Streit’s Matzo

Stairway to Nowhere: The Final Days of the Original ABC No Rio on Rivington Street

Posted April 13, 2017 at 5:00 am

Demolition of a half-block of Rivington Street is full speed ahead, and with it, the destruction of the both the old ABC No Rio headquarters and the former Streit’s Matzo factory. For the last several weeks, the buildings comprising 148-156 Rivington have been decimated in dramatic fashion. A combination of Bobcats, backhoes, and handtools. It’s […]

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A Lower East Side Passover with the (Destroyed) Streit’s Matzo Factory [PHOTOS]

Last modified April 10, 2017 at 3:36 pm

Why is this Passover different from all other Passovers? This year, the old Streit’s Matzo Factory buildings are no longer in existence. A pile of rubble picked over by backhoes and Bobcats. They don’t call it the “bread of affliction” for nothing. As previously reported, The family-owned Streit’s Matzo sold 148-154 Rivington Street to Cogswell Realty […]

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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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Demolition of ABC No Rio’s Former HQ Commences on Rivington Street

Posted March 8, 2017 at 5:00 am

The proverbial wrecking ball is busy around the Lower East Side these days. It’s tough to keep up. Over on Rivington Street, half the block is currently amidst demolition. First, the Streit’s Matzo Factory. Now, on the occasion of its centennial, the tenement that formerly housed ABC No Rio is receiving the same treatment. The city finally […]

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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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ABC No Rio Demolition Approved by the City Yesterday

Posted July 27, 2016 at 9:15 am

It’s another historic moment for ABC No Rio, currently in exile as it awaits its future. The city issued permits yesterday for the full demolition of the four-story tenement building at 156 Rivington Street, easily one of the last vestiges of Lower East Side punk. Until the wrecking crew is mobilized, however, ABC No Rio remains […]

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After 90 Years on the Block, the Streit’s Matzo Factory Buildings Getting Demolished

Posted July 12, 2016 at 5:12 am

Unleavened past, unaffordable future. That should be the tagline at 150 Rivington Street. After months of speculation and released renderings, the Streit’s Matzo Factory, on the block for decades, is now officially coming down. Sidewalk bridge, rat-baiting stations, and other pre-demolition appendages have been threatening as much since Passover. The above image was submitted by a […]

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