Rivington Street

The Cock Heads to Fat Baby

Posted April 29, 2021 at 5:00 am

The Cock is headed down. The self-proclaimed “rock and roll fag bar” may soon move to Hell Square. To an address notorious among locals for being a boisterous pain in the ass. Application materials on file with Community Board 3 reveal that the nightclub marked 112 Rivington Street – the former abode of Fat Baby […]

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Hotel on Rivington Owners Still Seek a Buyer at $69M

Posted February 16, 2021 at 5:01 am

The Hotel on Rivington, last courted by Kushner Companies two years ago, remains on the market for a princely sum. Longtime hotel owners (and developers)  Paul and Rena Stallings continue the search for a buyer willing to shell out $69 million, which is $1 million less than the last price tag. The difference this time […]

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Yopparai Quits Rivington Street, but Plans New Location

Posted February 10, 2021 at 5:02 am

Stricken by pandemic difficulties, Yopparai is not reopening its popular Japanese restaurant on Rivington Street. The business had closed at the onset of the pandemic last year, and struggled to make ends meet. “We tried takeout, but our menu and style wasn’t well suited for that,” ownership told us in an email. That coupled with […]

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Rest Assured, Economy Candy is Still Open

Posted January 11, 2021 at 5:00 am

With a spate of legendary institutions shuttering during pandemic, word began circulating over the weekend that Economy Candy was the latest victim. Not so. The candy shop, on the Lower East Side for more than eighty years, remains alive, slinging sweets from its doorstep at 108 Rivington Street. The above photo was taken on Saturday […]

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Over a Decade Later, Still No Passive House for ABC No Rio on Rivington Street

Posted December 16, 2020 at 5:00 am

The saga of the new and improved ABC No Rio is a neverending story. In this chapter, activity is spotted in the mid-block chasm formerly known as 156 Rivington Street. Not much to report, though, other than the promised delivery date of the spring 2022 for the new development, posted on Department of Buildings signage. […]

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Tiny’s Giant Sandwich Shop Gone After 21 Years

Last modified December 11, 2020 at 8:30 am

Another longtime Lower East Side favorite from the nineties is gone. Tiny’s Giant Sandwich Shop is the latest footnote in the story of the coronavirus lockdown, officially closed after twenty-one years at the southwest corner of Rivington and Norfolk Streets. It exited with naught but a whimper. No farewells, images, or words of reminisce on […]

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Burglar Arrested After Robbing Rivington Street Pizzeria Twice

Posted December 9, 2020 at 5:02 am

Lower East Side pizzerias are apparently a hot target for area criminals these days. Police said that Rivington Pizza was robbed two consecutive nights during Thanksgiving week. The burglar first broke into the eatery (just east of Clinton) on November 22, and made off with $170 cash. He returned two days later but didn’t steal […]

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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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