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In Which a Hell Square Egg Toss Turns Violent

Posted August 26, 2016 at 5:17 am

There is a sense among some that Hell Square is regressing to its former violent self after a brief period of baby-step progress. No more, claim neighbors in the DMZ. Case in point was a rowdy incident this past Monday night (late) involving a crew of revelers outside the Hotel Indigo. A tipster tells us that […]

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Milkshake Mavens ‘Black Tap’ will Further Exacerbate Ludlow Street Congestion, CB3 Argues

Posted August 23, 2016 at 5:19 am

The milkshake mavens at Black Tap scored approval last night from Community Board 3 for beer-wine at 177 Ludlow Street. Whether they take the deal or not, however, is another story. As previously reported, Joe Isidori and partner Christopher Barish seek a beer-wine complement to the burgers and shakes at Black Tap LES. We learned that […]

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Clayton’s Corner: The Drunken Ludlow Bunny Hop [PHOTOS]

Posted August 19, 2016 at 5:18 am

What should I say, bring back the drugs? What were our elected officials thinking of when they turned this area (Hell Square) into an entertainment zone? We have elected some real visionaries. Last Saturday afternoon, I was walking home from the store and I ran into a herd of bunnies. They were scrambling all over […]

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Here’s Your Chance to See Michael Cera on Ludlow Street

Last modified August 18, 2016 at 10:46 am

Fans of Michael Cera, it’s your time. The actor is scheduled to make an appearance at the Metrograph theater tonight, just before a screening of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World at 7:30pm. He’ll be introducing the “modern cult classic” to the small audience on Ludlow Street. The screening of Scott Pilgrim caps the weeklong film […]

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The Infamous Rat Castle on Ludlow Street Finds a Retail Tenant in ‘Drybar’

Posted August 18, 2016 at 5:10 am

After courting a handful of pop-up endeavors earlier this spring, the infamous Rat Castle on Ludlow Street finally found a permanent tenant for its retail space. California-based salon-chain Drybar just signed on as retail tenant, according to the Observer. It was seemingly a year of warehousing at 179 Ludlow Street. Owner of the 2,200 square-foot […]

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Amuse Wine Bar is Finished After 3 Years on Ludlow Street

Last modified August 11, 2016 at 8:42 am

The writing was on the wall, and now it’s come to pass. Amuse Wine Bar is swimming with the fishes. Official notice of closure arrived this week. Newspaper is taped to the windows of 121 Ludlow Street, and their bulletin board carries the simple message, “closed permanently.” This was expected, as a new replacement wine bar […]

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Here’s What to Expect from the New ‘Black Tap’ on Ludlow Street

Posted August 10, 2016 at 5:11 am

Popular burgers-and-shakes restaurant Black Tap has chosen the Lower East Side for its newest location. As previously reported, ownership settled on 177 Ludlow Street, a building that formerly housed Earthmatters (and 100 Montaditos). Joe Isidori and partner Christopher Barish currently seek a beer-wine license for Black Tap LES. And barring any major catastrophes, it’ll probably happen. […]

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Capturing the ‘Inutilious Retailer’ Before the Ludlow Store Shutters and the Building is Upscaled

Posted July 29, 2016 at 5:18 am

It’s last call for the Ludlow Street store that sold nothing. The Inutilious Retailer at 151 Ludlow Street – where people can take anything from the store but must create replacement art to swap – is closing on Sunday. Photographer Nick McManus captured a few images from the final days and sent them along. Here’s one. […]

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Looks Like ‘Black Tap’ and its Milkshakes will Try Where Quality Eats Failed on Ludlow Street

Posted July 27, 2016 at 5:00 am

One year into its reign, SoHo-based burger joint, Black Tap, is angling to open a new location on the Lower East Side. Its address of choice for the third outpost has been hotly contested lately – 177 Ludlow Street. Yep, owner Samy Mahfar is again reaching for the realm of foodie chains for his Hell Square […]

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Reader Report: 151-153 Ludlow Changes Hands, Fate of Stores Hangs in the Balance

Posted July 25, 2016 at 5:11 am

We spoke too soon. Local fans of free art might be sad to learn that the Inutlious Retailer won’t survive the summer. The fundraiser kickstarted earlier this month to help will rent was for naught. British photographer Adrian Wilson, the shop’s owner, explained in an email that his lease on 151 Ludlow Street terminates on […]

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