Rivington Street

Economy Candy Rebounds with New Store Layout

Posted September 14, 2021 at 5:03 am

Economy Candy officially returned from the pandemic sidelines with a block party and fresh store layout. The celebration involved the Big Gay Ice Cream truck outside 108 Rivington Street, and Gotham chocolates parked inside doling free samples. In the remodel, the store did not lose any of its old-school-warehouse-meets-Willy-Wonka charm. And it’s now substantially easier […]

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Economy Candy Returns with Labor Day Weekend Bonanza

Posted September 3, 2021 at 5:07 am

It’s back! After staying afloat during the pandemic, this weekend marks the grand reopening of Economy Candy. To celebrate, owners Skye and Michell Cohen planned special events throughout the Labor Day weekend for candy lovers. Each day will feature different free chocolate samples (FINE & RAW from Brooklyn, Gotham Chocolates, Goodio from Finland and Tony’s […]

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This Twitter Bot Maps Current NYC Locations of Long Gone Synagogues

Posted August 18, 2021 at 5:00 am

While the Lower East Side could be considered the geographic soul of American Judaism, there isn’t much to show for it these days. Nevertheless, much of those roots remain rather visible. Indeed, walking the neighborhood streets, it’s commonplace to see old synagogues repurposed in different ways. From multimillion-dollar condo conversions to upscale event halls. To […]

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Picking up ‘Langos’ on Rivington Street

Posted July 19, 2021 at 5:03 am

The owner of Ginger and Lemongrass expanded with a new restaurant. Its second on Rivington Street and a complete departure. Last month, Petra Rickman debuted Langos at 137 Rivington. Inside the sub-grade space that last housed Otaku Katsu, which was a victim of the pandemic. Langos is a cafe inspired by Central European (Czech Republic, […]

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Counted: Marte Claims Victory for District 1 Council Seat

Posted June 29, 2021 at 5:02 am

As expected, Christopher Marte is the next Councilman for District 1, replacing the outgoing incumbent (term-limited) Margaret Chin. Even though results won’t officially be certified until next week, team Marte is confident in victory. Including ballots cast during Early Voting and Election Day, the upstart politician, a Lower East Side native, received 7,556 (40.14%) votes. […]

Economy Candy Plans Late-July Store Reopening

Posted June 28, 2021 at 5:00 am

Don’t call it a comeback! Economy Candy is slowly resuming its normal treats slinging operation. We’re told that a soft reopen is tentatively slated for the end of July, with a grand reopening later on this summer. In the meantime, those with a sweet tooth can still place orders for curbside pickup or nationwide shipping, […]

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‘Library’ Condos Begin Selling on Rivington Street

Posted June 25, 2021 at 5:05 am

A former branch of the New York Public Library is born again rich. The Horizon Group, which acquired the historic Beaux Arts library building at 61 Rivington Street in May 2018 for $8.4 million, is in the final stages of condo conversion. Sales launched yesterday at the new development, known officially as the Library. At […]

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A ‘Lullaby’ Cocktail Bar for Rivington Street

Last modified June 3, 2021 at 6:10 am

An “approachable” cocktail bar is headed to Rivington Street. Pre-bed rituals are again the naming convention here at 151 Rivington, with Nitecap giving way to another cocktail bar called Lullaby. (Yawn?) Principals Harrison Snow and Jacob Hodas are on the Community Board 3 docket this month for a full liquor license with operating hours of […]

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‘Cock’ Fight at CB3 Over Rivington Street Club

Last modified May 12, 2021 at 6:24 am

The Cock fight appears to be heating up. A large, vocal contingent of Hell Square residents is diametrically opposed to the bar moving into the former home of Fat Baby on Rivington Street. At issue is the business itself, which has come under fire in recent years from Second Avenue residents for being an unruly […]

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Alife Shuts Down After 22 Years on the Lower East Side

Posted May 6, 2021 at 5:00 am

Alife, the seminal streetwear brand born on the Lower East Side, is closing its flagship store on Rivington Street and leaving the neighborhood. The shutter draws a curtain on more than two decades of retail in the neighborhood. Alife’s General Manager Treis Hill revealed the news on Instagram late-day yesterday, thanking everyone “that helped make […]

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