Rivington Street

Clayton’s Corner: Rivington’s Falafel Guys Fighting City to Survive

Posted May 22, 2017 at 10:09 am

I understand many people believe New York City is a nicer, safer place now that international corporate capitalism has homogenized, standardized, and washed away so much of what made it edgy. They applaud such sentiments on the Lower East Side, where drugs and crime have largely been eliminated from public view. I am not one […]

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There is a New Beastie Boys Mural at Ludlow and Rivington

Last modified May 22, 2017 at 7:27 am

Hold it now, the Beastie Boys mural on Ludlow Street is updated. Danielle Mastrion, the street artist who painted the original artwork on the Wolfnights facade three years ago, was tapped for an encore this weekend. The predecessor was swiftly erased with blue paint and reborn. The small sidewalk party and mural painting was essentially a PR […]

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New LISA Project Mural at Allen Street Hotel is a Plug for ‘Five Points Festival’

Posted May 19, 2017 at 5:12 am

Where Tristan Easton’s ad-mural for Guess failed, another in this style is currently underway beside the Allen Street Hotel. The hoteliers reactivated a relationship with the Little Italy Street Art Project to bring street artist KaNO to the corner of Rivington Street. The new artwork is actually a plug for the inaugural Five Points Festival, a […]

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LES Landlord Hit with $1.2M Lawsuit over Hell Square Airbnb Scheme

Posted May 16, 2017 at 5:08 am

It’s being called the biggest crackdown on a landlord illegally using Airbnb, and it happened on the Lower East Side. Naturally. City prosecutors filed a $1.2 million lawsuit against building owner Rose King in Manhattan Supreme Court for running a small network of transient hotels in three of her properties. Rooms were described as “comfy […]

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Schiller’s is Closing this August After 14 Years on Rivington Street

Posted May 16, 2017 at 5:00 am

Here’s one from left field. The old guard of early-2000s Lower East Side hangouts is down another. Schiller’s Liquor Bar is closing down for good this summer after a fourteen-year tenure on Rivington Street. Last day in business will be sometime in August, according to an email distributed to customers. “We send our thanks to […]

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Masaryk Towers Seals the Rivington Street Walkway Between Pitt and Columbia

Posted May 8, 2017 at 5:09 am

The easternmost frontier of Rivington Street – where it’s decommissioned to a walkpath in the canyon of Samuel Gompers Houses and the Masaryk Towers – is now bisected. No outlet. Shots fired. We’ve heard from several residents in the vicinity that it’s causing quite a hoopla. One tenant of the latter Mitchell Lama co-op complex […]

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Failed Wine Bar on Rivington Street Becomes New ‘Zen Chai’ Cafe

Posted May 5, 2017 at 5:00 am

The tables were set, without a meal in sight. In life, but most recently in death. Such was the trajectory of Rouge Wine Bar, one of the biggest Hell Square failures in recent memory. Now, more than a year after shuttering, its former home at 94 Rivington Street will transform into a cafe. Indeed, lime-green […]

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This Street Artist Creates Life Size ‘Steel Animals’

Posted May 2, 2017 at 5:11 am

Two months ago, on the eleventh anniversary of the collapse of the Roumanian-American Synagogue, an open-mouthed seagull sculpture was affixed to the Rivington Street fence. It survived the winter and still hangs from chain-link. The art piece, composed of painted chicken wire, is the work of Brooklyn-based steel sculptor Strayones. The street artist creates life […]

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A Family of Rats Set this Guy’s Car Ablaze on Rivington; Tony Hawk there to Film it

Last modified May 2, 2017 at 8:42 am

The New York City rat is ruthless. If you were at the corner of Essex and Rivington on Friday afternoon, you likely saw a Volkswagen sedan on fire. A plume of smoke billowing into the sky. Yet, this wasn’t any ordinary blaze. Blame the family of rats allegedly nesting in this guy’s engine block. They […]

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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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