The Afternoon Wrap: Tuesday

  • Donald Trump Jr. went on a murderous rampage, slaughtering the cruel members of the Trump Plaza condominium (who recently kicked him off the board there). He then buried the skeletal remains at 246 Spring Street, the site of the new Trump International Hotel & Tower Soho. Not really, though. [The Real Deal]
  • After work-stop orders and leaked files, plans for the quadruple “Edge” towers in Williamsburg reveal that 108 units have been cut away. Don’t worry, hipsters: there are still 892 edgy waterfront condos to snatch up. [Curbed]
  • Forbes rounds up the glamorous year in high-end real estate with a lengthy dose of nostalgia. Apparently, the past owner of the freshly sold Harkness Mansion used to play ping-pong beneath the atrium. Who knew? [Forbes]
  • So much for hot Jersey City. We sadly share the news that “after 80 Years, the Manischewitz Plant in Jersey City will close all manufacturing [and] move to Newark.” But not before the most kick-ass Matzo bash the world has ever seen. L’chaim! [More after the jump]
  • Max Abelson


    A Legacy Closes and a New Door Opens
    After 80 Years the Manischewitz Plant in Jersey City Will Close All Manufacturing
    Will Move to Newark

    WHAT: The FINAL Schmura Matzo production run (the special run of Passover matzo) marks the most important product run in Manischewitz history (Manischewitz is part of the R.A.B. food group)

    On December 20th from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. a team of Rabbis from all over the country will oversee the biggest Matzo run ever. The run will be under the supervision of Rabbi Horowitz, Manischewitz head Rabbi.

    This marks the final matzo production run in the 80 year old Jersey City plant before it closes its doors and moves all manufacturing of Manischewitz and R.A.B. food products to the Newark Plant (formerly the Rokeach plant).

    Every year during Passover, Manischewitz produces over 1,000,000 sheets of matzo.

    You’re invited to:
    –Meet the Rabbis and learn about the strict matzo supervision.
    –See the FINAL Matzo Schmura production run in Jersey City- from the blessing, to the mixing… See how Matzo is made!
    –Meet former Manischewitz presidents
    –Learn about the R.A.B. Food group and all products under its umbrella including: Manischewitz, Rokeach, Mishpacha, Guiltless Gourmet, Season, Asian Harvest and more.
    –Talk to key R.A.B. Food Group executives–Richard Bernstein, Principal and Founder of R.A.B. Food Group; Jeremy Fingerman, CEO of R.A.B. Food Group; and David Rossi, VP of marketing–about company history, growth and the future of the Kosher industry.
    –Enjoy some of the best in Jewish Kosher Cuisine
    –Talk to the Mayor of Jersey City – Mayor Healy

    WHEN: December 20, 2006 from10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    WHERE: Manischewitz Jersey City Plant
    143 Bay Street
    Jersey City, NJ

    About R.A.B. Food Group: In August 2004, the company changed its name from The B. Manischewitz Company, LLC to R.A.B. Food Group, LLC. Today the R.A.B. Food Group, LLC is a specialty food company that includes the Manischewitz®, Season®, Guiltless Gourmet®, Asian Harvest®, Rokeach®, Mispacha®, Horowitz Margareten®, Jason®, Mother’s®, Carmel®, Tradition™, Croyden House®, Mrs Adler’s® and Goodman’s® brands. The company offers a diversified line of premium food products that covers over 60 different categories. The Afternoon Wrap: Tuesday