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145 Ludlow Street Shows Itself After 2 Years Under Wraps

Posted September 2, 2015 at 5:18 am

With cranes, utility vehicles, pockmarked roads, and heavy clanking noise, Hell Square truly is living up to its name. Luckily, however, each of the foot-dragging developments in the vicinity are finally starting to wrap construction. Notably the Orchard Hell Building (i.e. Hotel Indigo) and, as of this week, the long-forgotten 145 Ludlow Street. You’ll recall that […]

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Metrograph Cinema Opens Next Year on Lower Ludlow Street

Posted August 25, 2015 at 5:00 am

One month ago, we exclusively broke word that fashion retailer Alexander Olch, known in these parts for selling ties at 14 Orchard Street, is opening an ambitious new movie theater project for the Lower East Side. Metrograph, as it’s called, has been in the works for many months at 7-11 Ludlow Street. The 5,400 square-foot warehouse is […]

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This Useless ‘Inutilious’ Store on Ludlow Street Sells Nothing

Posted August 21, 2015 at 5:10 am

Inutilious is an obscure trivia word that essentially means “useless.” That’s the type of retail awaiting 151 Ludlow. Photographer Adrian Wilson will open a new store at 151 Ludlow Street in a couple weeks. Unlike its trendy predecessor, Portia & Manny, this quirky shop will sell nothing. A retailer that gives everything away. The Inutilious […]

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Aerial Views of Rooftop Progress at the Future Ludlow House [PHOTOS]

Posted August 11, 2015 at 5:19 am

Here it is – aerial views of progress at the forthcoming Ludlow House on the Lower East Side. As noted, the members-only club is headlong into its rooftop addition atop 139 Ludlow Street. You remember, that so-called “conservatory.” A tipster sends along these photos with the caption, “they’re making a quick go of it.” It won’t […]

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What Gotham Court is Doing to Tame the Fratty Beast

Posted August 10, 2015 at 5:00 am

The Gotham Court frat compound (152 Ludlow/149-151 Essex) has been a nuisance for years, but only now getting lots of attention. The frequent rooftop ragers, loud balcony parties, and overall wanton disregard for Hell Square neighbors are, frankly, par for the course. But with the recent sale of the complex to Hubb NYC this June […]

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‘Ludlow House’ Begins Work on Rooftop Extension at 139 Ludlow Street

Last modified August 10, 2015 at 11:48 pm

Let’s return to 139 Ludlow Street where SoHo House, which purchased the building two years ago, is full throttle in converting the iconic Lower East Side building into its latest gated community. There are some additional visual updates in the seven months since our last update. The constant drilling and jackhammering that defined wintertime – necessary […]

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5 Reasons Gigi Li Should Resign from Community Board 3

Posted August 3, 2015 at 9:38 am

Gigi Li is currently the sitting Chair of Community Board 3. Her three-plus years as purported puppet of Susan Stetzer and the Silver machine have been tarnished by controversy. In such short order, she managed to piss off many people within the district, including member peers. Here are five reasons why Gigi Li should step […]

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Artist-Designer John Brevard Opening Boutique in Former Ludlow Blunt Space at 138 Ludlow

Posted July 27, 2015 at 5:15 am

Ludlow Blunt spent a healthy seven years hairdressing at 138 Ludlow Street – even after morphing from Tommy Guns – but quit the Lower East Side back in March. Instead, owner Russell Manley decided to consolidate operations at the Williamsburg outpost. Now turnover is afoot at 138 Ludlow. Its brief flirtation with vacation has officially […]

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Amuse Wine Bar on Ludlow Street is for Sale

Posted July 24, 2015 at 5:00 am

Two years into its tenancy, Amuse Wine Bar is seemingly on the outs. It’s further proof that 121 Ludlow Street is a cursed address. A real estate listing appeared on Monday hawking the 1,800 square-foot wine bar as a “prime LES” opportunity. Based on the post, it’s apparent that these guys signed an unfavorable deal. […]

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Public Parking Garage Opens in the Orchard Hell Building Today

Posted July 23, 2015 at 5:10 am

Ten years of construction and headaches are beginning to culminate at the Orchard Hell Bullding. Now an Indigo Hotel, the 23-story eyesore is adding more parking options to the Hell Square streetscape. Its 24-hour public parking garage (aka “Hell Lot”) opens today, and is the first part of the project to officially open. That feat […]

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