Rivington Street

Report: Michael Shah Acquires 149 Rivington Street as Part of $100M Portfolio Deal

Posted May 23, 2018 at 5:00 am

Delshah Capital, the real estate firm of controversial landlord Michael Shah, is close to closing on a “Brooklyn-centric” $100 million portfolio. According to The Real Deal, the blockbuster deal includes 28 buildings spread across Williamsburg, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Carroll Gardens, and Bushwick, as well as two buildings on the Lower East Side. While the addresses aren’t clear, […]

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Fresh Permits Issued for Rivington House Gut Job

Posted May 18, 2018 at 5:00 am

Piecemeal work at Rivington House is progressing, despite pressure from the community and elected officials alike. The Department of Buildings two weeks ago issued permits to CetraRuddy Architects, the design firm behind the $17.1 million remodeling, for interior demolition, despite the partial stop-work order on the property. This grants the team the ability to renovate […]

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Streit’s Matzo Condos on Rivington Street Getting Glassed up

Posted April 30, 2018 at 5:04 am

Having topped out two months ago, the luxury condoplex that replaced the Streit’s Matzo Factory now sports some newfound exterior definition. Wraparound white glass – no doubt a soot magnet – is visible around the second floor of 150 Rivington Street, slowly making its way up the concrete skeleton. As previously reported, the family-owned Streit’s […]

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Community Advocates Meet with Slate Property Group to Discuss Rivington House

Posted April 19, 2018 at 5:11 am

Neighbors to Save Rivington House, a grassroots community organization formed in response to the facility’s sale (and resultant scandal) two years ago, recently met with the Slate Property Group to discuss its future in the neighborhood. Kathleen Webster, the group’s leader who also heads up the Sara D. Roosevelt Park Coalition, recapped the meeting with […]

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Another LES Bar-Goer Rescued After Sleepover at Marshall Stack on Rivington Street

Posted April 16, 2018 at 5:04 am

Talk about a repeat walk of shame. In case you missed this … for the second time within nine months, firefighters were tapped to rescue a bar-goer on the Lower East Side who spent the night trapped inside the establishment. A 23-year-old man dressed in jeans and beige blazer – seemingly ready for the day […]

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Rivington Street’s ‘Bar Alaska’ Takes Over Where Stay Classy Failed

Last modified March 16, 2018 at 12:53 pm

There is a slice of the Klondike on eastern Rivington Street. A new sub-grade cocktail den dubbed Bar Alasaka just made its winter splash last week. Bar Alaska is a self-described “laid back, yet elegant American cocktail bar—but with a Russian accent,” and features a “selection of elite Russian vodkas and vodka-based cocktails,” according to […]

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Spitzer’s Corner Reopened this Weekend as ‘Grunhaus’ on Rivington Street

Last modified March 12, 2018 at 8:43 am

Spitzer’s Corner closed in late-January and went under the knife a a few weeks later. The establishment went through a speedy conversion to a new nightlife concept that’s basically more of the same. Meet Grunhaus, the successor, which officially opened over the weekend. Fresh neon signage has been in play since last week. They serve […]

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Rivington Street Crime Pattern Spurs City to Install New Light Poles

Posted March 6, 2018 at 5:00 am

Two months ago, a robbery pattern plagued Rivington Street, east of Essex, including the armed holdup of the LES Mini Mart bodega. Wanted posters still dot the windows of businesses on the block. Since then, the 7th Precinct determined that this block was “too dark,” and subsequently introduced mobile flood lights to combat the problem. […]

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City Seeks Community Input on Conversion of Abandoned Baruch Bathhouse

Last modified March 7, 2018 at 10:26 am

Now approaching its 117th birthday, the Baruch Bathhouse, nicknamed the “White House” by NYCHA-dwellers, may soon return to the ranks of the living after decades of dormancy. Indeed, the facility hasn’t been utilized since the city cemented the place shut in 1975. Well, the Parks Department is looking to issue a “Request for Expression of […]

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Clayton’s Corner: At the Memorial for LES Documentarian, Toyo Tsuchiya [PHOTOS]

Posted February 23, 2018 at 5:07 am

If, in the early ’80s, Toyo Tsuchiya’s ambition was to be remembered as a serious New York City documentary photographer, he could not have picked a more overlooked and neglected piece of landscape than the Forsyth and Rivington Street area, between Delancey and Houston. At the time, it was a drug- and crime-infested subdivision. As […]

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