Renderings for New ABC No Rio Facility on Rivington

Posted on: June 26th, 2012 at 6:09 am by
This image has been archived or removed.

When word first leaked in late-2009 that the ninety-five-year-old tenement housing ABC No Rio was to be razed for a new facility, mild nerves took hold. Would the new structure retain the same sweat-soaked grit and grime of the current tenement? Or would it be trashed just the same?

This image has been archived or removed.

For awhile there, updates regarding the upgrade at 156 Rivington had reached a lull. Until a conference this past weekend on “passive houses” (airtight and energy efficient). Currently amidst the construction bid phase of development, architect Paul Castrucci delivered revised renderings and explanations of what to expect. Curbed has the goods on that event and the subsequent design, which, in so many words, indicates punk rock is going green.

This image has been archived or removed.

The 9,000 square-foot LEED-certified building will house exhibition and performance spaces, in addition to green roof and second floor terrace.

[Photos via Paul Castrucci]

Recent Stories

‘Punk’ Docuseries Attempts to Answer All of Your Punk Questions

Is it punk to create a documentary series about punk? Or is that the antithesis of the spirit itself? While watching the new docu-series Punk on the Epix network, I found myself asking these questions. Was I no longer a happy nonconformist if I actually liked this series? Does punk endure, or are some of […]

Two Bridges Developers Respond to New Lawsuit Against the City

Friday morning, a coalition of concerned neighbors and grassroots organizations under the umbrella Lower East Side Organized Neighbors, filed a lawsuit against the city in State Supreme Court to halt the construction of three new skyscrapers along the Two Bridges waterfront. The ultimate goal is preventing a wall of glass and implementing the decade-old, grassroots Chinatown Working […]

New ‘Paint ‘N Sip’ Concept Eyes Vacant Fat Baby Spot on Rivington Street

If the proverbial planets align, Hell Square is on tap to catch a new “paint and sip” establishment. On one of the worst blocks and notorious of spaces. The controversial Fat Baby footprint on Rivington Street has been vacant and on the market since Rob Shamlian shuttered the bar in 2017 and fled. Listings since […]

Another Look at the Remodeled DeSalvio Playground in Little Italy

Two years of construction, and a decade of advocating, finally let up. About a month ago, Little Italy locals scored early access to a reinvigorated DeSalvio Playground on Spring Street ahead of the “official” opening. The upgraded park at Spring and Mulberry Streets includes a curved seating area with benches, basketball court (with two hoops), jungle gym […]

Report: Teen Boosts Taxi from LES and Attempts Drive to Six Flags

If you’re gonna steal the car, don’t pull over for R-and-R. Police say that 19-year-old Jonathan Gualpa boosted a taxicab parked on the Lower East Side early Tuesday morning and attempted to drive it down to Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey. The vehicle was reportedly still running at 5:45am when the teen hijacker drove […]