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

Posted on: April 10th, 2017 at 5:14 am by

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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 in January 2015 for $30.5 million. A new seven-story replacement is on deck for 150 Rivington Street, and 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.

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For its part, Streit’s Matzo is still going strong. The Rockland County factory – the location purchased after selling 148-154 Rivington Street – is up and running. However, this year’s Passover production was again baked and fulfilled at their facility in Moonachie, N.J. Facility. Next year will be the maiden run for headquarters.

“It gave us the space we needed. We also wanted to be part of a strong Jewish community which we got here so we now have the best of everything,” executive vice president Aaron Gross told the Orangetown Daily Voice. He also stressed that the factory setup in the original Rivington Street Location has been recreated.

Below is a photographic journey of the last few years.

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