Rivington Street


Former Moby Haunt TeaNY on Rivington Street Closes for Good After 13 Years

Posted December 18, 2015 at 8:10 am

It’s oh so fitting that, as one Moby vegan joint gets going (Little Pine in LA), an original has gone under. We’re talking, of course, about Rivington Street staple TeaNY. The restaurant had just reopened following an abbreviated closure due to tax troubles three weeks earlier. Now the premises is in the hands of the landlord […]

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Report: Streit’s Matzo Factory is Going Condo, After All

Posted December 16, 2015 at 5:00 am

Today, in least shocking news ever, the former Streit’s Matzo factory is going condo. It’s confirmed. Despite recent DOB filings to truncate the height of 150 Rivington Street to a bi-level commercial space, the long game here is to eventually install luxury living. Midtown-based Cogswell Realty, which forked over $30.5 million for the four-parcel assemblage, recently […]

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125 Rivington Pitched as Prime Re-development Opportunity for $12M

Posted December 14, 2015 at 5:11 am

Nothing permanent has really taken to 125 Rivington Street since Rivington Guitars bolted from its namesake location in 2008 and settled in the East Village. Only a series of pop-up shops. The closest was a bar called “The Carolinas,” which tried to take over two years ago, but ultimately failed. So, when we saw the […]

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DDC Not Alerting Neighbors to Water Shutoffs for Rivington Street Work, Neighbors Say

Posted November 19, 2015 at 9:32 am

​The Department of Design and Construction is now seven months into its latest infrastructural project on the Lower East Side. This capital works job (#MED625) singled out several areas of concern for “water main replacements and distribution of water main extensions.” Three of said locales reside within the confines of Community Board 3. The largest […]

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The Hotel on Rivington Plans ‘Full Renovation’ of Ground Level and Restaurant; Co-op Food & Drink Likely on the Outs

Posted November 17, 2015 at 9:30 am

It’s gonna be a quiet winter on Rivington Street. Well, potentially. For the umpteenth time in recent years, it seems the Hotel on Rivington is looking to change up its ground level nightlife operation. Co-op Food & Drink will soon go down for some surgery. Who knows whether it’ll return intact. Talk about a cursed space! […]

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Decapitation of Streit’s Matzo Factory Building on Rivington Street Nets DOB Approval

Posted November 17, 2015 at 5:10 am

It took about a month, but the Department of Buildings is finally on board with plans to decapitate the sizeable mid-section of the Streit’s Matzo Factory. The proposal – submitted by Cogswell Realty in October – received official approval yesterday. As previously reported, Cogswell will not only remove the upper floors of 150 Rivington Street, […]


‘Limitless’ Sequel to Bradley Cooper Movie is Filming on Rivington Street Today

Posted November 13, 2015 at 5:19 am

It’s Friday the 13th, but nothing of the sort is filming on the Lower East Side. Only the television series sequel to Limitless, currently in its inaugural run for CBS. The production is centered in the immediate vicinity of Rivington and Forsyth Streets. Limitless premiered on CBS back in September, focusing on a man (Jake McDorman) who […]

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TeaNY Reopens on Rivington Street After Tax-Related Closure

Posted November 12, 2015 at 5:00 am

​The taxman couldn’t keep TeaNY down. Recall that the Department of Taxation and Finance stopped by 90 Rivington Street at the end of October. Inspectors seized the popular vegetarian cafe for nonpayment of taxes, and kept the gate shuttered for weeks. Those intimidating orange stickers were also plastered across the glass. The matter has apparently […]

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Developer Files to Decapitate Streit’s Matzo Building on Rivington Street

Posted October 22, 2015 at 5:00 am

The sizeable midsection of the former Streit’s Matzo Factory is coming down. Current property owner Cogswell Realty – the developer that purchased the four parcels earlier this year for $30.5 million – filed permits last week to demolish more than half of 150 Rivington Street. Floors two through six, to be precise. According to public […]

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TeaNY on Rivington Street is Shuttered by the Taxman

Posted October 21, 2015 at 5:00 am

Oh, how the mighty have fallen. Again. Two days ago, the New York Department of Taxation and Finance visited 90 Rivington Street and seized the popular vegetarian cafe, TeaNY, presumably for nonpayment of taxes. The restaurant is shuttered, with those bold red seizure stickers currently residing in the windows. Closure was so sudden, meanwhile, that […]

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