An Elon Musk Space on Rivington Street?

Posted on: December 14th, 2018 at 5:02 am by

Until 106 Rivington Street fulfills its destiny as the next Hell Square nightspot, this. A tunnel construction company?

A tipster was out front last night and snapped a few photos before security stepped in. Below a “boring” neon sign, the sparse space is occupied by something called The Boring New York Company. There is a single desk enveloped in a layer of random blueprints; a golden shovel hangs on the wall; and a single couch for guests. It promises an Elon Musk style “hyperloop” connecting Manhattan to Brooklyn and Amazon HQ2 headquarters in Long Island City.

Is stoner Elon Musk planning a secret transit tunnel with Jeff Bezos?

Highly unlikely, and it’s probably a stunt of some sort. But there is a Twitter account for it…

As for 106 Rivington Street, the owner of Woodland in Park Slope took a major hit in October after Community Board 3 refused to endorse plans for a nebulous, 4am Asian fusion spot.

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