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Streit’s Gets Scaffolding, Demolition for Condos Coming Soon

Posted March 24, 2016 at 5:00 am

And so it begins. The fall of Streit’s Matzo factory officially commenced yesterday with the initial assembly of scaffolding. Exterior of 150 Rivington Street will soon be behind bars. This new appendage is the first step in a larger plan to install a seven-story condo building atop the former matzo factory. It’ll sport forty-five condo units, […]

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Streit’s Matzo Condo Replacement Will Ascend 7-Stories

Posted January 27, 2016 at 5:00 am

It’s a turn of events that should come as no surprise to anyone. Not now. When Streit’s Matzo factory divested from the Lower East Side for $30.5 million and purchased a new facility in Rockland County, everyone knew its former Rivington Street digs would become luxury living for the 1%. The official confirmation came shortly […]

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Streit’s Matzo Factory Settles in Rockland County, Location Revealed

Posted January 8, 2016 at 10:29 am

Months after Streit’s Matzo officially divested from the neighborhood, we now have details on the new Rockland County location. Some sleuthing reveals that the new facility is located at 171 Route 303 in Orangeburg, New York. Rockland County. Suffice it to say that it’ll be sad not seeing the Rivington address on matzo boxes from […]

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Report: Streit’s Matzo Factory is Going Condo, After All

Posted December 16, 2015 at 5:00 am

Today, in least shocking news ever, the former Streit’s Matzo factory is going condo. It’s confirmed. Despite recent DOB filings to truncate the height of 150 Rivington Street to a bi-level commercial space, the long game here is to eventually install luxury living. Midtown-based Cogswell Realty, which forked over $30.5 million for the four-parcel assemblage, recently […]

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Decapitation of Streit’s Matzo Factory Building on Rivington Street Nets DOB Approval

Posted November 17, 2015 at 5:10 am

It took about a month, but the Department of Buildings is finally on board with plans to decapitate the sizeable mid-section of the Streit’s Matzo Factory. The proposal – submitted by Cogswell Realty in October – received official approval yesterday. As previously reported, Cogswell will not only remove the upper floors of 150 Rivington Street, […]

Developer Files to Decapitate Streit’s Matzo Building on Rivington Street

Posted October 22, 2015 at 5:00 am

The sizeable midsection of the former Streit’s Matzo Factory is coming down. Current property owner Cogswell Realty – the developer that purchased the four parcels earlier this year for $30.5 million – filed permits last week to demolish more than half of 150 Rivington Street. Floors two through six, to be precise. According to public […]

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Streit’s Matzo confirms Production is Moving to Rockland County

Posted July 20, 2015 at 5:12 am

For the first time in ninety years, Streit’s Matzo will solely produce unleavened bread outside the confines of the Lower East Side. Last week, we first broke word that Streit’s Matzo would be relocating its factory to Tarrytown. Well, we were close. Now comes confirmation that it’s actually Orangetown, just across the Hudson River in […]

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Streit’s Matzo Ceases LES Production for the First Time in 90 Years; Begins Moveout

Last modified June 16, 2015 at 8:09 am

First the Davey Drill at its doorstep, and now this. Five months after we first broke news of its departure, Streit’s Matzo is now amidst the move-out stage. Yup. For the first time in some ninety years, the machines inside Streit’s Matzo factory are purportedly silent. First floor windows into the conveyor apparatus are now […]

Drilling Begins Outside Streit’s Matzo Factory on Rivington

Posted June 12, 2015 at 5:00 am

There it is. The first visible sign of demise and departure for the Streit’s Matzo factory on the Lower East Side. Sitting outside its decades-old premises at 148-154 Rivington Street is this Davey Drill, forever the token symbol of imminent change for the worse. Purpose of these crane-looking machines is to collect soil samples and data ahead […]

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