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Rivington Street Stays Classy with new ’80s Bar ‘GB85’

Posted March 21, 2017 at 5:15 am

Goodbye, Will Ferrell; hello, Prince… Where Stay Classy New York formerly held court, another “hyper-focused” watering hole is poised to open. Only, this one is rooted in eighties nostalgia. Proprietor Zach Neil previously opened the popular Will Ferrell-themed bar in October 2015 to loads of hype and media coverage. It certainly hit the ground running, […]

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It Appears ‘Mazeish’ is Eyeing an Exit from Rivington Street

Posted March 21, 2017 at 5:09 am

Mazeish Grill on Rivington Street is looking for a way out, it appears. Just over two years after opening in the former Pok Pok Phat Thai space, new real estate listings are surfacing. The self-proclaimed “Persian Mediterranean grill,” which debuted in December 2014, is now on the market for $5,000 in rent, plus unspecified (yet […]

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New Seafood Restaurant Might Open at Former ‘Mimi & Coco’ on Rivington Street 

Posted March 20, 2017 at 5:03 am

Mimi & Coco, the popular Japanese restaurant that debuted in June 2013, closed and vacated 92 Rivington Street last June. Newish landlord Thor Equities – they bought the building in 2015 – subsequently sat on the commercial space and waited for the perfect occupant to sign on. That day is nigh. Now, here comes something called Chamusca (“Harvest […]

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At Rivington House, Soil Drilling Signals the Future [Updated]

Last modified March 20, 2017 at 11:44 am

This fifteen-foot Davey Drill arrived on Forsyth Street the other day. Situated directly outside Rivington House, its placement is the first real sign of forward progress toward condo redevelopment. Singular function – collection of soil samples ahead of any development. No construction is happening onsite, though. At least, not that we’ve noticed. A stop-work order […]

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Rivington House Visioning Event Planned for this Sunday to Discuss ‘What’s Next’

Posted March 10, 2017 at 5:07 am

Grassroots organization, Neighbors to Save Rivington House, is hosting two upcoming brainstorming sessions, themed “What’s Next for Rivington House: Creating New Ideas for Community Care.” The goal is to look at an array of possible futures, by offering concrete information and innovative ideas for addressing the care needs (health, respite, supportive housing, disability, etc.) within the community. Locals are encouraged to join […]

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Rivington House Stays Front-and-Center in Marte vs. Chin City Council Showdown

Posted March 8, 2017 at 9:57 am

Looks like the widely reported Rivington House debacle will loom large over City Council elections next fall. Last Friday, City Council hopeful Christopher Marte, brought his campaign message of “increased transparency” and “community outreach” to the Friends of Elizabeth Street Garden rally outside the iconic 45 Rivington Street on the Lower East Side. The Garden protestors […]

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Demolition of ABC No Rio’s Former HQ Commences on Rivington Street

Posted March 8, 2017 at 5:00 am

The proverbial wrecking ball is busy around the Lower East Side these days. It’s tough to keep up. Over on Rivington Street, half the block is currently amidst demolition. First, the Streit’s Matzo Factory. Now, on the occasion of its centennial, the tenement that formerly housed ABC No Rio is receiving the same treatment. The city finally […]

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City Official who Approved Rivington House Deed-Lifting is Fired

Posted February 27, 2017 at 9:49 am

Under fire from all angles, the de Blasio administration on Friday fired the official behind the deed-lifting that ultimately resulted in the $116 million sale of Rivington House into condos. The scandalous transaction led to a $75 million windfall for the city. The Wall Street Journal had the scoop on the firing of deputy Ricardo Morales. […]

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This Rivington Street ‘Hideout’ is a Dedicated Chai Bar

Posted February 3, 2017 at 5:11 am

The Hideout truly is. Directly across from Rivington House, this new chai bar quietly opened two weeks ago in what was previously a refuge for a string of galleries. The sub-grade storefront received a total makeover and is now a “fishbowl” of sorts. The Hideout, in the words of owner Christoper Brunet, is a “specialty chai […]

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Elite Millenials Club ‘Magnises’ Fails to Deliver the World, Members Want their Money Back

Posted January 26, 2017 at 5:03 am

File this one under first-world problems. The elite millenials club Magnises has created a rift among its membership. Boo-hoo. You might recognize Magnises as the uppity entity behind the “members-only penthouse” at the Hotel on Rivington. They began meeting here two years ago, moving from a West Village townhouse, and paying non-exclusive rent that permitted […]