Rivington Street

‘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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‘Sweet Buttons’ Calls it Quits After 5 Years on Rivington Street

Posted June 4, 2018 at 5:03 am

Looks like the end of the line for the Sweet Buttons cupcakery in Hell Square. The bite-sized dessert shop just called it quits after spending five-and-half years at the northwest corner of Orchard and Rivington Streets. One need only look upward. Telltale tombstone signage courtesy of Misrahi Realty is presently affixed to the sidewalk bridge […]

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Report: Michael Shah Acquires 149 Rivington Street as Part of $100M Portfolio Deal

Posted May 23, 2018 at 5:00 am

Delshah Capital, the real estate firm of controversial landlord Michael Shah, is close to closing on a “Brooklyn-centric” $100 million portfolio. According to The Real Deal, the blockbuster deal includes 28 buildings spread across Williamsburg, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Carroll Gardens, and Bushwick, as well as two buildings on the Lower East Side. While the addresses aren’t clear, […]

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Fresh Permits Issued for Rivington House Gut Job

Posted May 18, 2018 at 5:00 am

Piecemeal work at Rivington House is progressing, despite pressure from the community and elected officials alike. The Department of Buildings two weeks ago issued permits to CetraRuddy Architects, the design firm behind the $17.1 million remodeling, for interior demolition, despite the partial stop-work order on the property. This grants the team the ability to renovate […]

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Streit’s Matzo Condos on Rivington Street Getting Glassed up

Posted April 30, 2018 at 5:04 am

Having topped out two months ago, the luxury condoplex that replaced the Streit’s Matzo Factory now sports some newfound exterior definition. Wraparound white glass – no doubt a soot magnet – is visible around the second floor of 150 Rivington Street, slowly making its way up the concrete skeleton. As previously reported, the family-owned Streit’s […]

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Community Advocates Meet with Slate Property Group to Discuss Rivington House

Posted April 19, 2018 at 5:11 am

Neighbors to Save Rivington House, a grassroots community organization formed in response to the facility’s sale (and resultant scandal) two years ago, recently met with the Slate Property Group to discuss its future in the neighborhood. Kathleen Webster, the group’s leader who also heads up the Sara D. Roosevelt Park Coalition, recapped the meeting with […]

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Another LES Bar-Goer Rescued After Sleepover at Marshall Stack on Rivington Street

Posted April 16, 2018 at 5:04 am

Talk about a repeat walk of shame. In case you missed this … for the second time within nine months, firefighters were tapped to rescue a bar-goer on the Lower East Side who spent the night trapped inside the establishment. A 23-year-old man dressed in jeans and beige blazer – seemingly ready for the day […]

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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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