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‘inoteca Space on Rivington Now Officially Leasing

Posted March 10, 2014 at 6:08 am

In case the reality hasn’t quite set in yet, just scope out the corner of Ludlow and Rivington. Where ‘inoteca held court for the previous eleven years, today is a dormancy. Cronies from Misrahi Realty bolted the leasing sign to the one-story brickwork Friday evening. According to the the placard, the landlord is seeking either […]

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Nitecap is opening in the basement of Schapiro's on Rivington St.

Death & Company Vets Open Basement Club Called ‘Nitecap’ at Schapiro’s on Rivington Street

Posted March 10, 2014 at 6:03 am

You knew this was coming. It’s pretty much a given that any upscale eatery would open a bar downstairs. The nascent nostalgia-loving Schapiro’s restaurant at 120 Rivington Street just pimped out its basement to a pair of nightlife heavyweights. David Kaplan and Alex Day from Death & Co. recently secured the dungeon space for an endeavor […]

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Tani Shoes Announces Itself on Ludlow Street, Opens on Thursday

Posted March 3, 2014 at 5:35 am

Trendy Upper West Side shoe company Tani officially announced itself to Hell Square denizens over the weekend. We first reported on their arrival last week. The black canopy installed by its predecessor, Steve Madden Warehouse, was altered (i.e. erased) to prepare for the imminent arrival. Store signage was also affixed. Within the store itself, shelves […]

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Streit’s Matzo Documentary Now Complete; Additional Funding Sought for Festival Run [VIDEO]

Posted February 28, 2014 at 5:33 am

Filmmaker Michael Levine is in the final stages of his documentary about Streit’s Matzo Factory. He penned the following piece for Bowery Boogie and posted some additional video outtakes. Thanks to the incredible support we received last summer on Kickstarter, and after many months of editing, we’re thrilled to report that Streit’s: Matzo and the […]

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Report: Tani Shoes Opening in Steve Madden Store on Rivington

Last modified February 26, 2014 at 9:44 am

So it looks like the former Steve Madden Warehouse at 100 Rivington already has a replacement tenant. And it’s reportedly of the same ilk. Just a few short days after its six-year run concluded in Hell Square, a source informs us that another high-end footwear company is opening here. Zero sum. Yup. Word on the […]

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The Steve Madden Warehouse at Ludlow and Rivington is Kaput

Posted February 25, 2014 at 5:15 am

The Steve Madden Warehouse at the northeast corner of Ludlow and Rivington is officially kaput. Those months of deep discounts ended this weekend. Store workers were busy packing up the remaining inventory of footwear after business hours on Sunday evening. This particular Steve Madden outpost spent six years in the heart of Hell Square, but […]

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Rouge Wine Bar Closes After SLA Denies Wine License

Last modified February 18, 2014 at 7:31 am

It’s kinda tough to survive as a wine bar when your namesake beverage has been outlawed by the State Liquor Authority. Such is the quandary which befell Rouge Wine Bar, and the likely reason for its failure. The establishment shuttered on Sunday evening after barely two months serving at 94 Rivington Street. Brown paper was placed […]

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Lines for the final night of 'inoteca

The Final Hours of ‘inoteca at Ludlow and Rivington

Posted February 10, 2014 at 11:04 am

‘inoteca was a delicious, no-frills Italian restaurant at 98 Rivington Street. It dutifully served the neighborhood from 2003 until its sudden closing this past Saturday evening. We had been hearing rumors of its demise for about a year, but the news was no less surprising. For the week leading up to closure, ‘inoteca tried its […]

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‘inoteca’s Clarion Call to Drink 1,300 Bottles of Wine Before its Closure Saturday

Posted February 7, 2014 at 6:03 am

‘inoteca is scheduled to close down after business Saturday, but it still needs help draining some 1,300 bottles of wine. Owner Jason Denton took to Reddit for his clarion call to all “NYC winos” to swing by the restaurant for a taste. There’s probably some really good shit down in that basement. First come, first […]

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‘inoteca Closing Down After Service on Saturday

Posted February 5, 2014 at 6:08 am

Lower East Side treasure ‘inoteca will be closing down after service on Saturday. The Italian restaurant held down the northwest corner of Ludlow and Rivington for almost eleven years. Jason Denton and chef Eric Kleinman announced the sad news yesterday, saying that they were “returning the space to our landlord.” Our reasons to visit Hell […]

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