Rivington Street

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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PBS Picks up Streit’s Doc ‘Matzo and the American Dream’ for Annual Passover Telecast

Posted April 17, 2019 at 4:35 am

With Passover just a couple days away – and another season without Streit’s Matzo on Rivington Street – PBS announced that it’s picked up the documentary, Matzo and the American Dream. PBS will beam the venerable film around the country, from New York’s flagship station, WNET (Thirteen), to such far flung locales as Boise, Idaho. […]

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Man Mugged by 3 Assailants on Rivington Street Early Saturday Morning

Last modified April 9, 2019 at 12:04 pm

A man was violently mugged near the corner of Allen and Rivington Streets early Saturday morning, police said. Shortly before 1am, the victim was walking on the sidewalk near the shuttered Sauce Restaurant when he was approached by three African American guys. One of the assailants allegedly put the victim in a headlock while the […]

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One Year Later, ‘Grunhaus’ Beer Hall on Rivington Street Closes

Last modified March 28, 2019 at 9:50 am

When the southeast corner of Ludlow and Rivington Streets goes dark, you take notice. After all, this is possibly the most party-concentrated block in Hell Square. Grunhaus, the year-old beer hall that replaced Spitzer’s Corner, hasn’t been open lately. Most notably, this past Saturday night during peak party hours. Calls to the establishment go unanswered […]

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New ‘Paint ‘N Sip’ Concept Eyes Vacant Fat Baby Spot on Rivington Street

Posted March 25, 2019 at 5:00 am

If the proverbial planets align, Hell Square is on tap to catch a new “paint and sip” establishment. On one of the worst blocks and notorious of spaces. The controversial Fat Baby footprint on Rivington Street has been vacant and on the market since Rob Shamlian shuttered the bar in 2017 and fled. Listings since […]

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It Might be Awhile Before ‘Sauce’ Reopens on Rivington Street

Posted March 20, 2019 at 5:07 am

Don’t hold your breath for Sauce, the Rivington Street Italian restaurant that’s been closed since late-December. Even though its eponymous pizzeria is serving slices next door, the OG Sauce, a locals favorite, remains down for the count thanks to a kitchen fire over the holiday season. The blaze KO’d both the eatery and a couple […]

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