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‘Hemlock’ Opens Tomorrow at the Former Near & Far on Rivington Street

Posted April 18, 2017 at 5:12 am

Miller’s Near & Far spent three years at 65 Rivington Street before fading into obscurity in August 2016. Now it’s replacement, Hemlock, is ready to give it a go. The restaurant opens tomorrow after seven months under the knife. Diego Moya – former sous chef at Mario Batali’s Casa Mono in Union Square – is behind the new fourteen-table concept. […]

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Sauce Restaurant Introduces New ‘LES Pizza’ Takeout Window on Allen Street

Last modified April 14, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Sauce introduced a new grab-and-go pizza concept at its Lower East Side restaurant yesterday. Their take on thin-crust pizza, dubbed LES Pizza, is dispensed through the window of 78 Rivington Street, and available 5pm to 12am daily. Delivery is also an option, via Seamless. The so-called pizza window just off the kitchen on the Allen […]

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Stairway to Nowhere: The Final Days of the Original ABC No Rio on Rivington Street

Posted April 13, 2017 at 5:00 am

Demolition of a half-block of Rivington Street is full speed ahead, and with it, the destruction of the both the old ABC No Rio headquarters and the former Streit’s Matzo factory. For the last several weeks, the buildings comprising 148-156 Rivington have been decimated in dramatic fashion. A combination of Bobcats, backhoes, and handtools. It’s […]

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A Lower East Side Passover with the (Destroyed) Streit’s Matzo Factory [PHOTOS]

Last modified April 10, 2017 at 3:36 pm

Why is this Passover different from all other Passovers? This year, the old Streit’s Matzo Factory buildings are no longer in existence. A pile of rubble picked over by backhoes and Bobcats. They don’t call it the “bread of affliction” for nothing. As previously reported, The family-owned Streit’s Matzo sold 148-154 Rivington Street to Cogswell Realty […]

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Far from a Sure Shot, ‘Beastie Boys Square’ Continues to Apply Pressure

Posted April 6, 2017 at 5:05 am

He can’t, won’t, and don’t stop. That would be LeRoy McCarthy and his bid to transform the southwest corner of Rivington and Ludlow Streets into Beastie Boys Square. To mark the occasion of the reinvigorated street co-naming campaign, he’s planned a party for next month (May 21) outside Wolfnights, the same address that appears on the […]

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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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‘Beastie Boys Square’ Might Soon Return for Street Co-Naming Consideration

Posted March 30, 2017 at 5:17 am

Hold it now… It’s a campaign three years in the making, and a proverbial thorn in the side of Community Board 3. Nevertheless, the Beastie Boys Square proposal is back on the front burner. 99 Rivington Street – currently Wolfnights – was featured prominently on the cover of the second Beastie Boys LP, Paul’s Boutique. […]

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Serafina Ludlow Reopens After Brief DOH Closure

Posted March 29, 2017 at 9:52 am

Demise isn’t yet in the cards for Serafina Ludlow, it seems. On Monday afternoon, just a few days after the Department of Health shuttered the four-month-old satellite location, the gates were hoisted and restaurant reopened. Business as usual. The city stopped by twice last week, and leveled a bevy of violations against Serafina, resulting in […]

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Health Department Shutters Serafina Ludlow 4 Months into Operations [UPDATED]

Last modified March 27, 2017 at 8:39 am

Several local brunch seekers pointed out that the four-month-old Serafina satellite at Ludlow and Rivington Streets was closed for business this weekend. Mysteriously, and without any notice or letter to patrons. Since the main line to the restaurant rang forever, we phoned other Serafina locations for more detail. Apparently there are some ambiguous “issues” to resolve, […]

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‘Da Falafel Guys’ Coming to Rivington Street, Forged from the Remains of the Falafel Shop

Posted March 24, 2017 at 5:09 am

The retail reanimation of 127 Rivington Street includes a bizarro version of its former self. Seven months later, no longer known as the Falafel Shop, the tiny store is now home to something called Da Falafel Guys. The signage and offering are nearly identical to the predecessor, but it’s under different ownership. Da Falafel Guys […]

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