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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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For the First Time in 17 Years, Ludlow Street is Now Without its Guitar Shop

Posted July 19, 2016 at 5:18 am

The so-called “guitar store for the ages” is no longer for the Lower East Side. And one less local place to pick up a replacement for that popped E string. Ludlow Guitars, a mainstay on its namesake street for seventeen years, called it quits after business yesterday. The farewell was expected, though, as the official […]

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Struggling Cake Shop Looks to Sell the Cafe, but Keep the Basement Live Venue

Posted July 18, 2016 at 5:00 am

Anytime Cake Shop is in the news these days, it’s usually negative – about their ongoing financial struggles or how investors are sought to keep things afloat. And this time is no exception. For one reason or another, the business model simply isn’t working. Now in its eleventh year, Cake Shop is looking to sell […]

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Entering the ‘Douche Zone’ Outside Soho House on Ludlow Street

Posted July 15, 2016 at 5:12 am

For about an hour Wednesday night, the Soho House on Ludlow Street was pranked. All it took was a little bit of sidewalk chalk and a pair of insults. An anonymous prankster tagged the concrete on either side of 139 Ludlow Street with two warning messages. Heading north – “warning, bullshit zone ahead.” And heading […]

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Ski Jump. Park City, Utah, USA, February 2002. Photo: ©David Burnett.

See David Burnett’s ‘Man Without Gravity’ Exhibit at Anastasia Photo

Posted July 14, 2016 at 9:36 am

Forget for a moment about the scandal-ridden upcoming Rio Olympics. Back at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, a lot of attendees and especially the press noticed a man who was running around lugging an odd camera. A very large odd camera. This was no ordinary man, and no ordinary camera. David Burnett, legendary photographer […]

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Go Pokémon Somewhere Else, Says Ludlow Street Retailer

Posted July 13, 2016 at 5:16 am

The Inutilius Retailer on Ludlow Street wants you to know that Pokémon Go is not welcome in the store. On the block, too, for that matter. Never one to mince words, owner Adrian Wilson attached this sign in his windows yesterday afternoon as a response to the flood of iZombies searching for Pokémon around Hell […]

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Token Surfboards Launches Ludlow Street Pop-up Today with Onyx Collective Party

Posted July 11, 2016 at 5:12 am

Brooklyn-based surf label, Token Surfboards, is crashing on the beaches of the Lower East Side. It’s opening a week-long pop-up shop today at 22 Ludlow Street, which houses an on-again-off-again Buddhist temple. We happened upon several dudes prepping the space yesterday, and one confirmed that Token was in fact hosting the temporary store, with launch […]

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Ludlow Guitars is Moving to Brooklyn After 17 Years on Ludlow Street; Cites Changing Neighborhood and Rents

Posted July 5, 2016 at 5:00 am

In case you needed further proof that the Lower East Side music scene is dead, look no further than Ludlow Street. Soulless. And now this. The eponymous Ludlow Guitars is calling it quits after seventeen years on the block. Computer printouts in the windows serve as announcements of the imminent closure. The vintage guitar shop […]

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