Rivington Street

With Kushner Likely Out, Hotel on Rivington Listed for $70M

Posted June 24, 2019 at 5:00 am

It would appear that Kushner Companies is no longer under contract to purchase the Hotel on Rivington. The firm had entered into an agreement to acquire the twenty-story glass eyesore last November for $65 million. Six months later, the real estate firm filed a complaint in New York Supreme Court demanding that hotel ownership (Paul […]

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Streit’s-Replacing Luxury Condo Boasts Matzo Factory Photo Exhibit in the Lobby

Last modified June 6, 2019 at 7:31 am

It’s the equivalent of hoisting a hunting trophy atop the mantle. Destroy, then honor. Same ol’ same ol’ (authentrification). Where the Streit’s Matzo Factory formerly stood for ninety years (until 2015), a luxury condo. And what for its lobby? A new photo installation displaying “what the factory looked like just before it was demolished in […]

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The Great Tree Massacre of Rivington Street Claims Another

Posted May 28, 2019 at 5:07 am

Call it a small-scale arborcide. The great tree massacre of Rivington Street continues with the loss of another. This time, the planting just west of Eldridge. It’s now a fresh stump. Thanks to the city’s extensive tree-tagging initiative (“NYC Street Tree Map”), we have a better understanding of its identity. It was a Callery Pear […]

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Kushner’s $65M Purchase of Hotel on Rivington is Tripped Up

Posted May 16, 2019 at 5:06 am

The Kushner Companies’ multimillion-dollar purchase of the Hotel on Rivington is reportedly on shaky ground. Last November, the firm entered into contract to acquire the twenty-story glass eyesore for $65 million. Fast forward six months. According to documents filed in New York Supreme Court Tuesday morning, uncovered by The Real Deal, Kushner Companies demands that […]

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AG Ready to Sue if Allure Group Doesn’t Build LES Health Care Facility by 2022

Last modified May 15, 2019 at 7:56 am

And so the Rivington House saga continues apace… Under the terms of the settlement with the New York Attorney General last year, the Allure Group is on the hook for $750,000 in penalties and costs to the State, plus an additional $1.25 million to a half-dozen Lower East Side healthcare non-profits. All related to their […]

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The New Faces of ‘Beastie Boys’ Square on Ludlow Street

Posted April 29, 2019 at 5:06 am

Here is the new face (or, faces) of what may eventually become “Beastie Boys Square.” Street artist Danielle Mastrion, who’s painted the rap trio several times since Adam Yauch (MCA) passed away in 2012, reprised her role over the weekend outside Wolfnights on Ludlow Street. The mural is likely an attempt to refocus attention on […]

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Fight for ‘Beastie Boys Square’ Resumes with New Mural at Ludlow and Rivington

Posted April 26, 2019 at 5:08 am

Hype for “Beastie Boys Square” is re-energized. Artist Danielle Mastrion is currently painting a new Beastie Boys mural outside Wolfnights at Rivington and Ludlow. This is the third such paint job by the muralist in five years on the spot made famous by the cover of Paul’s Boutique. The work (and documentation) began yesterday afternoon. […]

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Shooting on Rivington Street Last Night

Posted April 19, 2019 at 5:09 am

There was reportedly a shooting on Rivington Street last night near the corner of Pitt. An eyewitness living in the vicinity tells us that, at about 9:53pm, three shots were fired outside the Rivington Foods bodega. According to unconfirmed reports on the Citizen app, the victim was hit in the right arm and stomach. The […]

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It’s Another Passover without Streit’s Matzo on the Lower East Side

Last modified April 20, 2019 at 10:54 am

Now four years removed, and with a glassy monstrosity in its place, it’s actually crazy reminiscing that a fully fledged matzo factory operated on Rivington Street for ninety years. Ninety years until 2015. That year was the final Passover on the Lower East Side for the family-owned Streit’s Matzo. The next summer – in July […]

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Rivington Tattoo Calls it Quits After 8 Years

Posted April 17, 2019 at 5:02 am

Thanks to Essex Crossing and the Matzo Factory condos, the east end of Rivington Street is turning tony real quick. The upscaling doesn’t leave much room for a place like Rivington Tattoo, which is closing down after eight years in business. “After 8 years, we are moving on, another victim of a changing city,” ownership […]

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