Rivington Street

Mount Sinai and Pols Agree that Reopening Rivington House Could Alleviate Hospitals Overwhelmed by COVID-19

Posted March 19, 2020 at 5:00 am

The local grassroots organization fighting to preserve Rivington House proposes to reopen the former AIDS home to stem the oncoming onslaught of COVID-19 patients. Its standard-bearer, Kathleen Webster, wrote the following editorial. The Governor asked for potential sites for hospital overflow related to COVID-19 patients. We asked Mount Sinai if they would offer Rivington House. […]

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Elevated Levels of Lead Dust Detected in Rivington Street Building Undergoing Renovation

Posted March 6, 2020 at 5:04 am

Elevated levels of lead dust were found in a Lower East Side property all too familiar with upscaling practices. A concerned tenant alerted us that the controversial landlord of 210 Rivington Street, Ariel Soudry, is still busy renovating apartments more than five years after acquiring the tenement from Samy Mahfar. And that there have been […]

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Mount Sinai Begins Work at New Rivington House Facility

Posted March 5, 2020 at 5:00 am

There is activity anew at Rivington House, where Mount Sinai is busy converting the former nursing home into its Comprehensive Behavioral Health Center. The hospital network filed for a slew of permits with Department of Buildings for various jobs on-premise. Included in the filings are plans for interior demolition, excavation, and foundation work. At street level, […]

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Potential Fat Baby Replacement Evicted Before Ever Opening

Last modified January 23, 2020 at 6:43 pm

The Fat Baby space is again up for grabs. Eviction papers were taped to the door last week, indicating that the latest proposal for the Suave Bar and Restaurant is dead in the water. Suave was the third suitor in the last year for 112 Rivington Street. Principal Erinson Salce (of Sahara East on First […]

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‘Winky Lux’ Makeup Flagship Relocates North to Hell Square

Posted January 14, 2020 at 5:09 am

The Louis Vuitton stunt in Hell Square is history. Now, the corner store at Ludlow and Rivington Streets is continuing the trend of fashion at this address. From shoes to makeup. Indeed, Winky Lux retail operations are jumping north from its current offices down by Grand Street. The new shop opened at 100 Rivington a […]

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Tsismis Owner Transforms Orchard Street Boutique into Taste Cafe

Posted January 2, 2020 at 5:03 am

The Taste Collection can now live up to its name. The two-year-old boutique at Orchard and Rivington Streets has morphed into a retail-cafe concept. Taste Cafe, as the new entity is known, features small bites and booze alongside clothes and accessories. Menu includes Nespresso coffee, salads, croissants, and fruit salad. There is also “hi tea […]

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Tough Slog for ABC No Rio and its Passive House on Rivington Street

Posted December 13, 2019 at 5:11 am

The redevelopment of ABC No Rio into an environmentally friendly passive house is again dogged by delays. In an appeal for donations on Giving Tuesday this month, ABC No Rio director Steve Englander provided an update on status of the new development. Another setback; this time it’s the necessary redesign of the foundation and plans […]

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Facade Work Erases Shepard Fairey Stencil on Rivington Street

Posted November 7, 2019 at 5:09 am

After eight years of holding court on the Bowery, one of Shepard Fairey’s “Obey” stencils is gone. Erasure of the street art relic – painted in June 2011 – is owed to repair work on the north-facing exposure of 213 Bowery. Department of Buildings records show that the landlord (Nourieli Machiah) was hit with a violation […]

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Art

‘27 Club’ Mural on Rivington Street is Defaced Again

Last modified November 5, 2019 at 10:16 am

For the second time in the last six months, the popular “27 club” mural at Rivington and Forsyth Streets was vandalized. This time, the desecration is way worse. A string of Batman-inspired tags lines the base of the two-story brick building. The last incident – back in July – sparked a response from neighbors who […]

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M Noodle Shop Expands with New Location on Rivington Street

Posted October 29, 2019 at 5:13 am

Promised for years, Chamusca didn’t last on Rivington Street. It recently shuttered after barely eight months in business. Now, its successor is already operational. M Noodle Shop, based in Williamsburg, opened a Lower East Side outpost at 92 Rivington last week. The restaurant serves serves an approachable mix of Shanghai street food and Chinese-American comfort […]

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