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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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Feltman’s Coney Island Hot Dogs Now Being Served at Mikey’s on Ludlow

Posted February 9, 2017 at 5:16 am

Mikey’s Burgers is now slinging Coney Island wieners. Yup, after coming off a hot dog high from the success of last year’s Parkside Lounge pop up, Feltman’s of Coney Island established “Feltman’s Kitchen” next to Theatre 80 at St. Marks Place. And they continue to stretch their frankfurter across the Lower East Side – all the way […]

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Black Tap Build-Out Begins on Ludlow Street, as Neighbors Remain Leery of Overcrowding

Last modified February 9, 2017 at 7:52 am

And so it begins. Black Tap officially commenced construction activities at its new Hell Square home. Token brown paper appeared in the windows of 177 Ludlow Street last week, obscuring the storefront for the duration. If the schedule is met, the burger joint is on course for an opening sometime this summer. As previously reported, […]

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‘Mini Rex’ Karaoke Bar Might Take Over Leftfield on Ludlow Street

Last modified February 2, 2017 at 11:11 pm

Out of left field comes a new “sober-style” karaoke bar. In other words, it appears that Leftfield at 87 Ludlow Street is looking to jet. The five-year-old skate-ish bar (and sometimes problem child) will likely close in the coming weeks to make way for what’s described as a “luxury karaoke” concept. The forthcoming Mini Rex — named […]

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‘The River Coyote’ Wine Bar will Start Howling on Ludlow Street Tonight

Posted January 27, 2017 at 5:03 am

It seems 2017 is the year of the reactivated cursed space. Doomed storefronts around the neighborhood are returning to life, with the latest being Butcher Bar at 146 Orchard Street. And now 121 Ludlow Street is next, thanks to the arrival of coffee-slash-wine bar River Coyote. River Coyote is apparently putting coffee first, creating direct […]

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‘Taquitoria’ Blames Hell Square Closure on High Rent, Announces New Kiosk in MSG

Posted January 25, 2017 at 5:04 am

Taquitoria tapped out. The hole-in-the-wall Mexican spot is set to close by end of week, purportedly done in by escalating rents. Its closure caps a three-and-a-half year tenure at 168A Ludlow Street. However, it’s not all bad news for the brand. Apparently, Taquitoria is relocating to a larger “production facility” so that it can handle […]

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Cake Shop is Officially Erased from Ludlow Street After 11 Years

Posted January 3, 2017 at 5:00 am

Cake Shop has gone dark. Lights out. Any evidence of its presence is now blocked by butcher paper in the windows. When the Living Room relocated to the pastures of Brooklyn three years ago (where it later died), we felt that at least Cake Shop still held the mantle of indie live music on Ludlow Street. […]

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It’s Curtains for Cake Shop; Last Live Show is on New Year’s Eve

Last modified December 27, 2016 at 1:07 pm

After years of well-documented struggles, the current incarnation of Cake Shop – the venerable performance venue that entered the Ludlow Street music scene in 2005 – is ending. The refreshed exterior masonry and remodeled guts were apparently too little too late. According to an email blast from ownership, the bottom line just isn’t being met, […]

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Artist Spotlight: High Waisted Hits Gold While ‘On Ludlow’

Posted December 15, 2016 at 5:08 am

If you haven’t heard of the band High Waisted yet, it’s time to acclimate yourself. The NYC-based surf rockers came onto the scene with their full length On Ludlow back in March. They join the ranks of other ’60s garage rock bands like Best Coast, the Drums, and the Regrettes, while also having hints of Diet Cig and Dum […]

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