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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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Yesterday’s Cellar Fire Highlights Hazardous Slumlord Situation at 106 Rivington Street 

Posted May 7, 2015 at 5:00 am

In the days following the Second Avenue blast, we reported on the potentially dangerous situation unfolding at 106 Rivington Street. Specifically an alleged faulty boiler in the basement that caused a smoke incident. At the time, neighboring residents and businesses were extremely on edge, worried that the adjacent buildings might suffer a similar fate. Those […]

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Samy Mahfar Sells 210 Rivington Street to Ariel Soudry for $12M

Posted May 1, 2015 at 5:00 am

We broke news last week that controversial landlord Samy Mahfar had ditched one of his flashpoint Lower East Side properties – 210 Rivington. Confirmation of the sale arrived yesterday afternoon. Indeed, public records confirm our scoop that the Soudry family (Ariel and father Abraham) – under the corporate shell “210 Rivington A.S. Realty LLC” – […]

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‘Evolve Health + Wellness’ Clinic Takes Over Former Rivington Street Warehouse

Posted April 24, 2015 at 5:00 am

The Indochina Sino-Amercian Community Center atop 36 Rivington Street (aka 170 Forsyth) will soon welcome a new neighbor below. Formerly a corner warehouse occupied by Lucky Fish NY, the ground level will change use from a commercial operation to that of an “integrated medical facility.” One that focuses on mental and physical health. Evolve Health + […]

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Rumor: Samy Mahfar Sells 210 Rivington Street to the Notorious Ariel Soudry

Posted April 22, 2015 at 5:00 am

Samy Mahfar and his SMA Equities management company already did enough damage at 210 Rivington Street. Time to move on, it seems. Word on the street is that the controversial landlord just sold off the corner property. As in last week. No cause for celebration, though. The alleged buyer, we are told, is no better […]

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Rejuvenated Miller’s Near & Far Reopens Saturday After 2 Months of Renovations

Last modified April 9, 2015 at 11:06 am

Making ends meet at the corner of Rivington and Allen is certainly a struggle. Just look to Miller’s Near & Far, which closed at the beginning of January for a retooling. The New American-style establishment first opened in May of 2013, and required an update. Eponymous owner Chris Miller spent the last few months tweaking the […]

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Elmo Restaurant Owner Angling to Open ‘Healthy’ Eatery at Hexed 71 Clinton Street

Posted April 6, 2015 at 5:18 am

Hexed and water-logged, the corner store of 160-162 Rivington Street (aka 71 Clinton) remains a tough sell. Bad luck is just woven into its DNA. The previous occupant – San Marzano Pizza – fell victim to a burst water pipe and fled the Lower East Side. It subsequently relocated to 117 Second Avenue. That happened […]

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