Rivington Street

Rivington Street’s ‘Bar Alaska’ Takes Over Where Stay Classy Failed

Last modified March 16, 2018 at 12:53 pm

There is a slice of the Klondike on eastern Rivington Street. A new sub-grade cocktail den dubbed Bar Alasaka just made its winter splash last week. Bar Alaska is a self-described “laid back, yet elegant American cocktail bar—but with a Russian accent,” and features a “selection of elite Russian vodkas and vodka-based cocktails,” according to […]

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Spitzer’s Corner Reopened this Weekend as ‘Grunhaus’ on Rivington Street

Last modified March 12, 2018 at 8:43 am

Spitzer’s Corner closed in late-January and went under the knife a a few weeks later. The establishment went through a speedy conversion to a new nightlife concept that’s basically more of the same. Meet Grunhaus, the successor, which officially opened over the weekend. Fresh neon signage has been in play since last week. They serve […]

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Rivington Street Crime Pattern Spurs City to Install New Light Poles

Posted March 6, 2018 at 5:00 am

Two months ago, a robbery pattern plagued Rivington Street, east of Essex, including the armed holdup of the LES Mini Mart bodega. Wanted posters still dot the windows of businesses on the block. Since then, the 7th Precinct determined that this block was “too dark,” and subsequently introduced mobile flood lights to combat the problem. […]

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City Seeks Community Input on Conversion of Abandoned Baruch Bathhouse

Last modified March 7, 2018 at 10:26 am

Now approaching its 117th birthday, the Baruch Bathhouse, nicknamed the “White House” by NYCHA-dwellers, may soon return to the ranks of the living after decades of dormancy. Indeed, the facility hasn’t been utilized since the city cemented the place shut in 1975. Well, the Parks Department is looking to issue a “Request for Expression of […]

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Clayton’s Corner: At the Memorial for LES Documentarian, Toyo Tsuchiya [PHOTOS]

Posted February 23, 2018 at 5:07 am

If, in the early ’80s, Toyo Tsuchiya’s ambition was to be remembered as a serious New York City documentary photographer, he could not have picked a more overlooked and neglected piece of landscape than the Forsyth and Rivington Street area, between Delancey and Houston. At the time, it was a drug- and crime-infested subdivision. As […]

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Dangerous Carbon Monoxide Levels Force Evacuation of LES Buildings

Last modified February 22, 2018 at 9:34 am

Several buildings in Hell Square, including the Hotel on Rivington, were evacuated yesterday after manhole fires sparked dangerous levels of carbon monoxide around the block. The subterranean fires happened at around 11am yesterday morning, prompting an evacuation of the hotel and the three adjacent buildings an hour later. It’s believed that the melting of last […]

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7-Story Matzo Factory Condos Top Out on Rivington Street

Posted February 20, 2018 at 5:12 am

The Streit’s name hasn’t held court on the Lower East Side since demolition of 148-154 Rivington Street commenced in the summer of 2016. Now, in its place, teaser signage for the upper crust newcomer which just topped out last week. The token signal of apex – an American flag – was planted atop the seven-story […]

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Rivington House Condo Conversion Begins as Slate Property Group Files Plans with City

Posted February 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

With the community slighted, Slate Property Group now officially embarks on its luxury conversion of Rivington House. Three separate permit applications were filed with the Department of Buildings last week for the upcoming job. This despite the partial stop-work order still in effect on 45 Rivington Street. CetraRuddy Architects is the design firm behind the $17.1 […]

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SLA Denies ‘La Caverna’ Expansion on Rivington Street, Saying it would ‘Disrupt the Neighborhood’

Posted January 31, 2018 at 5:00 am

La Caverna will not be expanding its operations into the upper levels of 122 Rivington Street. Indeed, the State Liquor Authority last week denied the applicants in the months-long application to alter their liquor license, noting that the proposed iteration would be “too big” and would “disrupt the entire area.” Fifteen years after its debut […]

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Delilah is Donezo: Rivington Street Club is Getting Auctioned off Today

Posted January 25, 2018 at 9:39 am

This morning, some news that neighbors might relish. It would appear that the closure of Delilah on Rivington Street is permanent. An auction of its furnishings is set for later this afternoon. Thus caps a tumultuous few weeks for the controversial, year-old nightclub. The downward spiral started with the slashing of three patrons outside Delilah […]

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