148-154 Rivington Street

Streit’s Matzo Factory Settles in Rockland County, Location Revealed

Posted January 8, 2016 at 10:29 am

Months after Streit’s Matzo officially divested from the neighborhood, we now have details on the new Rockland County location. Some sleuthing reveals that the new facility is located at 171 Route 303 in Orangeburg, New York. Rockland County. Suffice it to say that it’ll be sad not seeing the Rivington address on matzo boxes from […]

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Streit’s Matzo Ceases LES Production for the First Time in 90 Years; Begins Moveout

Last modified June 16, 2015 at 8:09 am

First the Davey Drill at its doorstep, and now this. Five months after we first broke news of its departure, Streit’s Matzo is now amidst the move-out stage. Yup. For the first time in some ninety years, the machines inside Streit’s Matzo factory are purportedly silent. First floor windows into the conveyor apparatus are now […]

Drilling Begins Outside Streit’s Matzo Factory on Rivington

Posted June 12, 2015 at 5:00 am

There it is. The first visible sign of demise and departure for the Streit’s Matzo factory on the Lower East Side. Sitting outside its decades-old premises at 148-154 Rivington Street is this Davey Drill, forever the token symbol of imminent change for the worse. Purpose of these crane-looking machines is to collect soil samples and data ahead […]

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Documentary About Streit’s Matzo Scores Festival Run Just Before the Lower East Side Departure

Posted January 30, 2015 at 10:18 am

The Streit’s Matzo factory only has a few months left on the Lower East Side, the neighborhood it called home for ninety years. After Passover – concluding April 11 – it’s all she wrote. In the end, it was filmmaker Michael Levine and producer Michael Green who chronicled the final years of the matzo-makers at […]

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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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Touring the Streit’s Matzo Factory Ahead of Passover Holiday [PHOTOS]

Last modified April 9, 2014 at 4:40 pm

We take comfort in the knowledge that purchasing matzo at Streit’s is the true definition of shopping local. Peep that pink label and you’ll note the address of 148-154 Rivington is stamped on each box. To call the tenement factory a Lower East Side mainstay is an understatement. The fifth-generation family business has been cooking […]

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Queen Andrea Brings Converse Color Burst to Streit’s Matzo Factory

Posted March 3, 2014 at 11:37 am

The Suffolk Street facade of Streit’s Matzo factory is a consistent target for taggers and vandals. It’s an expansive wall-canvas with no windows. But the decades-old stalwart recently decided to pimp a piece of the exterior for some advertising dough (pun intended). Late last week, street artist Queen Andrea painted yet another colorful mural as […]

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Streit’s Matzo Documentary Now Complete; Additional Funding Sought for Festival Run [VIDEO]

Posted February 28, 2014 at 5:33 am

Filmmaker Michael Levine is in the final stages of his documentary about Streit’s Matzo Factory. He penned the following piece for Bowery Boogie and posted some additional video outtakes. Thanks to the incredible support we received last summer on Kickstarter, and after many months of editing, we’re thrilled to report that Streit’s: Matzo and the […]

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Now that’s a Shitload of Matzo Outside Streit’s [PHOTOS]

Posted December 3, 2013 at 10:03 am

We’re in the middle of Chanukah, and Passover is a good four months away, yet that doesn’t stop Streit’s from cranking out tons of matzo. A reader spotted “an epic amount of matzo” sitting on the sidewalk outside the factory yesterday. Well over a dozen skids by our count, and easily the most we’ve seen […]

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Rediscovering the Original Pitt Street Location of Streit’s Matzo Factory [VIDEO]

Last modified May 22, 2013 at 7:59 am

This is part one of a two part series written by Michael Levine, director of the documentary, Streit’s: Matzo and the American Dream, which chronicles the history of the Streit’s Matzo factory on the Lower East Side.

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