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For Streit’s Matzo, Decision to Sell Was ‘Most Difficult Decision Our Family Has Made in our Entire Lifetimes’

Posted January 8, 2015 at 5:22 am

Yesterday afternoon, Streit’s Matzo addressed the impending sale of its factory headquarters at 148-154 Rivington Street, and subsequent move from the Lower East Side. It’s a turn of events that has elicited plenty of public outcry worldwide. Their poignant statement was made via Facebook post: As some of you may have already heard we are […]

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More on the Departure of Streit’s Matzo from the Lower East Side

Posted January 7, 2015 at 9:22 am

To be honest, we’re still in shock about the bombshell news yesterday that Streit’s Matzo is departing the Lower East Side come springtime. We’re told that running the tenement factory is no longer economically feasible in the current location (i.e. archane equipment not easily serviceable, the changing business) and that it’s now under contract to […]

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Rob Shamlian Admits that Fat Baby is for Sale ‘When the Right Offer Comes Along’

Posted January 6, 2015 at 5:23 am

The Hell Square empire of Rob Shamlian is crumbling bar by bar. That much we’ve chronicled these last few months. When word broke yesterday that, not only Spitzer’s Corner and Los Feliz were for sale, but that The Derby was as well, the controversial nightlife impresario confirmed that he’s all but finished with the neighborhood. He’s […]

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Exclusive: Streit’s Matzo Factory is Under Contract and Leaving the Lower East Side this Spring

Last modified January 6, 2015 at 11:43 am

Devastating news from Rivington Street today. Streit’s Matzo Factory – the fifth generation family business and neighborhood anchor for nearly a century – is departing the Lower East Side for good this spring. It’s an extremely heartbreaking turn of events, and we’re reeling. The following dispatch was sent to us this morning by filmmaker Michael Levine, […]

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Maison Kitsuné is Opening Its 2nd NYC Shop on Rivington Street

Posted December 24, 2014 at 5:30 am

That cutesy pink exterior at Rivington Street was painted black last week. After sitting on the open market for three months, the indie fashion aesthetic of Cutie Room just gave way to something more upscale preppy. Maison Kitsuné – the French-Japanese record label-slash-fashion hybrid – is opening a “unique retail experience” here in the coming […]

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Spiritual America Boutique Quits 5 Rivington Street

Posted December 22, 2014 at 5:35 am

Spiritual America followed its Lower East Side address-mate Cutie Room into the dark oblivion, having closed up shop last week. Last month was its three-year anniversay at 5 Rivington Street; this month is a bit less celebratory. The women’s boutique shuttered without much announcement to the neighborhood. Its window leafing – somewhat scraped off – […]

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Showtime’s ‘Nurse Jackie’ Filming on Rivington Street Today

Posted December 10, 2014 at 10:03 am

For the second day in a row, the same Hell Square intersection will host more filming activities. Today, the immediate vicinity of Orchard and Rivington Streets will be setting for a Nurse Jackie shoot. Nurse Jackie first premiered on Showtime back in 2009. Local production for the seventh and final season kicked off earlier this fall. […]

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Mazeish to Bring ‘Persian Mediterranean’ Cuisine to the Former Pok Pok Space on Rivington

Posted December 10, 2014 at 5:33 am

Chef-owner Andy Ricker packed up Pok Pok Phat Thai back in September, and relocated the business from the Lower East Side to a much larger space in Brooklyn. It’s the natural trajectory these days. Well, not long after the departure from 137 Rivington Street, butcher paper was placed in the windows of the sub-level store. […]

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ABC No Rio Hopes to Break Ground on New ‘Passive House’ Facility in Spring 2015

Posted December 1, 2014 at 5:00 am

When news broke over five years ago that ABC No Rio would be demolishing its centennial tenement (rather than renovating) for a new progressive facility, the story netted plenty of headlines. And controversy. Purists argued that this was a mistake running counter to the punk rock ethos of this longtime community center. Plans all along […]

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‘awindow’ Pop-Up Retail Lab Opening at 125 Rivington Street

Posted November 21, 2014 at 6:10 am

Aside from plans last year to transform 125 Rivington into a bar called “The Carolinas,” the ground floor has seen naught but pop-up endeavors. In fact, the last such temporary shop was seven months ago, that of SR luxury backpacks. As of this week, though, it’s again all systems go. Roving creative house awindow edition […]

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