Streit’s-Replacing Luxury Condo Boasts Matzo Factory Photo Exhibit in the Lobby

Posted on: June 6th, 2019 at 5:07 am by

Remember the Streit’s Matzo factory!

It’s the equivalent of hoisting a hunting trophy atop the mantle. Destroy, then honor. Same ol’ same ol’ (authentrification).

Where the Streit’s Matzo Factory formerly stood for ninety years (until 2015), a luxury condo. And what for its lobby? A new photo installation displaying “what the factory looked like just before it was demolished in 2016.” The images include interior and exterior portraits of Streit’s shot by Brooklyn photographer Joseph O. Holmes.

March 2017

Developer Cogswell Realty, which acquired the assemblage of 148-154 Rivington Street in 2015 for $30.5 million, boasts of purchasing several of these photographs that will remain on permanent display as a “nod to its humble and historic roots.”

Lucky for the Lower East Side, the installation is available to the public for one day only (today), but thereafter, an “amenity” for the luxury condo owners.

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