Say Goodbye to the Streit’s Matzo Factory Buildings on Rivington Street [PHOTOS]
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 out, with open sky visible through the dismantled floors. When we happened upon the scene yesterday, a bulldozer was at work emptying brick and other left-for-dead machinery.
Fresh Department of Buildings signage onsite indicates that the full destruction will conclude in the fall of 2017.
As previously reported, housing stock at the new seven-story 150 Rivington consists of 45 one-, two-, and three-bedroom condos, including four duplex penthouses on the seventh/eighth floor. Prices are listed at $995,000, $1.7 million, $2.75 million, and $3.8 million respectively. Building amenities include bike room, gym, laundry, storage, and rooftop terrace with outdoor fireplace and kitchen.
The family-owned Streit’s Matzo sold 148-154 Rivington Street to Cogswell Realty in January 2015 for $30.5 million. A year later, we revealed that the company purchased a new facility in Rockland County, which is the new headquarters for matzo production.
And let’s not forget that that not even the mayor really cared that this institution was departing the city after more than ninety years.