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Skewering Bill Cosby with Wheat-Paste on Rivington Street, Redux

Posted July 8, 2015 at 9:23 am

Hey, hey, hey… This three-month-old wheat paste has taken on new significance in light of Bill Cosby’s confession that surfaced on Monday. You know, that he willfully obtained quaaludes with the intention of drugging women to have sex. Street artist FLOOD imparted the Cosby-skewering artwork on Rivington Street (outside Fat Baby) for the second time this […]

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Nevermind the Renovations, Calexico on Rivington Street is Kaput

Posted July 8, 2015 at 5:16 am

Just as we suspected, Calexico employed the common “renovations runaround” at its Rivington Street location. Former location, actually. A reader submitted the above photo showing workers emptying contents from Calexico during daytime hours, food and furnishings. This just a couple days after a mysterious printout appeared onsite explaining how “renovations and repair” were the cause […]

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Calexico’s LES Location is Closed for Unspecified ‘Renovations and Repair’

Posted July 6, 2015 at 10:22 am

Here’s one out of left field. Truck-to-store mini-chain Calexico suddenly shuttered its Lower East Side HQ at 153 Rivington Street last week. Reason given, as per the computer printout, is “renovations and repair” work. The closure was sudden and somewhat surprising, given that it’s a well-oiled machine and usually fairly full. We spoke to a few […]

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Silvershore Properties Snaps up 149 Rivington for $2.8M, Vertical Extension Planned

Posted June 29, 2015 at 9:22 am

With the recent sale of Streit’s Matzo factory for $30.5 million and its forthcoming departure, speculation on the block of Rivington Street between Clinton and Suffolk, will only increase. Case in point, the stout mixed-use building across the way. The one that often has some sort of storefront psychic. Silvershore Properties just scooped up 149 […]

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Streit’s Matzo Ceases LES Production for the First Time in 90 Years; Begins Moveout

Last modified June 16, 2015 at 8:09 am

First the Davey Drill at its doorstep, and now this. Five months after we first broke news of its departure, Streit’s Matzo is now amidst the move-out stage. Yup. For the first time in some ninety years, the machines inside Streit’s Matzo factory are purportedly silent. First floor windows into the conveyor apparatus are now […]

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Drilling Begins Outside Streit’s Matzo Factory on Rivington

Posted June 12, 2015 at 5:00 am

There it is. The first visible sign of demise and departure for the Streit’s Matzo factory on the Lower East Side. Sitting outside its decades-old premises at 148-154 Rivington Street is this Davey Drill, forever the token symbol of imminent change for the worse. Purpose of these crane-looking machines is to collect soil samples and data ahead […]

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Sarid Drory Buys Rob Shamlian’s Hell Square Nightlife Empire

Posted June 8, 2015 at 5:00 am

There’s a new mayor in town, and his name is Sarid Drory. In one fell swoop, dude purchased three problematic Hell Square bars; all belonged to the controversial Rob Shamlian who is no longer part of the Lower East Side nightlife scene. He finally made due on his years-old promise. Back in January, Drory, nascent […]

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Narnia Vintage Departing Rivington Street After 13 Years

Posted June 2, 2015 at 5:18 am

So-called fashion flight continues to plague the Lower East Side… Indeed, the Narnia vintage boutique at 161 Rivington Street – often cited at the top of fashion shopping lists – is moving out. Owner Molly Spaulding is closing the shop after thirteen years on the block. The sandwich board out front reveals as much. As […]

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‘Rivington Wall’ Mural Programming Christened by the Bowery

Posted May 22, 2015 at 5:20 am

The wallspace beside the On Stellar Rays gallery is officially its own exhibition space. What began with a mural by RETNA one year ago is now a fully-fledged project with a revolving door of art programming. It’s called the “Rivington Wall,” courtesy of Parasol Projects. Artwork is scheduled to change every four to six weeks. […]

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The Streit’s Matzo Factory was Acquired for $30.5M

Last modified May 11, 2015 at 1:00 pm

The deal is done. Streit’s Matzo officially unloaded its historic 90-year-old factory on Rivington Street for a hefty $30.5 million, according to the deed filed with the city today. The buyer is none other than Cogswell Realty, a midtown-based real estate firm that specializes in “flying under the radar” with its property acquisitions. Ergo, expect […]

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