A Walk on Rivington Street

The Lower East Side of Manhattan is usually a lively neighborhood of young people, bars, restaurants, street art, and shopping. Not in 2020 in the midst of a pandemic, not even on the last Sunday before Christmas. Rivington Street was bleak with most restaurants and storefronts closed and shuttered. In the spirit of the neighborhood, murals decorate the metal shutters. We need our government to support small businesses or all of the remaining restaurants will disappear.

Rivington Street without cars or pedestrians on a Sunday afternoon
The popular cocktail bar Verlaine NYC is closed due to pandemic restrictions on indoor dining.
Economy Candy, in business since 1937 and barely hanging on, was the only store open on this block
A permanently closed storefront on Rivington and Suffolk Street
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1 Response to A Walk on Rivington Street

  1. Hans O'Connell says:

    Terrible situation!

    Sent from my iPhone


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