Rivington Street

‘Ginger & Lemongrass’ Eyes Rivington Street Debut this Weekend

Posted October 18, 2017 at 9:50 am

After a build-out period of more than five months, including utilities-based delays, a new Vietnamese restaurant is all but ready to open on Rivington Street. The newcomer here is an offshoot of the Queens-based Ginger & Lemongrass, described by owner-chef Petra Rickman as a contemporary Vietnamese fusion restaurant. Having debuted in Whitestone just last year – […]

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Surveillance Footage Shows Perp Fleeing on Moped After Rivington Street Shooting [VIDEO]

Last modified October 16, 2017 at 7:04 am

Surveillance video just surfaced of the perp who allegedly shot a 26-year-old woman near the Hotel on Rivington early yesterday morning. The victim reportedly exited a cab shortly after 5am when a bullet grazed her upper left shoulder. According to police, four shots were fired, and as many 9mm casings were recovered. By yesterday afternoon, crime scene tape […]

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Woman Shot in the Arm Near Rivington and Ludlow Streets Early this Morning [Updated]

Last modified October 15, 2017 at 8:04 pm

[Updated below] Readers informed us that there was a shooting in Hell Square earlier this morning. Contrary to police scanner reports at the time, a 26-year-old woman was shot in the left arm by a gun-wielding cyclist shortly after 5am outside the Hotel on Rivington. She was apparently exiting a taxi at the time. According […]

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Star Pastry Chef Shoots the Moon with ‘Supermoon Bakehouse’ Opening Tomorrow on Rivington Street

Posted October 6, 2017 at 5:03 am

The Supermoon Bakehouse officially launches on Rivington Street tomorrow. Paper again covers the windows of the storefront, obstructing the stacks of iridescent, Instagram friendly boxes. The pastry chef behind the counter is Ry Stephen, the co-founder of Mr. Holmes Bakehouse in San Francisco. His business partner in the venture is head designer Aron Tzimas. Apparently, […]

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The ‘Taste Collection’ Readies Orchard Street Lingerie Boutique

Posted October 5, 2017 at 5:16 am

Finally, a replacement for Tobaldi at the southwest corner of Rivington and Orchard Streets. You’ll recall that the haberdasher fled Hell Square in March 2016 after three decades in business. The corner space hadn’t seen much action since the departure. Until now. A new lifestyle boutique called Taste Collection is poised to open at 83 […]

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Marte to Challenge Chin for City Council Seat in November General Election

Posted October 4, 2017 at 5:00 am

The scrappy campaign of Chris Marte might be down, but it’s not out. We got word yesterday that the fight against incumbent Councilwoman Margaret Chin for the District 1 seat is still alive. The rebound is owed to a fluke of voting. What the campaign has called a “unicorn” event. Basically, six registered Independence Party […]

The ‘Supermoon Bakehouse’ is Closer to Opening on Rivington Street

Last modified October 3, 2017 at 11:45 am

Underway since last spring, the Supermoon Bakehouseis ready to rise on Rivington Street. Filling the retail void left by the ill-fated Schapiro’s hangout. The butcher paper affixed to the floor-to-ceiling glass came down over the weekend to show off a new window display. Branded boxes pimping the Supermoon moniker, and the pithy “Bite me, NYC” […]

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‘Fat Baby’ on Rivington Street is Dead, Now Renting for $23K Per Month

Posted September 11, 2017 at 5:11 am

“Gone Fishin,” the handwritten note says in the door portal of 112 Rivington Street. Fat Baby is gone for good, indeed. However, it doesn’t appear that a sale of the bar actually transpired. Sources had previously noted that Fat Baby was acquired, but would undergo complete transformation (including namesake) to attract a high-end clientele. To […]

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Schiller’s Shipped off to Boulder, Colorado (Sort of)

Last modified September 8, 2017 at 10:28 am

The last bit of Schiller’s Liquor Bar was shipped to Boulder, Colorado, last week. Apparently the bar-top itself, furniture, and exterior neon lights are together bound for a new steakhouse in the mile high city. Restaurant interior designer Emily Frantz tells us that the items were purchased and sent to the CP Restaurant Group. The […]

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Fat Baby Closed Down on Saturday Night [UPDATED]

Last modified August 30, 2017 at 11:08 pm

Fat Baby, the controversial Hell Square club on Rivington Street owned by Rob Shamlian, is finished. It turned off the lights for the last time on Saturday night after a dirty dozen years in business. But a reboot of some sort is probably in the wings. The closure is most likely linked to the purported […]

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