148 Rivington Street

Foundation Nearly Complete at Streit’s Matzo-Replacing Condos

Posted November 1, 2017 at 5:00 am

The Streit’s Matzo Factory buildings on Rivington Street are now just another footnote in Lower East Side history. Eliminated from the block between Suffolk and Clinton Streets seven months ago, ushering in another wave of area gentrification. That of a glitzy glassy eyesore. The heaping piles of splintered wood and strewn rubble have since been […]

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Carnage at Streit’s Matzo Factory (or, How Half a Block of Rivington Street is Demolished)

Posted March 30, 2017 at 9:30 am

Pause for a moment and inhale the sad state of Streit’s Matzo Factory. A backhoe currently sits on its rubbled remains. This is what it takes to take down history. The north side of Rivington Street between Suffolk and Clinton is amidst absolute change. Tenements that stood here for a hundred years are being demolished […]

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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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Streit’s Matzo confirms Production is Moving to Rockland County

Posted July 20, 2015 at 5:12 am

For the first time in ninety years, Streit’s Matzo will solely produce unleavened bread outside the confines of the Lower East Side. Last week, we first broke word that Streit’s Matzo would be relocating its factory to Tarrytown. Well, we were close. Now comes confirmation that it’s actually Orangetown, just across the Hudson River in […]

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Streit’s Matzo Rumored to Move Production to Tarrytown; Deal Imminent for Neighboring Air Rights

Posted July 14, 2015 at 9:22 am

In early June, something rather remarkable happened on Rivington Street. Streit’s Matzo ceased production of unleavened bread at this factory for arguably the first time in ninety years. The somber news – not so surprising – was delivered almost the same day as our encounter with the removal of some archaic equipment. This was expected, […]

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The Streit’s Matzo Factory was Acquired for $30.5M

Last modified May 11, 2015 at 1:00 pm

The deal is done. Streit’s Matzo officially unloaded its historic 90-year-old factory on Rivington Street for a hefty $30.5 million, according to the deed filed with the city today. The buyer is none other than Cogswell Realty, a midtown-based real estate firm that specializes in “flying under the radar” with its property acquisitions. Ergo, expect […]

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For Streit’s Matzo, Decision to Sell Was ‘Most Difficult Decision Our Family Has Made in our Entire Lifetimes’

Posted January 8, 2015 at 5:22 am

Yesterday afternoon, Streit’s Matzo addressed the impending sale of its factory headquarters at 148-154 Rivington Street, and subsequent move from the Lower East Side. It’s a turn of events that has elicited plenty of public outcry worldwide. Their poignant statement was made via Facebook post: As some of you may have already heard we are […]

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More on the Departure of Streit’s Matzo from the Lower East Side

Posted January 7, 2015 at 9:22 am

To be honest, we’re still in shock about the bombshell news yesterday that Streit’s Matzo is departing the Lower East Side come springtime. We’re told that running the tenement factory is no longer economically feasible in the current location (i.e. archane equipment not easily serviceable, the changing business) and that it’s now under contract to […]

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Matzo Prankster Strikes on Rivington Street

Posted November 17, 2011 at 11:18 am

Mere blocks from the storied Streit’s Matzo factory at 148 Rivington Street, some prankster had fun with the unleavened bread. More after the jump!

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