Rivington Street

Streit’s Matzo Factory Condo on Rivington Street Hits 3-Story Height

Last modified December 14, 2017 at 8:08 am

The unleavened grounds of the former Streit’s Matzo Factory are now rising. And in a big way. After nearly a year of foundation and underpinning work, the superstructure is beginning the proverbial skyward ascent. Now well past the plywood threshold. At last observation, the building is currently sitting at a roughly three-story height. As previously […]

Remembering Local Photographer and Art Luminary Toyo Tsuchiya

Posted December 4, 2017 at 5:11 am

Local photographer and art luminary Toyo Tsuchiya passed away from natural causes November 23 in his East Village home. He was 69. The following farewell was written by Roman Primitivo Albaer, who is producing a film about No Se No and Rivington School. I first met Toyo Tsuchiya in Mars Bar, the stinking dive of […]

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Rivington House Vigil Tomorrow Marks 2 Years Since its Controversial Closure

Posted November 30, 2017 at 5:16 am

The second annual vigil to commemorate both World AIDS Day and the closing and loss of Rivington House is happening tomorrow. Organized by the grassroots Neighbors to Save Rivington House, the event is a gathering by candlelight to pay tribute to the former residents of Rivington House, who ultimately lost their homes and community when […]

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Mazeish Closes to Make Way for ‘TongKatsu’ on Rivington Street

Last modified November 29, 2017 at 11:10 am

Mazeish is no more, replaced instead with another fast-casual concept of a different cuisine. TongKatsu announced itself with a new illuminated canopy at 137 Rivington Street just before the Thanksgiving holiday. TongKatsu is described as a “Modern Japanese Inspired Quick Casual Restaurant.” Chef-owner Ben “Seraph” Tong leads the show here, and tells us that it […]

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CB3 Takes Stand Against 3 Full Liquor Licenses in Hell Square

Posted November 16, 2017 at 5:00 am

Denials were in the air last night, as the Community Board 3 SLA subcommittee dropped the hammer on three particular applicants within earshot of Essex and Rivington Streets. This intersection is considered by many to be one of the most problematic in Hell Square (on weekends) thanks to a cacophony of bar-goers, bottlenecked traffic, and […]

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Andrea Cohen Brings ‘Bongo’ to Schiller’s Liquor Bar Vacancy on Rivington Street

Posted November 3, 2017 at 5:00 am

The corpse of Schiller’s Liquor Bar is still warm, yet a potential replacement is already in the making. One that will likely get the cocktail crowd going. Three months after the fourteen-year-old hangout ended its Lower East Side tenure, Andrea Cohen is angling to impart an outpost of Bongo at 131 Rivington Street. Application materials […]

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Foundation Nearly Complete at Streit’s Matzo-Replacing Condos

Posted November 1, 2017 at 5:00 am

The Streit’s Matzo Factory buildings on Rivington Street are now just another footnote in Lower East Side history. Eliminated from the block between Suffolk and Clinton Streets seven months ago, ushering in another wave of area gentrification. That of a glitzy glassy eyesore. The heaping piles of splintered wood and strewn rubble have since been […]

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On Rivington Street, the Old TeaNY Transforms into Chris Marte HQ

Last modified October 31, 2017 at 1:16 pm

The teeny bit of TeaNY that remains on Rivington Street will eventually get replaced. But until then, it’s a staging area for City Council hopeful Chris Marte. Campaign posters litter the storefront, sitting side by side with leasing signs to attract more permanent tenants. Operational for weeks, we’re told that 90 Rivington is an “annex […]

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Report: Delilah Bar-Goer Accuses NYPD Surgeon of Rape

Last modified October 31, 2017 at 9:39 am

A woman this week accused an NYPD surgeon of raping her in his Brooklyn apartment Saturday night after the two met at Delilah on Rivington Street, police said. According to the report filed in the Daily News, the unnamed victim reportedly “fell ill” at the Lower East Side bar, and was offered a ride home […]

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Hotel on Rivington Racks up Nearly 200 Noise Complaints in the Last Year

Posted October 23, 2017 at 9:38 am

It might be twelve years old, but the Hotel on Rivington is still at odds with its neighbors. The Hotel on Rivington appears to lead the 7th Precinct on the Lower East Side with the most noise complaints, according to the city’s 311 records. Looking at the open data set, Jia and Cafe Medi together racked up 182 […]

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