Rivington Street

Zenchai Tea Cafe on Rivington Street Calls it Quits

Posted November 12, 2018 at 5:03 am

Matcha tea might be all the rage these days, but the hype apparently wasn’t enough to sustain this Hell Square tea room. Zenchai Cafe, which specialized in Matcha, just called it quits the other day after spending a brief sixteen months at 94 Rivington Street. Ownership announced the news with a handwritten letter affixed to […]

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Historic NYPL Rivington Street Branch Undergoes Condo Coversion

Posted November 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

As the Rivington House condo conversion progresses ever so slightly, another historic building barely a block to the east is headed for same. The Beaux Arts beauty at 61 Rivington Street is now tagged for a similar luxury upgrade. Back in May, the historic building, which formerly housed the New York Church of the Nazarene, […]

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‘Sonnyboy’ Australian Cafe Headed to Rivington Street

Posted November 2, 2018 at 5:04 am

Here we go again – just a few months after Hemlock’s departure from Rivington Street, another waits in the wings. A new Australian cafe called Sonnyboy will open at 65 Rivington, beside the long-dormant Red Mango. The establishment – brought to you by the principal behind Banter on Sullivan Street – will feature a menu […]

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Controversial Park Slope Bar Owner Angling for 106 Rivington Street

Posted October 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

A fight is brewing at 106 Rivington Street, and it wouldn’t be the first time. Indeed, the sub-level commercial space boasts a recent history of angering neighbors. It was 2013 when the last round of fighting concluded in defeat for a bold nightlife concept here. Enrique Cruz – previously a sitting member of Community Board […]

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Parks Department Soliciting Input to Repurpose Abandoned Baruch Bathhouse

Posted October 10, 2018 at 5:10 am

For 43 years, the building sat dormant. Now, the second coming of the long-vacant Baruch Bathhouse is in its early stages. But first, more brainstorming and red tape. The city’s Parks Department returns to Community Board 3 tonight to further discuss the Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI), as well as timeline for the ultimate […]

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Due to Water Main Work, Rivington Street Block Loses its Trees

Posted October 10, 2018 at 5:04 am

As part of the three-years-running water main infrastructure project around the Lower East Side, the city recently set up shop at the corner of Bowery and Rivington Street. The job is for “water main replacements and distribution of water main extensions.” However, their presence here cost a large swath of roadway and the loss of […]

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Unleashed Dog on Rivington Street Bites Man in Crotch

Posted October 1, 2018 at 5:03 am

This dog tried to play fetch with a man’s stick. Yesterday evening, an unleashed dog bit two people near the corner of Rivington and Essex Streets, including one man who suffered a crotch grab. According to police, the dog ran up to the victim – near Welcome to the Johnsons – and bit him in […]

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Freemans Sporting Club Barbershop Reopens on Rivington Today

Posted September 10, 2018 at 5:05 am

The convoluted saga of Freemans Sporting Club Barbershop continues with its return to Rivington Street today. The business has been on the sidelines for the last year, during which time several of its former barbers seceded and started their own barbershop – dubbed Tuft – one block away on Stanton Street. Reason given for the […]

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Each Ribbon Represents a Bed Lost at Rivington House

Posted August 10, 2018 at 5:07 am

Activists stepped up visibility this week in the fight for the return of Rivington House to the community. The Neighbors to Save Rivington House coalition held a vigil outside the former nursing home this past Wednesday. Those in attendance, including elected officials, surrounded the facility “in a solemn direct action intended to send a message […]

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A Year Later, ‘Chamusca’ Announces itself on Rivington Street

Posted August 9, 2018 at 5:05 am

One year later, it looks like Chamusca is actually making some progress on Rivington Street. The “seafood restaurant with sustainable and seasonal menu” was originally slated to open in August 2017. However, in the intervening year, the 800 square-foot space remained largely dormant. Not until earlier this summer did activity pick up. There is a […]

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