Streit’s Matzo

Carnage at Streit’s Matzo Factory (or, How Half a Block of Rivington Street is Demolished)

Posted March 30, 2017 at 9:30 am

Pause for a moment and inhale the sad state of Streit’s Matzo Factory. A backhoe currently sits on its rubbled remains. This is what it takes to take down history. The north side of Rivington Street between Suffolk and Clinton is amidst absolute change. Tenements that stood here for a hundred years are being demolished […]

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Demolition of ABC No Rio’s Former HQ Commences on Rivington Street

Posted March 8, 2017 at 5:00 am

The proverbial wrecking ball is busy around the Lower East Side these days. It’s tough to keep up. Over on Rivington Street, half the block is currently amidst demolition. First, the Streit’s Matzo Factory. Now, on the occasion of its centennial, the tenement that formerly housed ABC No Rio is receiving the same treatment. The city finally […]

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The Streit’s Name is Obliterated from Rivington Street [PHOTOS]

Posted February 24, 2017 at 5:00 am

For the first time in some ninety years, the name Streit’s is no longer presiding over Rivington Street. The crowning letters of 154 Rivington, as well as the small branded stamp, are both gone. Demolished over the last several weeks ahead of condo construction. The delicious scent of baking matzo is now traded for must. […]

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Say Goodbye to the Streit’s Matzo Factory Buildings on Rivington Street [PHOTOS]

Posted January 25, 2017 at 5:00 am

The former Streit’s Matzo Factory complex on Rivington Street spent the autumn season in a state of dormancy. Despite the commencement of demolition activity several months prior. Now, it’s full speed ahead; the takedown has resumed after this extended period of silence. It’s really happening. So far, much of the old tenement factory is hollowed […]

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Here’s a Glimpse of the 4 Penthouses to Top the Former Streit’s Matzo Factory [PHOTOS]

Last modified September 6, 2016 at 12:14 pm

As the three Rivington Street tenements comprising the former Streit’s Matzo Factory collectively await certain doom, its developers are chest-thumping over the eventual arrival of upper-crust living here. It’s over. Most recently, the four three-bedroom penthouses atop the glass protrusion receive the spotlight. Prices for these apartments start at a meager $3.8 million. Per Unique Homes: […]

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One Last Look Inside the Streit’s Matzo Factory Before it’s Gone Forever [PHOTOS]

Posted August 4, 2016 at 9:22 am

To peer into the Streit’s Matzo factory these days is an eerie sight. The nose is no longer tickled by the sublime scents of baking dough, but rather assaulted by the musty onslaught of crumbled brick and cement. It feels very much like a spooky graveyard. Demolition of the century-old buildings comprising 148-152 Rivington Street […]

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ABC No Rio Demolition Approved by the City Yesterday

Posted July 27, 2016 at 9:15 am

It’s another historic moment for ABC No Rio, currently in exile as it awaits its future. The city issued permits yesterday for the full demolition of the four-story tenement building at 156 Rivington Street, easily one of the last vestiges of Lower East Side punk. Until the wrecking crew is mobilized, however, ABC No Rio remains […]

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After 90 Years on the Block, the Streit’s Matzo Factory Buildings Getting Demolished

Posted July 12, 2016 at 5:12 am

Unleavened past, unaffordable future. That should be the tagline at 150 Rivington Street. After months of speculation and released renderings, the Streit’s Matzo Factory, on the block for decades, is now officially coming down. Sidewalk bridge, rat-baiting stations, and other pre-demolition appendages have been threatening as much since Passover. The above image was submitted by a […]

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With Demolition Looming, Final Shows at Existing ABC No Rio Announced

Posted June 8, 2016 at 5:13 am

Lower East Side punk haven, ABC No Rio, just released its final slate of programming in their longtime Rivington Street location. The announcement comes as the arts organization prepares to demolish the current building at 156 Rivington Street, and replace with a new energy-efficient “passive house.” The takedown and subsequent reconstruction – which should begin […]

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Streit’s Matzo Factory Condos at 150 Rivington Street Now for Sale [PHOTOS]

Posted June 8, 2016 at 5:10 am

These days, The only visible reminder Streit’s Matzo ever existed on Rivington Street is the crowning stone atop the tenement that reads, “A. Streit.” Otherwise, everything else is gone. The machinery, the workers, the dumpsters of discarded matzo, and, of course, that delicious smell of baking. What’s left is a property awaiting demolition and redevelopment. […]

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