Rivington Street

Star Pastry Chef Shoots the Moon with ‘Supermoon Bakehouse’ Opening Tomorrow on Rivington Street

Posted October 6, 2017 at 5:03 am

The Supermoon Bakehouse officially launches on Rivington Street tomorrow. Paper again covers the windows of the storefront, obstructing the stacks of iridescent, Instagram friendly boxes. The pastry chef behind the counter is Ry Stephen, the co-founder of Mr. Holmes Bakehouse in San Francisco. His business partner in the venture is head designer Aron Tzimas. Apparently, […]

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The ‘Taste Collection’ Readies Orchard Street Lingerie Boutique

Posted October 5, 2017 at 5:16 am

Finally, a replacement for Tobaldi at the southwest corner of Rivington and Orchard Streets. You’ll recall that the haberdasher fled Hell Square in March 2016 after three decades in business. The corner space hadn’t seen much action since the departure. Until now. A new lifestyle boutique called Taste Collection is poised to open at 83 […]

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Marte to Challenge Chin for City Council Seat in November General Election

Posted October 4, 2017 at 5:00 am

The scrappy campaign of Chris Marte might be down, but it’s not out. We got word yesterday that the fight against incumbent Councilwoman Margaret Chin for the District 1 seat is still alive. The rebound is owed to a fluke of voting. What the campaign has called a “unicorn” event. Basically, six registered Independence Party […]

The ‘Supermoon Bakehouse’ is Closer to Opening on Rivington Street

Last modified October 3, 2017 at 11:45 am

Underway since last spring, the Supermoon Bakehouseis ready to rise on Rivington Street. Filling the retail void left by the ill-fated Schapiro’s hangout. The butcher paper affixed to the floor-to-ceiling glass came down over the weekend to show off a new window display. Branded boxes pimping the Supermoon moniker, and the pithy “Bite me, NYC” […]

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‘Fat Baby’ on Rivington Street is Dead, Now Renting for $23K Per Month

Posted September 11, 2017 at 5:11 am

“Gone Fishin,” the handwritten note says in the door portal of 112 Rivington Street. Fat Baby is gone for good, indeed. However, it doesn’t appear that a sale of the bar actually transpired. Sources had previously noted that Fat Baby was acquired, but would undergo complete transformation (including namesake) to attract a high-end clientele. To […]

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Schiller’s Shipped off to Boulder, Colorado (Sort of)

Last modified September 8, 2017 at 10:28 am

The last bit of Schiller’s Liquor Bar was shipped to Boulder, Colorado, last week. Apparently the bar-top itself, furniture, and exterior neon lights are together bound for a new steakhouse in the mile high city. Restaurant interior designer Emily Frantz tells us that the items were purchased and sent to the CP Restaurant Group. The […]

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Fat Baby Closed Down on Saturday Night [UPDATED]

Last modified August 30, 2017 at 11:08 pm

Fat Baby, the controversial Hell Square club on Rivington Street owned by Rob Shamlian, is finished. It turned off the lights for the last time on Saturday night after a dirty dozen years in business. But a reboot of some sort is probably in the wings. The closure is most likely linked to the purported […]

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Schiller’s Liquor Bar Neons Deposed from Rivington Street

Last modified August 22, 2017 at 11:00 am

It finally happened. Now one week removed from the closure of Schiller’s Liquor Bar, down comes the neon signage. Reader Mary Kalemkerian sent us the above image of the “Liquor Bar” signage deposed and sitting on the sidewalk in front of the restaurant. As previously reported, the fourteen-year-old bar succumbed to a substantial rent hike, […]

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’80s Concept Bar ‘GB85’ on Rivington Street is for Sale

Posted August 18, 2017 at 5:12 am

The 1980s-themed bar GB85 on Rivington Street is not long for the neighborhood. As next of kin for Stay Classy New York, the small concept spot is now listed for sale. Tower Brokerage was retained to represent the seller. According to the real estate listing making the rounds, the 1,300 square-foot (plus basement) space is […]

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Inside Schiller’s Liquor Bar While it’s Emptied Out [PHOTOS]

Posted August 18, 2017 at 5:00 am

The bright yellow neons of 131 Rivington Street are now indellibly dark. Schiller’s Liquor Bar, which ended service Sunday night after fourteen years on the block, has turned out the lights. So, for the foreseeable future, load-out is in full effect. Contractors are currently dismantling and removing the remaining booze, furnishings, and kitchen equipment from […]

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