Rivington Street

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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1840s Townhouse on Rivington Street Gets Rear Yard Expansion

Posted March 19, 2019 at 5:00 am

The last remnant of the Roumanian-American Synagogue on Rivington Street is undergoing an expansion. Department of Buildings finally issued permits last month to the owner of 95 Rivington Street – Lorenzo Giuffredi, per public records – for a rear-yard addition. The official green light arrives over five years after initial filing. Work on the extension […]

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First Look at the Horizon Group’s Conversion of Historic Rivington Street Library

Posted March 14, 2019 at 5:00 am

The historic Beaux Arts library building at 61 Rivington Street is amidst a luxury makeover. It’s the latest Lower East Side project by the Horizon Group, which acquired the property last spring for $8.45 million. Their proposal for 61 Rivington Street (aka The Horizon at Rivington) is a twenty-foot extension atop the current four-story structure. […]

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Time is Ticking for the Allure Group to Create LES Health Care Facility as Part of Rivington House Settlement

Last modified March 6, 2019 at 10:18 am

The legal fallout from the Rivington House scandal continues, as the Allure Group literally pays for its nefarious roles in the cancelation of the deed restriction that ultimately led to the $116 million sale of the former nursing home. Under the terms of the settlement with the New York Attorney General last year, Allure is on […]

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The Essex Restaurant will Move Across Rivington Street this Month

Posted March 5, 2019 at 5:00 am

Chased from its twenty-year perch by Essex Crossing, the Essex Restaurant is now on the move. As previously reported, it’s staked a new location just across Rivington Street. The Essex will occupy the ground floor (and mezzanine) of 124 Rivington, the former commercial office targeted last year by La Caverna for an expansion of its […]

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‘Chamusca’ Now Serving Seafood in Hell Square

Posted February 26, 2019 at 5:04 am

Hell Square now has seafood. The narrow, fast-casual eatery, Chamusca, debuted at 92 Rivington a couple weeks ago. The opening came nearly two years after we first announced its arrival. They have daily raw bar happy hour deals, as well as a menu with fish tacos, fried rice bowls, and a $50 seafood tower. Chamusca […]

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‘Leekan Designs’ to Shutter Next Month After 3 Decades of Selling the Unique

Posted February 21, 2019 at 5:09 am

After three decades peddling unique antiques to SoHo, and most recently, the Lower East Side, Leekan Designs is hanging it up. According to an announcement from the store earlier this week, the store at 4 Rivington Street will fold on March 3. Since the early 1980s, the business has traded in antique and contemporary (oftentimes […]

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