The Mysterious 139 Ludlow Now Leasing

Posted on: November 29th, 2012 at 6:26 am by

Rumors have been swirling in recent weeks about the fate of a Boogie favorite – 139 Ludlow Street. Numerous readers heard that the onetime funeral home was sold off and that boutique hotels were involved, stoking our worst fears. However, there doesn’t appear to be much truth to this talk. Not yet, at least. At the moment, no records of any recent sales exist in the city database for the property. What we did find is that the space is up for rent.

That’s right. The last commercial enterprise to occupy 139 Ludlow is no longer in business. Kleen-Stik apparently cleared out its proverbial desk back in September, leaving the gargantuan footprint at the mercy of the rental market. And chances are rather high that the replacement is a gallery of some sort. Sad.

[Inside 139 Ludlow, August 2012]

Susan B. Anthony Real Estate has the exclusive on the property, a firm that specializes in finding “unusual” spaces for galleries. She has twenty years of experience in “developing alternative neighborhoods.” More from the official website:

Vigorously devoted to continuing 20 years of developing alternative neighborhoods, such as Soho, West Chelsea, the Meatpacking District, and the Lower East Side, Susan B. Anthony continues to bring creativity to deal-making with galleries, retailers and office tenants in these areas, and, of course moving customers to the Flatiron District, Noho, Park Avenue South, and the Upper East Side.

Susan B. Anthony is best known for her work with art galleries and has relocated more than 200 galleries over the course of her career. Having worked in the publishing business as Associate Publisher for Art in America, Ms. Anthony has a following in the art world that is unsurpassed in the real estate business. She is known for finding spaces that are not only unusual, but have helped build many a galleries’ business.

We’ll keep you apprised of what’s happening here.

139 Ludlow Street carries quite the colorful history. It served as both the Neiberg Jewish funeral home in the neighborhood, and as parking garage in its later years. Read more about it here.

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