Rivington Street

Rest Assured, Economy Candy is Still Open

Posted January 11, 2021 at 5:00 am

With a spate of legendary institutions shuttering during pandemic, word began circulating over the weekend that Economy Candy was the latest victim. Not so. The candy shop, on the Lower East Side for more than eighty years, remains alive, slinging sweets from its doorstep at 108 Rivington Street. The above photo was taken on Saturday […]

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Over a Decade Later, Still No Passive House for ABC No Rio on Rivington Street

Posted December 16, 2020 at 5:00 am

The saga of the new and improved ABC No Rio is a neverending story. In this chapter, activity is spotted in the mid-block chasm formerly known as 156 Rivington Street. Not much to report, though, other than the promised delivery date of the spring 2022 for the new development, posted on Department of Buildings signage. […]

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Tiny’s Giant Sandwich Shop Gone After 21 Years

Last modified December 11, 2020 at 8:30 am

Another longtime Lower East Side favorite from the nineties is gone. Tiny’s Giant Sandwich Shop is the latest footnote in the story of the coronavirus lockdown, officially closed after twenty-one years at the southwest corner of Rivington and Norfolk Streets. It exited with naught but a whimper. No farewells, images, or words of reminisce on […]

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Burglar Arrested After Robbing Rivington Street Pizzeria Twice

Posted December 9, 2020 at 5:02 am

Lower East Side pizzerias are apparently a hot target for area criminals these days. Police said that Rivington Pizza was robbed two consecutive nights during Thanksgiving week. The burglar first broke into the eatery (just east of Clinton) on November 22, and made off with $170 cash. He returned two days later but didn’t steal […]

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Rivington House Wrapped in Netting for Mount Sinai Conversion

Posted November 17, 2020 at 5:02 am

Most of Rivington House is currently wrapped in bars and netting. It’s full steam ahead for the conversion to the new Mount Sinai Behavioral Health facility. Public records show that the skeletal protrusion is related to the $2.1 million project of “Structural modifications including facade restoration” for 45 Rivington Street. Overall, Mount Sinai is investing […]

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Economy Candy and the Pandemic Halloween

Posted October 27, 2020 at 5:03 am

With Halloween just a few days hence, we checked in with local love Economy Candy, to see how owners Skye and Mitchell Cohen are managing the pandemic during a peak holiday for the Lower East Side confectioners. As you can imagine, Halloween has always been a big deal in the Economy Candy family. “Growing up, […]

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Someone Sliced Away the Pride Flag from Sugar Sweet Sunshine

Posted October 21, 2020 at 5:05 am

It’s not all rainbows for Sugar Sweet Sunshine. Already contending with a spate of garbage dumping on its doorstep, the sweets shop just lost its Pride flag in an apparent hate-driven action. It appears someone snipped the rainbow gay pride flag from the storefront of 126 Rivington Street. We’re told that it had hung here […]

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Restaurants Contend with Trash Mess as Bags Ripped Open

Posted October 5, 2020 at 5:07 am

With outdoor dining and a sanitation slowdown, overflowing trash around the neighborhood has become a bonanza for area homeless. Readers report that homeless are tearing open trash bags placed curbside for pickup, leaving behind a smorgasbord of refuse. And a liability for restaurants. Sugar Sweet Sunshine hit the news last week after surveillance cameras caught […]

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Nitecap Says Goodnight to Rivington Street After Six Years

Posted September 29, 2020 at 5:10 am

Nitecap probably needs one right about now. The basement bar – founded in 2014 by David Kaplan and Alex Day of Death & Co. fame – announced its permanent closure on Instagram last night, citing challenges due to COVID-19 and debts still owed. Nitecap closed down, with the rest of the city, at the outset […]

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Celebrating Rosh Hashanah in the 1900s Lower East Side [PHOTOS]

Posted September 18, 2020 at 5:09 am

Sundown tonight marks the beginning of the Jewish new year with the holiday of Rosh Hashanah. To celebrate, below is a small collection of photos, courtesy of the Library of Congress, illustrating how Jews of the early 1900s celebrated the holiest of days while living in the ghetto of the Lower East Side. You’ll notice […]

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