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Black Cat LES on Rivington Street to Reopen this Week with New Management and Menu

Posted June 13, 2016 at 5:10 am

Worry not, fans of Black Cat Cafe on Rivington Street. Yes, the comfy local favorite has been closed for the last week or so. But it is returning soon enough. You’ll recall that the owners had been looking to sell the three-year-old business since as early as last August. Brokers were hell-bent on pitching the […]

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With Demolition Looming, Final Shows at Existing ABC No Rio Announced

Posted June 8, 2016 at 5:13 am

Lower East Side punk haven, ABC No Rio, just released its final slate of programming in their longtime Rivington Street location. The announcement comes as the arts organization prepares to demolish the current building at 156 Rivington Street, and replace with a new energy-efficient “passive house.” The takedown and subsequent reconstruction – which should begin […]

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Streit’s Matzo Factory Condos at 150 Rivington Street Now for Sale [PHOTOS]

Posted June 8, 2016 at 5:10 am

These days, The only visible reminder Streit’s Matzo ever existed on Rivington Street is the crowning stone atop the tenement that reads, “A. Streit.” Otherwise, everything else is gone. The machinery, the workers, the dumpsters of discarded matzo, and, of course, that delicious smell of baking. What’s left is a property awaiting demolition and redevelopment. […]

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The Second Coming of St. Jerome’s on Rivington Ends, ‘LES Junction’ up Next

Last modified June 6, 2016 at 9:18 am

The second coming of rock dive St. Jerome’s – christened two years ago as Rivington F+B – is about to change hands. Again. Out from the clutches of controversial nightlife maven Paul Seres. The mid-block hang goes before Community Board 3 in a couple weeks for the presumed sale of assets (and full liquor license). LES […]

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‘Mimi & Coco’ Set to Close as Hell Square Retail Graveyard Takes Hold

Posted June 2, 2016 at 5:12 am

Three years into its lease, and the minuscule eatery at 92 Rivington Street is on its way out. Mimi & Coco, the popular Japanese restaurant that debuted in June 2013, currently sports a leasing sign in its window. It’s clear what’s happening next. Closure. And another nail in the coffin of this block, which now […]

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DIY: Make Your Own Future Band Flyers for ABC No Rio’s Final Exhibit

Posted May 27, 2016 at 10:29 am

You know all of those wouldn’t-it-be-great band names that you’ve come up with when you are in a slightly “altered” state? Here’s your chance to create that band. Well, sort of. ABC No Rio has been the host for many a hardcore punk band in the past. But their makeshift creative space, carved out of […]

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Tell Mayor de Blasio to Reverse the Rivington House Deal [PETITION]

Last modified May 27, 2016 at 1:33 pm

It’s not enough that Councilwoman Margaret Chin introduced legislation to prevent another Rivington House situation from happening. Or that our public officials continue to assert that the deed restriction process will require more scrutiny in the future. Here’s what needs to happen: the $116 million deal needs to be rescinded, the lifted deed reinstated, and […]

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City Marshal Comes for Calexico 9 Months After Closure; Croman Wants $12,500 for the Space

Posted May 27, 2016 at 5:00 am

For the first time in forever, the roll-down security gates are open at 153 Rivington Street. The shutters have been perennially – more or less – closed since Calexico faded from the commercial landscape last July. Pasted to the window is the familiar computer-printed City Marshal seizure notice. The order was issued last week; better […]

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Pols Line up Behind Legislation Aimed at Preventing Another Rivington House

Posted May 26, 2016 at 5:12 am

As the Rivington House scandal continues to snowball and affect Mayor de Blasio’s footing, local politicians are now lining up to prevent the next such boondoggle from happening. Councilwoman Margaret Chin, alongside Borough President Gale Brewer, introduced new legislation yesterday that would reform the city’s practices concerning deed restrictions. The process – namely, a deed […]

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Visiting the Intersection of Hardcore Punk and Architecture at ABC No Rio

Posted May 23, 2016 at 10:21 am

Before the interwebs and before PayPal, if you wanted to hear an underground band or read a fanzine about them, you did it the old-fashioned way: sending an envelope with a check or cash to the band’s address. More often than not, the address on that envelope was the home of one of the band […]

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