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.

Recent Stories

205club-sign
205 Club on Chrystie Street Relaunches Under Ownership of Nolita House Vets

Earlier this year, we broke news that the Rochelle’s team on Chrystie Street (aka 19 Stanton) was in financial straits. Fast forward six months; half its business is now under new ownership. 205 Club, a name that’s gone through so many friggin’ iterations the last decade, is now helmed by veterans of the recently-departed Nolita […]

fdny-houston-coned
Reader Report: Gas Leak Detected on East Houston Yesterday

The smell of gas in the air was quite pungent on East Houston yesterday evening. Emergency Con Edison crews and firefighters were busy in and around the corner of Eldridge Street. One resident theorized that the purported leakage was probably related to the constant construction in the vicinity. No word yet on the cause of […]

diejimcrowe
M’Finda Kalunga Garden to Host Prison Art Pop-Up Show

The confines of M’Finda Kalunga Garden is transforming into a pop-up gallery to display the works of local artists. In particular, formerly and currently incarcerated artists. Yup. Fury Young is spearheading the event;  he has literally sowed seeds there as a child, and is now planting further roots in the garden through local activism and art. From the mailbag: […]

paulaner-revamp-2
FC Bayern Munich Hosting Happy Hour at Paulaner Brauhaus on the Bowery

If World Cup withdrawal has gotten the best of you, there’s plenty of upcoming soccer action happening in the city to get you through the dry spell. Paulaner Brauhaus on the Bowery is holding an extended happy hour on August 1, to host the Bundesliga’s very own FC Bayern, following tonight’s match as part of […]

rothko-suffolk-rapidan
‘SHNY’ on Suffolk Street Morphs Into New Cafe Called ‘Mr. Rapidan’

Some five months into its tenure at 116 Suffolk Street, Spreadhouse is changing its tune. Or should we say, taste. The short-lived SHNY “creative space” is no more, instead having morphed into a new cafe concept called “Mr. Rapidan.” The changeover was swift, happening just last week. Apparently Mr. Rapidan is pulling double duty, acting as […]