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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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This is the Glassy Condo Building Replacing Streit’s Matzo on Rivington Street

Posted April 22, 2016 at 8:59 am

Here now, on the eve of Passover, a glimpse at what will replace the former Streit’s Matzo factory on Rivington Street. In a johnny-come-lately story published by the New York Times about the Ben Shaoul mega-condo at 196 Orchard Street (“You call it gentrification, I call it ‘cleaning it up,’”), author Ronda Kaysen ends with a bit about […]

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For Streit’s Matzo, Decision to Sell Was ‘Most Difficult Decision Our Family Has Made in our Entire Lifetimes’

Posted January 8, 2015 at 5:22 am

Yesterday afternoon, Streit’s Matzo addressed the impending sale of its factory headquarters at 148-154 Rivington Street, and subsequent move from the Lower East Side. It’s a turn of events that has elicited plenty of public outcry worldwide. Their poignant statement was made via Facebook post: As some of you may have already heard we are […]

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Now that’s a Shitload of Matzo Outside Streit’s [PHOTOS]

Posted December 3, 2013 at 10:03 am

We’re in the middle of Chanukah, and Passover is a good four months away, yet that doesn’t stop Streit’s from cranking out tons of matzo. A reader spotted “an epic amount of matzo” sitting on the sidewalk outside the factory yesterday. Well over a dozen skids by our count, and easily the most we’ve seen […]

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