Ludlow Street

Matthew Silver, the 2014 Mr. Lower East Side

Off Cycle ‘Mr. Lower East Side Pageant’ Returns Tomorrow Night … in Ridgewood

Posted October 21, 2016 at 9:50 am

Surprise! The Mr. Lower East Side Pageant returns tomorrow night, some four months earlier than usual. Unlike earlier this year, the iconic underground beauty contest won’t be anywhere near its namesake neighborhood. This time, for the 17.5th annual event, the shenanigans will go down at the Footlight Bar in Ridgewood, Queens. You’re probably wondering about the off-cycle nature […]

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‘Redford Hotel’ Replaces the 6-Year-Old Comfort Inn on Ludlow Street

Last modified October 18, 2016 at 8:08 am

The six-year-old Comfort Inn on Ludlow Street is dead. Long live the Comfort Inn. In its place is much the same – a nearly identical lodge called the Redford Hotel. Branded canopy and illuminated signage boasts the updated identity. News of its conversion – which transpired last week – is about six months coming. We knew […]

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‘The Only Living Boy in New York’ is Obsessed with the LES

Posted October 6, 2016 at 5:17 am

The Only Living Boy in New York is apparently obsessed with the Lower East Side. No, not the Simon & Garfunkel song. Rather, the new Pierce Brosnan movie currently in production (from which it was inspired), and parked in and around Hell Square all week. Mainly at 151 Ludlow Street. The Marc Webb-directed film will […]

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The ‘Stranger Things’ Kids Were on Ludlow Street Yesterday for a GQ Photo Shoot

Posted October 3, 2016 at 5:12 am

The child stars of hit Netflix thriller, Stranger Things, woke up early yesterday morning for a photo shoot on Ludlow Street. We were told that the action was part of a full spread in an upcoming issue of GQ. The Stranger Things kids – Noah Schnapp (Will Byers), Finn Wolfhard (Mike Wheeler), Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin Henderson), […]

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ODD. Boutique is Moving from Ludlow Street After 4 Years

Posted September 29, 2016 at 5:11 am

This is ODD. This is tombstone signage. This is Misrahi Realty letting you know that 164 Ludlow Street is leasing again. This is fashion flight. The ODD. New York boutique (stylized with the period) is on its way out after spending more than four years in Hell Square. The store modified the “for rent” sign […]

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‘Leftfield’ on Ludlow Street Raided by Cops Last Night

Posted September 9, 2016 at 8:30 am

For Leftfield on Ludlow Street, the good times are on hold. The two-store skate bar fell victim last night to a coordinated raid by both the police and fire departments. It was shut down shortly after midnight. Dozens poured into the street as seen in these photos. One patron who was inside of 87 Ludlow […]

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Starting this Weekend, You Can Booze with Brunch on Sundays Before Noon

Posted September 9, 2016 at 5:05 am

That decades-old blue law forbidding restaurants and bars from serving alcohol on Sundays before noon is now a thing of the past. Governor Cuomo signed the so-called “Brunch Bill” into law this past Wednesday, roughly three months after the Assembly and State Senate approved the legislation. The law overturns the prohibition-era ruling, and now allows […]

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3 Years Later, New Luxury Apartments in 145 Ludlow Street Ready to Rent

Posted September 1, 2016 at 5:12 am

The Timeshare Backyard and its vacant lot (once the Collective:Unconscious Gallery) are but a distant memory. This brick beast at 145 Ludlow Street is the proverbial reality check. Here we are. Three years later, the six-story luxury development is finally alive, the last of its plywood perimeter deposed. The eight upper-crust rentals in its belly – […]

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Use this Website to Customize Your Optimal Lower East Side Street

Posted August 31, 2016 at 5:16 am

The Lower East Side Partnership wants to “reimagine” both Ludlow and Canal Streets because they’re “important and valuable corridors of the Lower East Side.” Just remember that reimagine is oftentimes a euphemism for upscale/gentrify. To achieve said goal, the business improvement district teamed up with Streetmix to create an online tool (nay, game) to customize the […]

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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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