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.

Recent Stories

Nitecap Says Goodnight to Rivington Street After Six Years

Nitecap probably needs one right about now. The basement bar – founded in 2014 by David Kaplan and Alex Day of Death & Co. fame – announced its permanent closure on Instagram last night, citing challenges due to COVID-19 and debts still owed. Nitecap closed down, with the rest of the city, at the outset […]

Yeah Yeah Yeahs Celebrate 20 Years by Sharing Footage from First Show at Mercury Lounge

You’re old. But you were young then. Perhaps you caught a fringe group at Mercury Lounge that night twenty years ago. Yeah Yeah Yeahs were just another on a stacked bill September 25, 2000, alongside other relative unknowns, including Candy Darlings, Kid Congo Powers, and The White Stripes (who had released their debut record months […]

‘Friedmans’ Eyes Seward Park for Latest Outpost

Friedmans, the local comfort food chain, has eyes for Seward Park. Specifically, the commercial space formerly occupied by Randall’s Barbecue. Indeed, it appears that 357 Grand Street – vacant since May – could be restaurant number eight for the Friedmans crew. Owner Alan Phillips is listed on the October docket of Community Board 3 to […]

78 People Caught Flouting Social Distancing Rules at Bowery Karaoke Bar

A karaoke bar on the Bowery was busted by the Sheriff’s office Friday night for violating COVID-19 social distancing regulations. According to a report in Gothamist, seventy-eight people were spotted inside K-One Karaoke Bar at 97 Bowery eating and drinking at about 2:30am on Saturday morning. No distancing or masks. Sheriff Joe Fucito, head of […]

Artists Stick Together with ‘We Are All Bowery’

Hard hit by the pandemic and protests, an art initiative is underway to assuage the struggles currently happening on the Bowery. The “We Are All Bowery” project is helmed by Inside Change From Within, an endeavor supported in part by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. The goal of this project is a seemingly simple one: […]