seres, part owner and head of day-to-day […]

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19th Century Lower East Side Sanitation and the Rivington Street Dump [HISTORY]

Posted March 13, 2014 at 11:30 am

Our rebellious Rivington has even more crazy history! Didja know its eastern terminus was once a dump? Yep. Back in the 19th century, there was a pier right where Rivington Street met the river (like many roads in lower Manhattan that terminated east and west), and that pier’s name was “60.” It was here that a combination […]

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Street Writer RETNA Returns to Tag the Bowery

Posted March 12, 2014 at 6:02 am

Street writer RETNA recently returned to the Lower East Side after a notable two-year absence. His last paintwork in the neighborhood was at the Bowery graffiti wall in March 2012. Over the weekend, however, the LA-based artist was busy decorating the Rivington Street wall directly outside On Stellar Rays (near the Bowery). His token Hieroglyphics […]

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Fights Outside Hotel on Rivington This Weekend Have Neighbors Worried About Safety (and Continued Noise)

Posted March 11, 2014 at 9:31 am

Guess that comical noise-mitigating signage isn’t quite working to CO-OP’s advantage. The trendy bar and its Hotel on Rivington (THOR) overlords are louder than ever these days. Viktor & Spoils, which was recently cut short, is now apparently serving again, but through an indoor connection. We’ve been hearing from several residents in the vicinity that […]

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