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A Reinvigorated Cake Shop Tries for a Return to Its Roots

Last modified April 29, 2016 at 9:07 am

Cake Shop is boarded up. What appears catastrophic at first – yes, it looks closed – is little more than house cleaning. It’s not going anywhere. At least not yet. After several years of well-documented struggles and the crowdfunding campaigns to assist, the eleven-year-old Cake Shop on Ludlow Street is turning the page on its […]

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‘No Fun’ Nightspot on Ludlow Street Files $2M Defamation Suit Against LES Dwellers

Posted April 28, 2016 at 8:22 am

No Fun is headed to the courts to settle the score with the LES Dwellers block association. The troublesome nightclub just filed a $2 million defamation lawsuit against the rag-tag activists in Manhattan Supreme Court yesterday. The legal action claims that the Dwellers “have employed improper and illegal tactics to terrorize restaurants and bars in […]

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Prince Memorial Mural Painted in Vacant Ludlow Street Lot

Posted April 25, 2016 at 5:10 am

You saw it and you’re still in mourning. The departure of Prince, so soon after that of David Bowie, is gut wrenching. Memorials are popping up all over Manhattan, yet somewhat predictably in the Prince Street subway station. There we’ve seen the placement of “P” and “Symbol” stickers for the fictional addition of two new […]

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Quality Eats Ludlow Denied by CB3, Despite LES Dwellers Endorsement

Last modified April 19, 2016 at 8:42 am

Quality Eats tasted raw defeat last night. Community Board 3 voted, in a tiebreaker situation no less, to deny the Stillman steakhouse a full liquor license for a spinoff location at 177 Ludlow Street. Theirs was a holdover application after last month’s withdrawal. Yet, in an ironic turn of events, the restaurant applicant that the LES […]

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Rat Castle Retail Goes with Rising States Pop-Up on Ludlow Street

Posted April 18, 2016 at 5:10 am

The Ludlow Street Rat Castle may have filled its residential ranks, but the retail space remains a vacant white box. Likely the all-too-familiar tactic of warehousing for the highest bidder. Steven Sutton, the broker who’s repping the space (Sutton Equity LLC), told us back in August that there was “serious interest” in the commercial condo […]

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Artist Tribute to CBGB and Adam Yauch Pops Up on Ludlow Street

Posted April 5, 2016 at 10:13 am

​Realistic wheat-paste art portraying CBGB surfaced on Ludlow Street within the past couple weeks. It’s the work of street artist FLOOD, whose Bill Cosby-skewering Fat Albert pieces have attracted local notoriety. This particular paster pays tribute, not only to the long lost club, but also late Beastie Boy Adam “MCA” Yauch (RIP 2012) and drummer/vocalist […]

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An Unobstructed View of the New Soho House on Ludlow Street

Last modified March 24, 2016 at 5:24 pm

The Ludlow Street iteration of Soho House has been de-cloaked. Scaffolding was fully deposed from the facade of 139 Ludlow last week. This is your first unobstructed look at the ground floor and rooftop of the new Ludlow House, slated to open later this spring. Though, you wouldn’t think it peering through those windows or […]

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First Peek Inside the LES Outpost of ‘El Luchador’ on Ludlow Street

Posted March 23, 2016 at 5:16 am

We first broke word back in October that El Luchador was planning an expansion snack bar in Hell Square. Finally, some activity to report. El Luchador (translated, “the fighter”) is but a few weeks from launch at 132 Ludlow Street. As previously reported, the wrestling-themed taqueria took the torch from the failed Pomme Creperie, which […]

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‘375 Degrees’ is a New French Fries Specialty Shop Opening on Ludlow Street this Spring

Posted March 16, 2016 at 5:12 am

​Down on Ludlow Street, rice is now joined by fries. In the four months since Zing’s Awesome Rice debuted, the other half of the commercial space at 122-124 Ludlow Street remained visibly vacant. The side-by-side stores together previously comprised Seattle-based pizzeria Via Tribunali, which faded in a flame of controversy a year-and-a-half ago. Now this […]

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Breaking: Fire Erupts at Ludlow Street Funeral Home Tonight [UPDATED]

Last modified March 15, 2016 at 12:35 am

The Boe Fook Funeral Home on lower Ludlow Street is burning up as we speak. The smell and taste of charred wood is certainly palpable. Several battalions of first responders are currently working to extinguish the smoldering fire. From what we hear, the fire started in the back of the building on the ground level […]