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Streit’s Matzo Factory Condo on Rivington Street Hits 3-Story Height

Last modified December 14, 2017 at 8:08 am

The unleavened grounds of the former Streit’s Matzo Factory are now rising. And in a big way. After nearly a year of foundation and underpinning work, the superstructure is beginning the proverbial skyward ascent. Now well past the plywood threshold. At last observation, the building is currently sitting at a roughly three-story height. As previously […]

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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The Streit’s Name is Obliterated from Rivington Street [PHOTOS]

Posted February 24, 2017 at 5:00 am

For the first time in some ninety years, the name Streit’s is no longer presiding over Rivington Street. The crowning letters of 154 Rivington, as well as the small branded stamp, are both gone. Demolished over the last several weeks ahead of condo construction. The delicious scent of baking matzo is now traded for must. […]

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Say Goodbye to the Streit’s Matzo Factory Buildings on Rivington Street [PHOTOS]

Posted January 25, 2017 at 5:00 am

The former Streit’s Matzo Factory complex on Rivington Street spent the autumn season in a state of dormancy. Despite the commencement of demolition activity several months prior. Now, it’s full speed ahead; the takedown has resumed after this extended period of silence. It’s really happening. So far, much of the old tenement factory is hollowed […]

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Here’s a Glimpse of the 4 Penthouses to Top the Former Streit’s Matzo Factory [PHOTOS]

Last modified September 6, 2016 at 12:14 pm

As the three Rivington Street tenements comprising the former Streit’s Matzo Factory collectively await certain doom, its developers are chest-thumping over the eventual arrival of upper-crust living here. It’s over. Most recently, the four three-bedroom penthouses atop the glass protrusion receive the spotlight. Prices for these apartments start at a meager $3.8 million. Per Unique Homes: […]

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One Last Look Inside the Streit’s Matzo Factory Before it’s Gone Forever [PHOTOS]

Posted August 4, 2016 at 9:22 am

To peer into the Streit’s Matzo factory these days is an eerie sight. The nose is no longer tickled by the sublime scents of baking dough, but rather assaulted by the musty onslaught of crumbled brick and cement. It feels very much like a spooky graveyard. Demolition of the century-old buildings comprising 148-152 Rivington Street […]

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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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This is the Glassy Condo Building Replacing Streit’s Matzo on Rivington Street

Posted April 22, 2016 at 8:59 am

Here now, on the eve of Passover, a glimpse at what will replace the former Streit’s Matzo factory on Rivington Street. In a johnny-come-lately story published by the New York Times about the Ben Shaoul mega-condo at 196 Orchard Street (“You call it gentrification, I call it ‘cleaning it up,’”), author Ronda Kaysen ends with a bit about […]

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Streit’s Gets Scaffolding, Demolition for Condos Coming Soon

Posted March 24, 2016 at 5:00 am

And so it begins. The fall of Streit’s Matzo factory officially commenced yesterday with the initial assembly of scaffolding. Exterior of 150 Rivington Street will soon be behind bars. This new appendage is the first step in a larger plan to install a seven-story condo building atop the former matzo factory. It’ll sport forty-five condo units, […]

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