Rivington Street

Rivington Street

Rivington Street is a street in the New York City borough of Manhattan, which runs across the Lower East Side neighborhood, between Bowery and Pitt Street, with a break between Chrystie and Forsyth for Sara D. Roosevelt Park. Vehicular traffic runs west on this one-way street.

The site of the second African burial ground in New York lies between Rivington and Stanton Streets, now a playground in the Sara D. Roosevelt Park. The M'Finda Kalunga community garden is also at this location. Several functioning synagogues remain on Rivington Street, a reminder of the large Jewish immigrant population that once inhabited the Lower East Side.

While Rivington Street has for years been a cross-street to the Lower East Side's main drags, it has in recent years become a destination street in its own right, with new restaurants opening. [ [http://events.nytimes.com/2006/03/19/dining/19rest.html Rivington Street: More Than a Cross Street] , "The New York Times", March 19, 2006, accessed April 26, 2007.]

Notable establishments on Rivington Street include University Settlement House (the first settlement house in New York), Streit's Matzos, Schiller's restaurant, musician Moby's vegan shop TeaNY, the social center ABC No Rio, the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center, and the newly constructed 21-story Hotel on Rivington, among others.

From east to west, Rivington starts at the Samuel Gompers Houses on Pitt Street to intersect Ridge Street, Attorney Street, Clinton Street, Suffolk Street, Norfolk Street, Essex Street, Ludlow Street, Orchard Street, Allen Street and Eldridge Street, ending at Forsyth Street, then continues from Chrystie to the Bowery.


Rivington Street was famously used for the now iconic cover to the Beastie Boys' highly influential album "Paul's Boutique". [ [http://www.gothamist.com/2006/04/19/nyc_album_art_p.php NYC Album Art: Paul's Boutique] , accessed April 26, 2007. "According to the album, Paul's Boutique is in Brooklyn...but we all know this photo was taken in the Lower East Side. With a Paul's Boutique sign hanging up on the Lee's Sportswear storefront, the shot was taken at 99 Rivington Street, where Rivington and Ludlow intersect."]


External links

* [http://home.nyc.rr.com/jkn/nysonglines/rivington.htm Rivington Street: New York Songlines]
* [http://www.bridgeandtunnelclub.com/bigmap/manhattan/lowermanhattan/les/rivingtonst/index.htm Rivington Street in photographs]
* [http://www.hoodlow.com/Rivington_Street Hoodlow]

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