Ludlow Street

‘Van Leeuwen’ to Open LES Artisanal Ice Cream Shop on Ludlow Street Next Month

Posted September 21, 2017 at 5:00 am

It’s been over a year since the music died at 172 Ludlow Street. That’s when Ludlow Guitars decamped from the Lower East Side after spending seventeen years on the block. Now its former Hell Square headquarters – where the business had moved in 2010 – is to become a trendy ice cream parlor. Artisanal ice […]

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Rat Castle Retail Hits the Market for $4M

Posted September 19, 2017 at 5:09 am

The notorious “Rat Castle” building on Ludlow Street is back in the news. This time for something as innocuous as a real estate listing. Indeed, the owner of the ground-floor commercial condo at 179 Ludlow Street is looking to sell. The 1,650 square-foot space, currently home to national salon chain Drybar, is going for just […]

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CB3 Bristles at ‘Hell Square’ Designation in Controversial Liquor Saturation Panel

Last modified September 13, 2017 at 12:57 pm

Whenever the subject of liquor licenses in Hell Square is raised, conversations are heated and tempers flare. One need only attend the monthly SLA subcommittee meeting for confirmation, or, as it happens, a hearing to discuss bar saturation on the Lower East Side. Such was the case last night during the scheduled panel about “Alcohol […]

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CB3 to Discuss Impacts of Liquor License Saturation on the Lower East Side

Posted September 7, 2017 at 9:34 am

Next week, Community Board 3 will attempt a discussion on the linkage between alcohol density on the Lower East Side and adverse impacts upon both local public health and safety. The event is billed as a “Special Agenda Item Notice” and falls under the Transportation, Public Safety, and Environment subcommittee This conversation is especially significant […]

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Ludlow Thai Spot ‘Eat-pisode’ (Hi-Thai) Calls it Quits After a Decade

Posted August 23, 2017 at 5:00 am

After a ten-year tenure, Eat-pisode on Ludlow Street (aka Hi-Thai) is out of commission. The “gem-sized Thai bistro” (their words) closed at the end of July without warning or announcement. Prospective diners are instead met with computer printouts advertising the business for sale, and space for lease. Which is strange, considering the owner’s sister (and […]

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Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington Gets a Tribute on Ludlow Street

Posted August 18, 2017 at 5:18 am

Late Linkin Park leadman is now memorialized on the Lower East Side. Barely one month after Chester Bennington committed suicide at 41, an unknown fan stuck his image onto the facade of 159 Ludlow Street (aka 101 Stanton). The distinctive photo is itself framed by a television set and stands apart from the collage of […]

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‘Factory Tamal’ Reopens in New Ludlow Street Location

Posted August 18, 2017 at 5:07 am

Factory Tamal is now up and running in its new Lower East Side location. The tiny dispensary relocated yesterday around the corner to 34 Ludlow Street. The move comes at an unusual time, as the business just debuted five months ago. We were told by ownership that the change in scenery is due to a […]

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Dana Foley Moves Boutique into Former John Brevard Space at 138 Ludlow Street

Posted August 8, 2017 at 5:06 am

Dana Foley’s semi-permanent retail presence at 151 Ludlow Street concluded last week. It was here that she peddled her fashions, beginning with a holiday pop-up store last Christmas. But now the onetime co-owner of Foley + Corinna has moved operations to a much larger space just a few paces away. The new boutique is located at […]

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Ludlow Street Development Site Next to ‘The DL’ Hits the Market for $18M

Posted August 7, 2017 at 5:03 am

It’s one of the last scruffy edges of Ludlow Street that often rivals the corner of Broome and Allen Streets as being the smelliest on the Lower East Side. And now the property in question is being positioned for sale as a “development opportunity.” 89-91 Ludlow Street just hit the market last week for a […]

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ODD Boutique is Leaving Ludlow Street After 5 Years

Posted August 4, 2017 at 5:06 am

Exactly one year ago, we wrote a story about how the ODD boutique was leaving its headquarters on Ludlow Street. But the fashion flight didn’t happen then and there. At the time, ownership had told us that they wouldn’t move for another year, despite the “incredibly early presence” of the tombstone leasing signage. That promise of […]

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