Rivington Street

Freemans Sporting Club Barbershop Reopens on Rivington Today

Posted September 10, 2018 at 5:05 am

The convoluted saga of Freemans Sporting Club Barbershop continues with its return to Rivington Street today. The business has been on the sidelines for the last year, during which time several of its former barbers seceded and started their own barbershop – dubbed Tuft – one block away on Stanton Street. Reason given for the […]

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Each Ribbon Represents a Bed Lost at Rivington House

Posted August 10, 2018 at 5:07 am

Activists stepped up visibility this week in the fight for the return of Rivington House to the community. The Neighbors to Save Rivington House coalition held a vigil outside the former nursing home this past Wednesday. Those in attendance, including elected officials, surrounded the facility “in a solemn direct action intended to send a message […]

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A Year Later, ‘Chamusca’ Announces itself on Rivington Street

Posted August 9, 2018 at 5:05 am

One year later, it looks like Chamusca is actually making some progress on Rivington Street. The “seafood restaurant with sustainable and seasonal menu” was originally slated to open in August 2017. However, in the intervening year, the 800 square-foot space remained largely dormant. Not until earlier this summer did activity pick up. There is a […]

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Neighbors Demand Return of Rivington House with Vigil

Posted August 8, 2018 at 5:07 am

A protest vigil is set to hold court around Rivington House later today. Neighbors to Save Rivington House, among other local activists, politicians, and neighborhood brethren are planning to “physically surround the building in a solemn direct action intended to send a message of resolve and community unity in demanding the return of the building.” The […]

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Six Years Later, Another Bar Tries to Make it Work at 106 Rivington Street

Posted July 30, 2018 at 5:13 am

Remember the clusterfuck surrounding 106 Rivington Street? Get ready for more. The sub-grade commercial space is perennially sealed behind lock and chicken wire. Or, had been. In the last few months, construction work has been underway on a new “Asian fusion” restaurant that possesses potential to rekindle another showdown with the neighborhood. It was exactly […]

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Two Decades Later, ‘Essex’ Restaurant is Moving Across the Street

Posted July 27, 2018 at 5:00 am

Through all the talk of Essex Crossing and its effect on the Essex Street Market, not much was said about the popular restaurant at the northeast corner of Rivington Street. The Essex is also on the move, but will soon find refuge just across the street. According to the Community Board 3 docket for August, […]

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One Year Later, ‘Hemlock’ Fades from Rivington Street

Posted July 24, 2018 at 5:06 am

Hemlock has but days to live. For the second time in as many years, there is restaurant turnover at 65 Rivington Street. Hemlock, the New American concept by Casa Mono vet Diego Moya, just announced its departure from the block. This Saturday night (July 28) will be its last. “I’ve enjoyed working with my wonderful […]

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‘Fat Baby’ Club Replacement Headed for Rivington Street

Posted July 11, 2018 at 5:04 am

It’s not over until the fat baby screams. Rob Shamlian’s former Rivington Street club, Fat Baby, went belly up almost one year ago. Since then, the 3,350 square-foot space is continually pitched as a prime nightlife opportunity, and listed on the market. Some listings boast the “awesome 3-floor club” with an asking price of $20,000. […]

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Former Home of TeaNY to Become ‘The Good Kind’ Danish Cafe

Posted June 21, 2018 at 5:00 am

It appears the former home of Moby’s TeaNY on Rivington Street has finally nailed down a permanent tenant. Another cafe type. The Good Kind inked a ten-year lease on June 1 to take over the sub-grade commercial space at 90 Rivington. It’s a Danish-style cafe concept run by principal Anna Poulsen, and will serve Brownsville […]

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Nearing Completion, Streit’s Matzo Condo Almost Fully Glassed

Posted June 13, 2018 at 5:03 am

In the few years since Streit’s Matzo departed the Lower East Side, the former unleavened ground has given rise to this seven-story haven for the one-percent. The shiny new condo development at 45 Rivington Street topped out back in February, and is now sporting some skin. Almost completely encased in blue-and-white glass. As previously reported, […]

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