I mean, I think it’s ok. I don’t care if you say MERRY CHRISTMAS to me.
But I might say HAPPY HANUKKAH back.
Today, in least shocking news ever, the former Streit’s Matzo factory is going condo. It’s confirmed.
Despite recent DOB filings to truncate the height of 150 Rivington Street to a bi-level commercial space, the long game here is to eventually install luxury living. Midtown-based Cogswell Realty, which forked over $30.5 million for the four-parcel assemblage, recently filed plans with the Attorney General’s office. The technical document submitted was reportedly a “CPS-1” application, allowing an applicant to “test the market” before officially filing a condo offering plan.
According to the public documents, 150 Rivington Street is to boast 45 residential condo apartments, a commercial condo on the ground floor, and 26 storage units.
The new development is presumably in partnership with architectural firm Gluck+ and will likely capitalize on the 14,000 square-feet of air rights sought from the nearby Suffolk Homes.
Meanwhile, Streit’s is presently amidst relocation to Rockland County, its first move in some ninety years.
Do you live in D.C. or N. Virginia? Do you know people who do? Come spend Christmas Eve with the Jews*.
Once again this year, Good For the Jews is traveling to Jammin Java in Vienna, Virginia, to play a Christmas Eve concert. It’s better than sitting at home and watching “It’s A Wonderful Life” for the 1,000th time. We’re a helluva lot funnier than Henry F. Potter, I promise you.
The show is December 24th, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20. You can buy them by calling (703) 255-1566, or by going to the Jammin Java website.
See you there!
*Yes, non-Jews are allowed to attend. But they have to pay double**.
Those of you who (are lucky enough to) have heard our song “Reuben The Hook-Nosed Reindeer” know there’s a line about Reuben cooking “blintzes for Blitzen.”
Recently, a friend told us about the book “Blintzes For Blitzen,” which is described as the story of “a reindeer who likes Jewish food, and celebrates Hanukkah with Bernie, a Jewish deli owner.” We’ve never met a deli owner named Bernie, but that’s no reason not to trade in ethnic stereotypes.
The book was published in 2010, so obviously, we were here first.
Happy Passover to all our Jewish and non-Jewish friends!
And for those of you who came to our site because you saw the Huffington Post article, please drop us an email to say hi [click on the SAY ‘HI’ TO THE BAND button] or sign up for our mailing list — we’ll let you know when we release more free MP3s, and when we go on tour.
And don’t go overboard on the Manischewitz! Four cups will leave you with a nasty hangover.