Rivington Street

Tough Slog for ABC No Rio and its Passive House on Rivington Street

Posted December 13, 2019 at 5:11 am

The redevelopment of ABC No Rio into an environmentally friendly passive house is again dogged by delays. In an appeal for donations on Giving Tuesday this month, ABC No Rio director Steve Englander provided an update on status of the new development. Another setback; this time it’s the necessary redesign of the foundation and plans […]

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Facade Work Erases Shepard Fairey Stencil on Rivington Street

Posted November 7, 2019 at 5:09 am

After eight years of holding court on the Bowery, one of Shepard Fairey’s “Obey” stencils is gone. Erasure of the street art relic – painted in June 2011 – is owed to repair work on the north-facing exposure of 213 Bowery. Department of Buildings records show that the landlord (Nourieli Machiah) was hit with a violation […]

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‘27 Club’ Mural on Rivington Street is Defaced Again

Last modified November 5, 2019 at 10:16 am

For the second time in the last six months, the popular “27 club” mural at Rivington and Forsyth Streets was vandalized. This time, the desecration is way worse. A string of Batman-inspired tags lines the base of the two-story brick building. The last incident – back in July – sparked a response from neighbors who […]

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M Noodle Shop Expands with New Location on Rivington Street

Posted October 29, 2019 at 5:13 am

Promised for years, Chamusca didn’t last on Rivington Street. It recently shuttered after barely eight months in business. Now, its successor is already operational. M Noodle Shop, based in Williamsburg, opened a Lower East Side outpost at 92 Rivington last week. The restaurant serves serves an approachable mix of Shanghai street food and Chinese-American comfort […]

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Bengali Street Eats Opens in the Falafel Guys Spot on Rivington Street

Posted October 25, 2019 at 5:05 am

The illuminated sign hanging above the raised grate is a misnomer. The Falafel Guys did not return, but its Rivington Street space is active anew. A new entity called Bengali Street Eats picks up where the predecessor left off. The tiny storefront at 157 Rivington retained the same setup and many of the same menu […]

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Pretty Ricky’s Makes itself Known in Hell Square

Last modified October 9, 2019 at 12:57 pm

The bar formerly known as Grunhaus, and earlier, Spitzer’s Corner, is now showing its new identity. Pretty Ricky’s is almost ready to party. The corner bar at Ludlow and Rivington Streets last week installed new neon signage above the entrance. Its placement caps several months of interior renovations. The prolific team behind Boulton & Watt […]

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Digging Begins Ahead of ABC No Rio Passive House Construction

Posted October 2, 2019 at 5:00 am

If a swift ascent is what was anticipated, another letdown in the world of ABC No Rio. Yes, digging has begun at the Rivington Street lot, but it’s just a test for the real thing. ABC No Rio director, Steven Englander, updated the faithful last week, noting that excavation work “won’t fully mobilize on site […]

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‘Otaku Katsu’ Debuts on Rivington Street

Posted September 24, 2019 at 5:00 am

Otaku Katsu, a new Japanese tonkatsu concept, debuts today at 137 Rivington Street. Chef Dimitri Voutsinas and his wife Christine Argao-Voutsinas took over the lease from the prior tenant, Tong Katsu. The fifteen-seat restaurant is a fast-casual concept that offers a variety of katsu and Japanese sando bentos, in addition to fresh made onigiris. Customers […]

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Boulton & Watt Team Readies ‘Little Ricky’s’ on Ludlow Street

Posted September 23, 2019 at 5:00 am

At the corner of Ludlow and Rivington Streets, change is nigh. No, not Beastie Boys Square, but the replacement of a fallen nightlife empire. That of Rob Shamlian. His Grunhaus reboot of Spitzer’s Corner failed to succeed, and closed last spring. In its place, the prolific team behind Boulton & Watt and Drexler’s – Darin […]

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Rivington House Sells to Mystery Buyer for $160M

Posted September 19, 2019 at 5:00 am

The saga of Rivington House continues this week with news of its sale. Indeed, three years after Slate Property Group, China Vanke Co., and Adam America Real Estate together purchased the property, the ownership team is cashing out. Price paid for the real estate was $116 million; sale price is $159.6 million. For the moment, […]

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