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‘Colfax and Bale’ Will Soon Bring Streetwear and Urban Vibes to 174 Ludlow Street

Posted August 21, 2014 at 6:09 am

Colfax and Bale sounds more like a high-end department store or maybe one of those law firms advertised on the subway. Far from it, though. It’s actually the name of a new street-style apparel store opening at 174 Ludlow Street. For the last year, 174 Ludlow had been a vacancy, with its security gate perpetually shuttered. […]

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Rat Castle Condos on the Way to Upper Ludlow Street

Posted August 21, 2014 at 5:33 am

It’s been a long time coming, but Rat Castle condos are finally at hand. Seems the developer unfurled a three-story banner and other plywood advertising at 179 Ludlow Street yesterday afternoon. The placement arrives four months after work resumed at the perennial project site. Indeed, the infamous seven-story development has been rotting away before our very […]

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100 Montaditos Opened Its 2nd Manhattan Location at 177 Ludlow Yesterday

Posted August 20, 2014 at 6:00 am

The remnant plywood shed was removed from 177 Ludlow Street earlier this week to unveil the second Manhattan location of 100 Montaditos. Yesterday was the official debut, celebrated with a two-for-Tuesday promotion of two free montaditos during lunchtime (noon and 3pm). The Spanish-based fast food chain replaces the beloved EarthMatters store, which ceased operations in the […]

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Take a Peek Inside Torrisi Team’s Dirty French at the Ludlow Hotel, Opening Mid-August

Posted August 8, 2014 at 5:38 am

The Ludlow Hotel (aka The Ludlow) debuted last month, culminating a convoluted journey that lasted nearly a decade. Reservations for the BD Hotels-operated lodge began almost immediately, but it took a few weeks longer for Torrisi and company (i.e. Major Food Group) to roll out the goods. Four weeks ago, the lobby bar opened, but […]

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Three Points and Ludlow Inn Begin Renovations Down at 1 Ludlow Street

Posted July 29, 2014 at 6:10 am

Months of silence on the ground level of 1 Ludlow Street recently concluded. The incoming bar-restaurant-speakeasy concept – dubbed Three Points and Ludlow Inn respectively – is now amidst full throttle renovations. Build-out has been underway the last few weeks behind closed doors. But now it’s headed outside; as of yesterday, a new sidewalk enclosure is affixed […]

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‘Beastie Boys Square’ Proponent Organizes Mural to Commemorate 25th Anniversary of ‘Paul’s Boutique’

Posted July 25, 2014 at 6:00 am

Since “Beastie Boys Square” didn’t happen, outspoken proponent LeRoy McCarthy has taken a different approach. Wolfnights is donating its Ludlow Street facade for a new celebratory mural. The artwork will pay tribute to both the hip-hop trio and their 1989 LP, which was released 25 years ago today. The album cover features the southwest corner […]

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100 Montaditos is Still Happening at the Former EarthMatters Store on Ludlow Street

Posted July 21, 2014 at 6:00 am

100 Montaditos is still happening in Hell Square, but taking its sweet ass time. For the first time since June 2013, the entrance of 177 Ludlow Street is again covered by a plywood shed. The new lumber arrived last month with some new teaser signage. We also sniped a glimpse of the interior. It was […]

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Trouble in Paradise: Via Tribunali’s High Staff Turnover Could Cost Them Big

Last modified July 21, 2014 at 12:44 pm

Pizza is, to me, one of the most perfect foods. My heart swelled with joy and Italian pride when neighborhood il forno Via Tribunali hit the scene, but now the tides have changed. In a few short years, staff in this establishment has turned over so many times that it was nearly impossible to become […]

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There is Now a Website to Book Reservations at Lower East Side Hotels

Last modified July 14, 2014 at 8:06 am

With the oppressive glut of hotels clogging the narrow streets of the Lower East Side, it was only a matter of time before a dedicated booking website came on the scene. Hip travelers need a place to sleep, after all. The aptly named LowerEastSideHotels.com deals solely in our neighborhood hotels, alongside some others within a one-mile […]

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New York Barbers on Ludlow Street is Out of Business

Posted July 10, 2014 at 10:01 am

It’s been a veritable retail bloodbath for the three tenements comprising 149-153 Ludlow Street. In total, three businesses have been lost here in as many weeks. The recent departure of Blessed Peacemakers and Portia & Manny is now met with the closure of the simple New York Barbers at number 153. Security shutters are locked, […]

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