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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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Nearly Dead on the Vine, Rouge Wine Bar Promises to Reopen on Rivington Street

Posted November 14, 2014 at 10:06 am

Despite a 5-day notice of lease termination from the landlord last April, and the fact that it’s been closed forever, Rouge Wine Bar still threatens to reopen at 94 Rivington Street. Each week passes with the promise (from ownership) of an opening the following week. This half-assed attempt at a watering hole, which looks more like a furniture […]

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Galli Restaurant is Now Open for Service at 98 Rivington Street

Posted October 30, 2014 at 6:10 am

The second location of Galli Restaurant officially opened in Hell Square Tuesday evening after a weekend of trials. 98 Rivington Street had spent the better part of a year under the knife, ever since ‘inoteca ended its decade-plus run at the address last February. Decor seemingly skews swank, and carries a less homey feel than its […]

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ABC No Rio Commissions New Mural by Dasic Fernandez

Posted October 23, 2014 at 6:03 am

Continuing the apparent bi-annual painting schedule, ABC No Rio this week replaced the two-year-old “hands” mural thrown up by Brian George in 2012. Its successor is more colorful and exudes somewhat of a political tone. For its latest piece, the beloved Rivington Street art collective commissioned the services of Dasic Fernandez to decorate its exterior […]

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