Rivington Street

LES Landlord Hit with $1.2M Lawsuit over Hell Square Airbnb Scheme

Posted May 16, 2017 at 5:08 am

It’s being called the biggest crackdown on a landlord illegally using Airbnb, and it happened on the Lower East Side. Naturally. City prosecutors filed a $1.2 million lawsuit against building owner Rose King in Manhattan Supreme Court for running a small network of transient hotels in three of her properties. Rooms were described as “comfy […]

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Schiller’s is Closing this August After 14 Years on Rivington Street

Posted May 16, 2017 at 5:00 am

Here’s one from left field. The old guard of early-2000s Lower East Side hangouts is down another. Schiller’s Liquor Bar is closing down for good this summer after a fourteen-year tenure on Rivington Street. Last day in business will be sometime in August, according to an email distributed to customers. “We send our thanks to […]

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Masaryk Towers Seals the Rivington Street Walkway Between Pitt and Columbia

Posted May 8, 2017 at 5:09 am

The easternmost frontier of Rivington Street – where it’s decommissioned to a walkpath in the canyon of Samuel Gompers Houses and the Masaryk Towers – is now bisected. No outlet. Shots fired. We’ve heard from several residents in the vicinity that it’s causing quite a hoopla. One tenant of the latter Mitchell Lama co-op complex […]

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Failed Wine Bar on Rivington Street Becomes New ‘Zen Chai’ Cafe

Posted May 5, 2017 at 5:00 am

The tables were set, without a meal in sight. In life, but most recently in death. Such was the trajectory of Rouge Wine Bar, one of the biggest Hell Square failures in recent memory. Now, more than a year after shuttering, its former home at 94 Rivington Street will transform into a cafe. Indeed, lime-green […]

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This Street Artist Creates Life Size ‘Steel Animals’

Posted May 2, 2017 at 5:11 am

Two months ago, on the eleventh anniversary of the collapse of the Roumanian-American Synagogue, an open-mouthed seagull sculpture was affixed to the Rivington Street fence. It survived the winter and still hangs from chain-link. The art piece, composed of painted chicken wire, is the work of Brooklyn-based steel sculptor Strayones. The street artist creates life […]

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A Family of Rats Set this Guy’s Car Ablaze on Rivington; Tony Hawk there to Film it

Last modified May 2, 2017 at 8:42 am

The New York City rat is ruthless. If you were at the corner of Essex and Rivington on Friday afternoon, you likely saw a Volkswagen sedan on fire. A plume of smoke billowing into the sky. Yet, this wasn’t any ordinary blaze. Blame the family of rats allegedly nesting in this guy’s engine block. They […]

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‘Hemlock’ Opens Tomorrow at the Former Near & Far on Rivington Street

Posted April 18, 2017 at 5:12 am

Miller’s Near & Far spent three years at 65 Rivington Street before fading into obscurity in August 2016. Now it’s replacement, Hemlock, is ready to give it a go. The restaurant opens tomorrow after seven months under the knife. Diego Moya – former sous chef at Mario Batali’s Casa Mono in Union Square – is behind the new fourteen-table concept. […]

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Sauce Restaurant Introduces New ‘LES Pizza’ Takeout Window on Allen Street

Last modified April 14, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Sauce introduced a new grab-and-go pizza concept at its Lower East Side restaurant yesterday. Their take on thin-crust pizza, dubbed LES Pizza, is dispensed through the window of 78 Rivington Street, and available 5pm to 12am daily. Delivery is also an option, via Seamless. The so-called pizza window just off the kitchen on the Allen […]

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Stairway to Nowhere: The Final Days of the Original ABC No Rio on Rivington Street

Posted April 13, 2017 at 5:00 am

Demolition of a half-block of Rivington Street is full speed ahead, and with it, the destruction of the both the old ABC No Rio headquarters and the former Streit’s Matzo factory. For the last several weeks, the buildings comprising 148-156 Rivington have been decimated in dramatic fashion. A combination of Bobcats, backhoes, and handtools. It’s […]

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A Lower East Side Passover with the (Destroyed) Streit’s Matzo Factory [PHOTOS]

Last modified April 10, 2017 at 3:36 pm

Why is this Passover different from all other Passovers? This year, the old Streit’s Matzo Factory buildings are no longer in existence. A pile of rubble picked over by backhoes and Bobcats. They don’t call it the “bread of affliction” for nothing. As previously reported, The family-owned Streit’s Matzo sold 148-154 Rivington Street to Cogswell Realty […]

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