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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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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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