Rivington Street

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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Lingerie Traded for ‘Original Goose Country’ on Rivington Street

Posted September 17, 2020 at 5:03 am

There is a new leather vendor headed to Orchard Street. Taking the place previously occupied by a lingerie shop and cafe. Signage appeared this week outside 83 Rivington Street, announcing the forthcoming arrival of Original Goose Country. This is the first brick-and-mortar for the outerwear brand, which came into the scene in 2018. Its founders […]

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Hana Japanese Cuisine Exits Rivington Street After Years 11 Years

Posted August 27, 2020 at 5:04 am

Hana Japanese Cuisine shuttered earlier this month after spending eleven years at 111 Rivington Street. According to the computer printout on the front door, as well as the Vacate Order, the closure is “due to necessary and emergency construction.” Department of Buildings records show the partial-order is related to a prior fire onsite, and requires […]

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Rancid’s Rivington Street ‘Time Bomb’ Turns 25 [VIDEO]

Posted August 25, 2020 at 5:04 am

This past Saturday marked the twenty-fifth anniversary of the seminal Rancid album, …And Out Come the Wolves. Given this milestone, we thought it appropriate to revisit the moment in time when the mohawks mingled with matzo on Rivington Street. Grab your black coat, white shoes, black hat (and Cadillac). When Rancid dropped “Time Bomb” in […]

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Another Look at Horizon Group’s Conversion of Historic Rivington Street Library into Luxury

Posted August 25, 2020 at 5:00 am

The Beaux Arts library at 61 Rivington Street is amidst luxury conversion. Going on two years now. Finally, there is a rendering of what to expect here. The Horizon Group, which acquired the historic building in May 2018 for $8.4 million, intends to impart this glassy twenty-foot extension atop the current four-story structure. The new […]

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