Rivington Street

Police Release Images of Men Wanted in Connection with Armed Robbery of Rivington Street Bodega

Posted January 16, 2018 at 5:10 am

Police are looking for three men wanted in connection with the armed robbery of a Lower East Side bodega. Two of the suspects allegedly entered the LES Mini Mart at 127 Rivington Street at 10:08pm this past Saturday, and held up the cashier at gunpoint. The armed duo made off with about $600 in cash […]

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Masked Men Hold up Rivington Street Bodega at Gunpoint

Last modified January 14, 2018 at 12:20 pm

Three masked men reportedly robbed a Rivington Street bodega last night, police said. Two of the men allegedly entered the LES Mini Mart at 127 Rivington Street just before midnight, and held up the cashier at gunpoint. The duo removed an unknown quantity of cash from the register and cigarettes from behind the counter. The […]

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SLA Suspends Delilah’s Liquor License After Weekend of Slashings and Fights

Posted January 11, 2018 at 5:09 am

Hey there, Delilah, it’s time to give up the ghost. The controversial, year-old club Delilah is in deep shit. Yesterday afternoon, the State Liquor Authority suspended its liquor license (corporate name Rivington F&B LLC) during its biweekly full board hearing. The decisive action follows on the heels of a multi-agency sting on-premise just last week. […]

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Allure Group Settles with AG Over Rivington House Scandal, Forced to Pay $1.25M to LES Nonprofits

Posted January 8, 2018 at 5:06 am

Coming up on the second anniversary of the controversial $116 million sale of Rivington House into luxury condos, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman last Friday announced a settlement with the Allure Group for its role in shutting down and selling the deed-restricted nursing home. In 2015, after acquiring the property, they paid the city $16.1 million […]

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Ten Years on, Spitzer’s Corner Morphs to ‘Spritzenhaus LES’

Posted January 8, 2018 at 5:05 am

Controversial Hell Square gastropub, Spitzer’s Corner, likely has a makeover in its future. Its owner Rob Shamlian is apparently looking to spruce things up a bit after ten years at Rivington and Ludlow Streets. Spitzer’s returns to Community Board 3 tonight, not for a sale of assets as in recent months, but to alter the […]

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After Violent Weekend, ‘Delilah’ on Rivington Street is Raided in Multi-Agency Sting

Posted January 4, 2018 at 5:00 am

Delilah on Rivington Street was raided last night in a multi-agency sting stemming from a weekend of violence and rowdy crowds. As part of the raid (aka M.A.R.C.H.), the State Liquor Authority, the NYPD Vice Unit, and members of the nascent 7th Precinct NCO program descended upon 155 Rivington Street and shut the year-old place […]

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Under New Management, Tiny’s Giant Sandwich Shop Falls to DOH Shutter

Last modified January 2, 2018 at 7:59 am

No-frills neighborhood stalwart, Tiny’s Giant Sandwich Shop, suddenly shuttered last week thanks to a visit from the city’s Department of Health. A computer printout displayed in the half-gated front windows (next to the DOH sticker) blames the closure on a clerical mishap of sorts. During the “bustle” of a recent management shakeup, “we neglected to […]

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3 Men Slashed in Early-Morning Altercation Outside ‘Delilah’ on Rivington Street

Posted December 30, 2017 at 2:52 pm

Three men were injured in an early-morning slashing incident outside Delilah on Rivington Street, police said. The story is still developing, but from what we understand, three men were apparently slashed by an assailant wielding a knife at around 5am. The altercation reportedly began inside the Delilah bar located between Suffolk and Clinton Streets, but the […]

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Growing up on the Lower East Side with the Real Schmulka Bernstein, My Grandfather

Last modified December 22, 2017 at 8:37 am

The following guest piece was written by Michele Clark, granddaughter of the real Schmulka Bernstein.  My grandfather Schmulka Bernstein owned and ran a kosher butcher store (Schmulka Bernstein Kosher Meats and Provisions) and factory smokehouse on Rivington Street, between Essex and Ludlow, from the 1930s until 1964. He was noted for, among other things, the guaranteed […]

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Bandits Lift Piggy Bank Tip Jar from Sugar Sweet Sunshine

Posted December 18, 2017 at 5:18 am

Bah Humbug. Two thieves stole a countertop tip jar from the beloved Sugar Sweet Sunshine Thursday night. The Rivington Street bakery announced the petty, small-time hit job on Facebook with a public shaming. The jar in question was a forty-five-year-old piggy, and staff had apparently just emptied. So there wasn’t much left for taking. “It […]

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