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This Rivington Street ‘Hideout’ is a Dedicated Chai Bar

Posted February 3, 2017 at 5:11 am

The Hideout truly is. Directly across from Rivington House, this new chai bar quietly opened two weeks ago in what was previously a refuge for a string of galleries. The sub-grade storefront received a total makeover and is now a “fishbowl” of sorts. The Hideout, in the words of owner Christoper Brunet, is a “specialty chai […]

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Elite Millenials Club ‘Magnises’ Fails to Deliver the World, Members Want their Money Back

Posted January 26, 2017 at 5:03 am

File this one under first-world problems. The elite millenials club Magnises has created a rift among its membership. Boo-hoo. You might recognize Magnises as the uppity entity behind the “members-only penthouse” at the Hotel on Rivington. They began meeting here two years ago, moving from a West Village townhouse, and paying non-exclusive rent that permitted […]

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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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With the Debut of ‘S’zen Mixology Lounge’ this Week, Another THOR Spot for Embattled Hell Square

Posted January 17, 2017 at 5:00 am

Embattled neighbors call it one of the most problematic operators dotting Hell Square. One that seemingly gets away with everything. Somehow the Hotel on Rivington continues to open (and close) new establishments on-premise without the benefit of public scrutiny. The latest future grievance to arrive is a second-floor nightspot dubbed S’zen Mixology Lounge (i.e. scene + zen). […]

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ABC No Rio’s Passive House Replacement Potentially Delayed Due to Overall Lack of Funding

Posted January 4, 2017 at 5:00 am

Punk haven ABC No Rio is taking baby steps toward demolition and rebuilding of their new Rivington Street facility. The city gave its initial nod back in July, then two months later, water, electric, and sewage utility lines were each severed. The remainder of demolition awaits the official go-ahead, though, and is expected to commence […]

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Squadron Urges Further Rivington House Investigation under the ‘False Claims Acts’

Posted December 23, 2016 at 5:19 am

State Senator Daniel Squadron is upping the ante in the Rivington House scandal. From the mailbag: State Sen. Daniel Squadron released a letter to letter to Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Corporation Counsel Zachary Carter urging an investigation into the Rivington House deed restriction removal and purchase by the Allure Group under the State and […]

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Jude Law Spotted Buying ‘Stocking Stuffers’ at Economy Candy

Last modified December 23, 2016 at 9:07 am

‘Tis the season, where even well-dressed English actors need to pick up their Lower East Side sweets for the upcoming holidays. Jude Law, who you may have seen recently during your traditional viewing of The Holiday, popped into Economy Candy over the snowy weekend to pick up some edible cheer. The eighty-year-old candy shop relayed that he’s very friendly, […]

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‘Sweet Buttons’ Temporarily Deserts Rivington Street for Renovations

Posted December 19, 2016 at 5:15 am

Four years into its Lower East Side residency, the Sweet Buttons dessert shop is on the sidelines for a tune-up. The corner sweets boutique closed for renovations at the end of November to prepare for “new and exciting changes.” That much is made clear with the handwritten poster in the windows of 84 Rivington Street. […]

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Rivington Street’s Will Ferrell-Themed ‘Stay Classy’ Expands with 10-Day LA Residence

Posted December 5, 2016 at 5:11 am

Stay Classy New York made such a splash upon its Rivington Street debut in October 2015 that expansion was inevitable. One year later, owner Zach Neil is exporting the kitschy Will Ferrell-themed concept (and the legend of Ron Burgundy) to Los Angeles. For a limited time only. Beginning today, and for ten days thereafter, Stay Classy […]

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There Was a Basement Fire Beneath Sauce on Rivington Street Last Night

Posted December 1, 2016 at 5:12 am

Last night at around 8:00pm, just as the heavy rains started to intensify, a fire sparked in the basement of 78 Rivington Street. Beneath Sauce restaurant. Fire engines raced to the scene and blocked off the roadway from Allen to Ludlow Streets. A ladder was even deployed to the rooftop. Employees at the door informed us […]

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