Ludlow Street

‘La Margarita Pizza’ is Moving to the Old Taquitoria Space on Ludlow Street

Last modified May 22, 2017 at 2:29 pm

Lower East Side taquito shop, Taquitoria, closed at the end of January after three-and-a-half years on the block. Opened by Marc Forgione vets Barry Fish, Matt Conway, and Brad Holtzman, the team is now focusing on a commissary kitchen and a kiosk inside Madison Square Garden. Taking their space at 168 Ludlow Street, meanwhile, is the […]

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‘Ramen Ishida’ Takes over from Zing’s Awesome Rice on Ludlow Street

Posted May 3, 2017 at 5:12 am

Ramen is to rice as Ishida is to Zing’s – the replacement venture at 122 Ludlow Street. The departure of Zing’s Awesome Rice earlier this year left the briefest of vacancies. Not long after the business failed, ramen chef Yohei Ishida – a two-year veteran of Ippudo East Village – signed on to impart his […]

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Cops Raid The DL in Coordinated Multi-Agency ‘MARCH’ Sting, Cite 36 Violations

Last modified May 1, 2017 at 8:24 am

For The DL, the beginning of the end could be nigh. There was a major multi-agency sting against the rowdy, problematic nightclub Friday evening. The raid came as response to neighborhood outcry over recent violence at The DL. But specifically the block-long brawl that went down during an all-day brunch event hosted by problematic promoter KevBDU […]

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With Pizza-Speakeasy at 1 Ludlow Street Canceled, Popular Village Bistro ‘Mimi’ Signs on

Posted April 27, 2017 at 5:15 am

Those grand plans to install a pizzeria and basement speakeasy at the three-pointed 1 Ludlow Street totally tanked. But that’s obvious. Partially built out, this unique address was to become Ludlow Inn and Three Points, with both Numero 28 principals and Shingo Gokan respectively on tap. Word on the street is that there was allegedly some […]

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Rumor: ‘Mini Rex’ Dry Karaoke Concept Banking on CB3 for Re-vote at Tonight’s Meeting

Last modified April 25, 2017 at 11:10 am

For Mini Rex, the struggle to establish a “dry karaoke” bar on Ludlow Street continues. Despite defeat. You’ll recall that the concept, co-founded by Edouard Gave and Karin Elgai, includes conjoined venues that would include separate entrances for sober and drinking patrons. Different wrist stamps for each side, but booze could be consumed in all the […]

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Another Brawl outside The DL Engulfed Ludlow Street Last Night [VIDEO]

Last modified April 24, 2017 at 5:37 pm

It’s painfully clear that The DL, reigning supreme as one of the Lower East Side’s worst nightlife offenders, still cannot control its crowds. Another brawl erupted last night shortly after 11pm, during one of its Sunday night events. If you’re keeping score, this incident transpired exactly one year after another such fight spilled from the establishment and […]

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First Look Inside Black Tap Ludlow Street, Opening Early June [PHOTOS]

Posted April 24, 2017 at 5:12 am

The first glimpse of Black Tap Ludlow comes courtesy of prolific street artist Fumero. He was, well, tapped to paint the walls with several interlocking murals, and has been at it for weeks. The art boasts themes of New York City and the skyline. Yesterday, the French doors opened onto Ludlow Street to reveal the […]

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This Tupac Pop-Up Restaurant has Ludlow Street on Lockdown

Posted April 7, 2017 at 5:16 am

Starting today, Sweet Chick and its sister establishment Ludlow Coffee Supply are paying tribute to Tupac. The Powamekka Cafe at 178 Ludlow Street is a pop-up planned to coincide with the deceased rapper’s induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Before his death, Tupac apparently dreamed of opening a restaurant, and created blueprints, recipes, […]

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Bloody Brunch at Libation Yesterday Leaves Man with Gash Across the Face

Posted April 2, 2017 at 8:40 am

It’s not just nights; Hell Square is also dangerous dayside. Brunch turned violent on Ludlow Street Saturday afternoon during a bloody altercation inside Libation that left one man with a gash below the ear, police said. According to neighbors, and corroborated by the 7th Precinct, a fight began inside Libation at around 4pm, and eventually spilled onto […]

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‘Kind Regards’ Launches in Cake Shop’s Old Spot this Weekend

Posted March 30, 2017 at 5:00 am

Cake Shop’s former owners are sending Kind Regards to Ludlow Street. After three months behind Fort Knox-like lock and key, the eleven-year-old music venue has been succeeded. Transformed into Kind Regards, an endeavor with no link to the past; a bi-level cocktail bar and lounge. Makes sense. When Cake Shop went bust in late-December, owner-brothers Nick […]

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