Rivington Street

Locals Unhappy about Defacement of ‘27 Club’ Mural on Rivington Street

Posted July 11, 2019 at 5:09 am

The tagging of a popular mural on Rivington Street has angered some of the local populace, it appears. The so-called “27 Club” mural at the corner of Forsyth Street – painted last October by Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra – was recently defaced. Some graffiti crew tagged over the artwork with several white scrawls. However, a […]

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First Look Inside the New Essex Restaurant, Opening Across the Street on Rivington

Posted July 8, 2019 at 5:02 am

For The Essex restaurant inside its now-shuttered namesake market building, the move across the street is progressing, albeit at a slow pace. The nineteen-year-old establishment now occupies the ground floor of 124 Rivington, where build-out has been ongoing for months. (This is the former commercial office previously targeted by La Caverna for an expansion of […]

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Rumor: Louis Vuitton Opening Store on Rivington Street

Posted July 1, 2019 at 5:00 am

Brace yourself, plebeians of the Lower East Side. There’s a pretty juicy (and unconfirmed) rumor floating around the neighborhood that claims Louis Vuitton is on the way. Specifically, a new store at the corner of Ludlow and Rivington Streets in what was previously Tani (and Steve Madden for the six years prior). Workers renovating the store […]

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Sauce on the Sidelines for Another Month (at Least)

Posted June 24, 2019 at 5:05 am

Still on the sidelines, Sauce might soon return. Workers busy with renovations inside the Rivington Street restaurant said to expect a reopening sometime “next month.” Given the apparent state of the interior, though, that seems ambitious. You’ll recall that a kitchen fire at the end of December knocked out the locals favorite (Monday nights half […]

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With Kushner Likely Out, Hotel on Rivington Listed for $70M

Posted June 24, 2019 at 5:00 am

It would appear that Kushner Companies is no longer under contract to purchase the Hotel on Rivington. The firm had entered into an agreement to acquire the twenty-story glass eyesore last November for $65 million. Six months later, the real estate firm filed a complaint in New York Supreme Court demanding that hotel ownership (Paul […]

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Streit’s-Replacing Luxury Condo Boasts Matzo Factory Photo Exhibit in the Lobby

Last modified June 6, 2019 at 7:31 am

It’s the equivalent of hoisting a hunting trophy atop the mantle. Destroy, then honor. Same ol’ same ol’ (authentrification). Where the Streit’s Matzo Factory formerly stood for ninety years (until 2015), a luxury condo. And what for its lobby? A new photo installation displaying “what the factory looked like just before it was demolished in […]

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The Great Tree Massacre of Rivington Street Claims Another

Posted May 28, 2019 at 5:07 am

Call it a small-scale arborcide. The great tree massacre of Rivington Street continues with the loss of another. This time, the planting just west of Eldridge. It’s now a fresh stump. Thanks to the city’s extensive tree-tagging initiative (“NYC Street Tree Map”), we have a better understanding of its identity. It was a Callery Pear […]

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Kushner’s $65M Purchase of Hotel on Rivington is Tripped Up

Posted May 16, 2019 at 5:06 am

The Kushner Companies’ multimillion-dollar purchase of the Hotel on Rivington is reportedly on shaky ground. Last November, the firm entered into contract to acquire the twenty-story glass eyesore for $65 million. Fast forward six months. According to documents filed in New York Supreme Court Tuesday morning, uncovered by The Real Deal, Kushner Companies demands that […]

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AG Ready to Sue if Allure Group Doesn’t Build LES Health Care Facility by 2022

Last modified May 15, 2019 at 7:56 am

And so the Rivington House saga continues apace… Under the terms of the settlement with the New York Attorney General last year, the Allure Group is on the hook for $750,000 in penalties and costs to the State, plus an additional $1.25 million to a half-dozen Lower East Side healthcare non-profits. All related to their […]

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The New Faces of ‘Beastie Boys’ Square on Ludlow Street

Posted April 29, 2019 at 5:06 am

Here is the new face (or, faces) of what may eventually become “Beastie Boys Square.” Street artist Danielle Mastrion, who’s painted the rap trio several times since Adam Yauch (MCA) passed away in 2012, reprised her role over the weekend outside Wolfnights on Ludlow Street. The mural is likely an attempt to refocus attention on […]

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