Ludlow Street

‘Factory Tamal’ is Moving to a Larger Spot on Ludlow Street

Posted July 11, 2017 at 5:08 am

Operational on Essex Street for nigh on five months, Factory Tamal is already headed to greener pastures. The mom-and-pop snack shop, which had replaced Cabalito Pupuseria, is now in the process of relocating around the corner to 34 Ludlow Street (at Hester). Restaurant workers confirmed that the move is due to a need for more […]

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‘Mayor’ of Ludlow Street on the Mend as Neighbors Pay Tribute with New Photo Display

Posted July 10, 2017 at 5:12 am

The so-called “Mayor” of Ludlow Street – 68 year-old Richie Chang – is reportedly on the mend. He was hospitalized a couple weeks ago with an unknown condition, but we’re now told he’s making progress and in good spirits. Back on his home turf, where he was born and spent the last six-plus decades, loyal […]

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Ludlow Street on Lockdown with Armed Suspect Holed up at Redford Hotel [Updated]

Last modified July 9, 2017 at 11:22 am

Ludlow Street in Hell Square is crawling with cops right now. And from what we’ve been told, a detachment has been here for the last few hours. But now the crime scene is established. From what we’re hearing, a worker at the El Luchador was held up and robbed at gunpoint. The suspect allegedly fled […]

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Neighbors Are Concerned about Health of Richie Chang, the ‘Mayor’ of Ludlow Street

Last modified July 6, 2017 at 9:28 am

Richie Chang, the so-called mayor of Ludlow Street, was admitted to the hospital last week, several concerned residents tell us. His condition is not immediately clear, but we are told that his health has been failing recently. At 68, Chang has lived his entire life on the block of Ludlow Street between Rivington and Stanton. […]

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Denied by Community, ‘Mini Rex’ Karaoke Bar Heads to SLA for Ludlow Street Liquor License

Posted June 26, 2017 at 5:13 am

Leftfield on Ludlow Street remains committed to its own sale, while the leading contender for takeover is the convoluted “dry karaoke” establishment we’ve been telling you about called Mini Rex. The proposed bar is taking its application all the way to the top, despite its negative reception from the community at large. (Co-founded by Edouard […]

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Rivington House Co-Owner Picks up Pair of Ludlow Tenements for $15.5M

Posted June 22, 2017 at 5:11 am

Last week, we learned that the corner tenement at 101 Stanton Street (at Ludlow) changed hands for $12.9 million. It was sold by Arwen Properties/Luthien Group to a small consortium of real estate firms. Now, it appears the company simultaneously cashed out the two adjacent properties on Ludlow Street, too. While prior rumors of sale proved […]

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Black Tap LES Opens Today, Further Crowding Congested Ludlow Street

Posted June 19, 2017 at 5:00 am

Get ready, Hell Square denizens. Life on Ludlow Street might feel a bit more congested starting in a few hours. Black Tap LES is slated to debut at 177 Ludlow Street later this morning (one day earlier than expected). Last Thursday night was the obligatory “friends and family” launch, and the weekend was reportedly spent […]

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Fight for Hell Square Continues with Potential Sale of Spitzer’s, Fat Baby, and Los Feliz

Posted June 13, 2017 at 5:00 am

It’s no secret that Rob Shamlian has been trying to unload his remaining Hell Square holdings over the last few years. Last night, the nightlife operator came one step closer to his dream, when the SLA subcommittee of Community Board 3 approved a sale of assets for two of three area nightclubs. Ownership behind Boulton […]

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Black Tap will Probably Open its Ludlow Location on June 20

Posted June 8, 2017 at 5:00 am

The paint job is essentially complete, both within and without. And with it, 177 Ludlow Street is almost ready to welcome the mass of humanity to the newest location of Black Tap. On the outside, the official branding is stamped across the storefront marquee, while above, the tenement now boasts alternate black-and-white striping. On the inside, […]

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Nightlife Saturation in Hell Square is Toxic to Quality of Life and Spurs Crime, New Study Finds

Posted June 7, 2017 at 5:00 am

The LES Dwellers Block Association yesterday released a new study on Hell Square nightlife and its deleterious effects on the local populace. At the behest of the activists, graduate students at the Hunter College urban development workshop (URBG790) investigated the crime and safety situation as it relates to liquor over-saturation. The study reveals much of […]

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