Rivington Street

Cops: Robbers Entered Juice Press through Rivington Hotel Basement

Posted January 25, 2022 at 5:06 am

Brazen robbers used the basement of the Hotel on Rivington to hit the Juice Press location next door, cops said. Police sources say that bandits entered the Hotel on Rivington shortly before 6:00am the morning of January 19. Gaining access to the basement, the perps then used the passageway to sneak into the adjacent Juice […]

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The Soul of Fat Baby is Now ‘Restocked’ on Rivington Street

Posted January 10, 2022 at 5:03 am

The sole of Hell Square is now operational in a former controversial nightclub. Indeed, the corner of Rivington and Essex Streets is now a consignment sneaker shop. Fat Baby, gone; Restocked, in its stead. Restocked just opened at 112 Rivington, and offers a marketplace to buy, sell, trade, or consign sneakers. Its arrival marks something […]

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Bodegas Fight Back Against ’15-Minute’ Delivery Apps with Help from CM Marte

Posted January 10, 2022 at 5:01 am

While chain stores and rising rents are usually what forces out mom-n-pop shops like bodegas, a new threat has suddenly emerged. As previously reported, grocers promising fifteen-minute home delivery for their app customers are turning storefronts into mini-warehouses stocked with goods that an algorithm predicts locals will want. “Dark stores” or “ghost stores,” as they […]

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Suspect Wanted for Face Punch of 77-Year-Old in Rivington Street Bodega

Posted December 22, 2021 at 5:03 am

Police are looking for a suspect wanted for assaulting a 77-year-old man inside a Lower East Side bodega last week. At noontime on December 15, the attacker approached his victim inside the bodega at 161 Rivington Street, and both became involved in a verbal dispute, police said. As the men headed toward the front door, […]

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Under Community Pressure, City Moves to Renovate Rivington Playground

Posted December 1, 2021 at 5:02 am

As Sara D. Roosevelt Park continues its steady descent, area stakeholders are pushing to rehabilitate a key playground in the northern section of the park to stave off the danger element. The Rivington Street Playground, situated across from the M’finda Kalunga Garden, is next on the docket for a refresh, much in the same way […]

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Marte Victory Speech Pledges Two Years to Make the Impossible Possible as Councilman

Last modified November 3, 2021 at 8:32 am

Born and raised on Rivington Street by Dominican parents, Chistopher Marte, the young upstart who set out to unseat two-term City Councilmember Margarent Chin, now finds his campaign victorious. After that narrow loss to outgoing three-term Councilmember Margaret Chin by just 221 votes back in 2016, Marte’s second and victorious attempt at City Council for […]

New York Rangers Pop-up Honors Hockey Great Rod Gilbert with LES Pop-Up

Posted October 13, 2021 at 5:06 am

The New York Rangers are headed to the Lower East Side to honor one of its legendary fallen players, Rod Gilbert. With support from the Hockey Hall of Fame, the Blueshirts are hosting a pop-up tribute to the forward at 2 Rivington Street. “As we drop everything for Hockey Week, we also want to lift […]

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ABC No Rio to Break Ground on Passive House Next Spring

Posted October 12, 2021 at 5:01 am

More than four years after punk icon ABC No Rio fell, there is finally a meaningful update about its future redevelopment. Conceived in 1980 in a squat at 156 Rivington Street, ABC No Rio, an acronym of “Abogado Con Notario,” became a hub at the intersection of art and music. However, time was not kind […]

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Hotel on Rivington Returns from Pandemic Hiatus [Updated]

Last modified October 6, 2021 at 10:34 am

The Hotel on Rivington is back on the Hell Square scene. Its return from the pandemic sidelines after more than a year is followed closely by rumors that the original owner-developers – Paul and Rena Stallings – sold the property to a known hotelier. Indeed, word circulating the block is that Charles Aini and his […]

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Economy Candy Rebounds with New Store Layout

Posted September 14, 2021 at 5:03 am

Economy Candy officially returned from the pandemic sidelines with a block party and fresh store layout. The celebration involved the Big Gay Ice Cream truck outside 108 Rivington Street, and Gotham chocolates parked inside doling free samples. In the remodel, the store did not lose any of its old-school-warehouse-meets-Willy-Wonka charm. And it’s now substantially easier […]

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