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Andy Ricker Closes Pok Pok Phat Thai on Rivington Street to Prepare for Brooklyn Move

Posted September 10, 2014 at 6:00 am

Seems like forever ago that Baohaus actually held court in the tiny sub-level space at 137 Rivington Street. When Eddie Huang moved the business to Union Square in 2012, Portland chef Andy Ricker swooped in with Pok Pok Phat Thai. Now, nearly three years after its debut, Pok is packing up. It’s relocating to – […]

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Basement Club ‘151’ on Rivington Street Will Remain Intact Under Death & Co. Ownership

Posted September 4, 2014 at 6:01 am

The eponymous, sub-level club at 151 Rivington Street will continue as is, but under new ownership. As reported, Death & Co. principals Alex Day and David Kaplan acquired the assets earlier this year. But apparently there was never any plan to replace 151. It would be a revamp. Indeed, Day told Eater last week, “We […]

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As Violence on the Bowery Increases, One Hotel Hires Sidewalk Security

Last modified September 3, 2014 at 4:38 pm

Rivington Street just off the Bowery is hot, but not necessarily in the way real estate brokers might have you believe. As we’ve been reporting lately, the intersection has seen a noticeable uptick in violence the last few months, including random attacks in broad daylight and the establishment of a pseudo open-air drug market. Neighbors […]

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‘Dubai Smoke Shop’ Takes Over for Honey in the Rough on Rivington Street

Posted September 2, 2014 at 10:07 am

Once a boutique, 161 Rivington Street is now something completely different. Back in the winter, proprietor Ashley Hanosh decided to shutter the Honey in the Rough boutique after seven years on Rivington Street. She told us at the time that a change was in order, and promptly moved to California. The old digs is currently undergoing conversion […]

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Time’s Up! 10-Year Mechanic Appreciation Party at ABC No Rio Tonight

Posted August 22, 2014 at 10:41 am

New York’s popular bike advocacy group, Time’s Up!, is throwing a big thank you at the volunteer bike mechanics who have, for over a decade, passed along their expertise to over 35,000 participants in the organization’s free weekly classes and workshops. As a result of these tutorials, New Yorkers have become more inclined to pedal, and more empowered to reach for […]

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M’Finda Kalunga Garden to Host Prison Art Pop-Up Show

Posted July 31, 2014 at 9:19 am

The confines of M’Finda Kalunga Garden is transforming into a pop-up gallery to display the works of local artists. In particular, formerly and currently incarcerated artists. Yup. Fury Young is spearheading the event;  he has literally sowed seeds there as a child, and is now planting further roots in the garden through local activism and art. From the mailbag: […]

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This is the Completed Beastie Boys Tribute Mural to ‘Paul’s Boutique’

Posted July 28, 2014 at 6:00 am

The “Beastie Boys Square” that wasn’t now has a rather loud visual. Wolfnights – descendant of the Paul’s Boutique-era bargain business establishment – donated its wall for a tribute to the trio. Street artist Danielle Mastrion spent the entirety of Saturday painting Mike D, MCA, and Ad Rock on the Ludlow facade of the restaurant. […]

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Hakki’s Rivington Pizza Parlor Renamed ‘Melani Pizza'; Full Liquor License Sought

Posted July 22, 2014 at 6:06 am

Hakki’s “famous” World Champion Pizza at 170 Rivington Street is no longer in the Lower East Side game. Within the last few weeks, the store seemingly changed hands, and currently carries a new identity. The parlor is now called Melani Pizzeria. The store itself underwent some change as well, including a major cleanup and better dining […]

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Neighbors Fear a 7-Eleven Might Happen at the Corner of Rivington and Pitt

Last modified July 17, 2014 at 9:17 am

Put your guard up. Rumor has it that 7-Eleven might be coming to the eastern terminus of Rivington Street. A concerned reader emailed us this weekend, explaining that construction work is currently underway in the commercial space at the corner of Pitt Street. Estevez Supermarket shuttered over six months ago after several violations of selling […]

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Summer’s Fat: The Top 10 Ice Cream Superlatives

Last modified August 5, 2014 at 10:32 pm

I don’t know about you, but I eat ice cream all year round.  So much ice cream so little time, especially in this neighborhood. I am now bringing it back to high school and being all judge-y and sh*t. Just for you. MOST OPULENT King Kong Banana Split $18 Morgenstern’s Finest | 2 Rivington St My […]

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