Streit’s Matzo and the American Dream

Exclusive: Streit’s Matzo Factory is Under Contract and Leaving the Lower East Side this Spring

Last modified January 6, 2015 at 11:43 am

Devastating news from Rivington Street today. Streit’s Matzo Factory – the fifth generation family business and neighborhood anchor for nearly a century – is departing the Lower East Side for good this spring. It’s an extremely heartbreaking turn of events, and we’re reeling. The following dispatch was sent to us this morning by filmmaker Michael Levine, […]

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Touring the Streit’s Matzo Factory Ahead of Passover Holiday [PHOTOS]

Last modified April 9, 2014 at 4:40 pm

We take comfort in the knowledge that purchasing matzo at Streit’s is the true definition of shopping local. Peep that pink label and you’ll note the address of 148-154 Rivington is stamped on each box. To call the tenement factory a Lower East Side mainstay is an understatement. The fifth-generation family business has been cooking […]

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Streit’s Matzo Documentary Now Complete; Additional Funding Sought for Festival Run [VIDEO]

Posted February 28, 2014 at 5:33 am

Filmmaker Michael Levine is in the final stages of his documentary about Streit’s Matzo Factory. He penned the following piece for Bowery Boogie and posted some additional video outtakes. Thanks to the incredible support we received last summer on Kickstarter, and after many months of editing, we’re thrilled to report that Streit’s: Matzo and the […]

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Rediscovering the Original Pitt Street Location of Streit’s Matzo Factory [VIDEO]

Last modified May 22, 2013 at 7:59 am

This is part one of a two part series written by Michael Levine, director of the documentary, Streit’s: Matzo and the American Dream, which chronicles the history of the Streit’s Matzo factory on the Lower East Side.

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