Rivington Street

Economy Candy Plans Late-July Store Reopening

Posted June 28, 2021 at 5:00 am

Don’t call it a comeback! Economy Candy is slowly resuming its normal treats slinging operation. We’re told that a soft reopen is tentatively slated for the end of July, with a grand reopening later on this summer. In the meantime, those with a sweet tooth can still place orders for curbside pickup or nationwide shipping, […]

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‘Library’ Condos Begin Selling on Rivington Street

Posted June 25, 2021 at 5:05 am

A former branch of the New York Public Library is born again rich. The Horizon Group, which acquired the historic Beaux Arts library building at 61 Rivington Street in May 2018 for $8.4 million, is in the final stages of condo conversion. Sales launched yesterday at the new development, known officially as the Library. At […]

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A ‘Lullaby’ Cocktail Bar for Rivington Street

Last modified June 3, 2021 at 6:10 am

An “approachable” cocktail bar is headed to Rivington Street. Pre-bed rituals are again the naming convention here at 151 Rivington, with Nitecap giving way to another cocktail bar called Lullaby. (Yawn?) Principals Harrison Snow and Jacob Hodas are on the Community Board 3 docket this month for a full liquor license with operating hours of […]

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‘Cock’ Fight at CB3 Over Rivington Street Club

Last modified May 12, 2021 at 6:24 am

The Cock fight appears to be heating up. A large, vocal contingent of Hell Square residents is diametrically opposed to the bar moving into the former home of Fat Baby on Rivington Street. At issue is the business itself, which has come under fire in recent years from Second Avenue residents for being an unruly […]

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Alife Shuts Down After 22 Years on the Lower East Side

Posted May 6, 2021 at 5:00 am

Alife, the seminal streetwear brand born on the Lower East Side, is closing its flagship store on Rivington Street and leaving the neighborhood. The shutter draws a curtain on more than two decades of retail in the neighborhood. Alife’s General Manager Treis Hill revealed the news on Instagram late-day yesterday, thanking everyone “that helped make […]

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The Cock Heads to Fat Baby

Posted April 29, 2021 at 5:00 am

The Cock is headed down. The self-proclaimed “rock and roll fag bar” may soon move to Hell Square. To an address notorious among locals for being a boisterous pain in the ass. Application materials on file with Community Board 3 reveal that the nightclub marked 112 Rivington Street – the former abode of Fat Baby […]

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Hotel on Rivington Owners Still Seek a Buyer at $69M

Posted February 16, 2021 at 5:01 am

The Hotel on Rivington, last courted by Kushner Companies two years ago, remains on the market for a princely sum. Longtime hotel owners (and developers)  Paul and Rena Stallings continue the search for a buyer willing to shell out $69 million, which is $1 million less than the last price tag. The difference this time […]

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Yopparai Quits Rivington Street, but Plans New Location

Posted February 10, 2021 at 5:02 am

Stricken by pandemic difficulties, Yopparai is not reopening its popular Japanese restaurant on Rivington Street. The business had closed at the onset of the pandemic last year, and struggled to make ends meet. “We tried takeout, but our menu and style wasn’t well suited for that,” ownership told us in an email. That coupled with […]

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Rest Assured, Economy Candy is Still Open

Posted January 11, 2021 at 5:00 am

With a spate of legendary institutions shuttering during pandemic, word began circulating over the weekend that Economy Candy was the latest victim. Not so. The candy shop, on the Lower East Side for more than eighty years, remains alive, slinging sweets from its doorstep at 108 Rivington Street. The above photo was taken on Saturday […]

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Over a Decade Later, Still No Passive House for ABC No Rio on Rivington Street

Posted December 16, 2020 at 5:00 am

The saga of the new and improved ABC No Rio is a neverending story. In this chapter, activity is spotted in the mid-block chasm formerly known as 156 Rivington Street. Not much to report, though, other than the promised delivery date of the spring 2022 for the new development, posted on Department of Buildings signage. […]

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