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‘375 Degrees’ Opening its Hell Square French Fries Joint Tomorrow

Posted March 23, 2017 at 5:09 am

Starting tomorrow, 124 Ludlow Street is hereafter the self-proclaimed “land of the frite, home of the crave.” In other words, Hell Square’s newest late night snack shop. (Hell Fries?) Already a year in the making, 375 Degrees (stylized 375°) is a new French fries dispensary at 124 Ludlow Street. (It occupies half the old Via […]

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Nighttime with the Smoking Manholes of Ludlow Street

Posted March 22, 2017 at 5:18 am

The following guest post was penned by Vicki Rovere, proprietor of the Ludlow Street Free Store the last decade. Walking home from the subway about midnight last Sunday night, as I turned onto my block I smelled smoke. Smoke seemed to be curling up from a little curbside street grate outside Libation. Was it steam […]

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Ludlow Street’s Juicy Spot Cafe Expands to Boston

Posted March 15, 2017 at 5:13 am

New York’s first Thai ice creamery just rolled its way to Beantown. Juicy Spot Cafe recently expanded to Boston’s Chinatown, specifically 16 Tyler Street. According to proprietor Lori Eng, the Boston location “will definitely consist of our ice cream rolls in addition to beverages,” she told Eater, and an official opening date will be made public in the near future. […]

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CB3 Votes to Deny Mini Rex ‘Dry Karaoke’ Bar a Liquor License on Ludlow Street

Posted March 14, 2017 at 5:08 am

Mini Rex is now livin’ on a prayer. The proposed concept for 87 Ludlow Street was dealt a blow last night, when the SLA subcommittee of Community Board 3 voted to deny. The “dry karaoke” concept (three rooms across two floors) has been gunning to take the reins from Leftfield for the last couple months. Owner-applicants […]

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Suspect Arrested in Connection with Wave of LES Muggings Against Chinese Women

Posted March 9, 2017 at 5:10 am

The man who targeted Chinese women in a string of muggings was arrested on March 4, police said. 43-year-old Gilbert Mack remains in custody after an initial court appearance, during which bond was pegged at $50,000. He was brought in on burglary and assault charges in connection with four such incidents around the Lower East Side. […]

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Older Chinese Woman Violently Mugged on the Doorstep of Her Ludlow Street Apartment

Last modified March 3, 2017 at 7:09 pm

An older Chinese woman was violently mugged on the doorstep of 22 Ludlow Street, police said. It’s the fourth such attack on Chinese women in the last week, and the same perp is suspected. Sunday evening, the victim opened the front door to the apartment building (across from the Metrograph theater) when she was grabbed […]

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Ludlow Street Sends ‘Kind Regards’ to Former Cake Shop Space

Posted March 1, 2017 at 5:00 am

The old Cake Shop space at 152 Ludlow Street has been locked up pretty tight post-closure. Layers of butcher paper in the windows shields any would-be snoops from spying the innards. Today, though, we can reveal the replacement. It’s a new cocktail bar called Kind Regards. When Cake Shop went bust in late-December, owner-brothers Nick […]

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Ludlow House Patron Found Dead of Suspected Heroin Overdose Friday Night

Posted February 27, 2017 at 5:07 am

A patron of Ludlow House – the Lower East Side version of Soho House at 139 Ludlow – was found dead Friday night of an alleged heroin overdose. The 31-year-old male reportedly overdosed in the third-floor bathroom of the members-only club at about 11:30pm. Sources tell us he was found unconscious in the fetal position with […]

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‘Zing’s Awesome Rice’ Closes Hell Square Snack Spot

Posted February 24, 2017 at 5:12 am

Zing’s Awesome Rice hasn’t been open of late. Looks like its fifteen-month reign in Hell Square just concluded. Indeed, all signs point to a permanent shutter – consecutive days of darkness, Yelp saying it’s closed, website disconnected, and no updates to social media. Most telling, however, is the disconnected phone line. Proprietor Zing Bai opened […]

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How to Get Your Paws on Hanksy’s Poop Portrait of Trump and Help the Lower Eastside Girls Club at the Same Time

Posted February 23, 2017 at 5:09 am

For the past six years, the Orchard Street Runners club has organized a silent auction to benefit the Lower Eastside Girls Club. And this year is no different. The fundraiser goes down tonight at Ludlow Studios on Ludlow Street, and the highest bidder will walk away with Hanksy’s poop portrait of Fuhrer Trump (feces collected outside […]

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