Ludlow Street


Metrograph Cinema Aims to Open on Ludlow Street in February 2016

Posted October 8, 2015 at 9:27 am

The much-anticipated Metrograph theater possesses all the proper traits to woo the Lower East Side. Cinema arts, check; bombastic claims of returning the glamor of cinema to New York City, check; bolstering neighborhood creativity, check. Throughout this months-long construction period, it doesn’t seem as though there will be any bureaucratic impediment to opening the 8,853 […]


Carolina Sarria Boutique Opening at 149 Ludlow Street

Posted October 6, 2015 at 5:14 am

Blessed Peacemakers relinquished control of 149 Ludlow Street in the summer of 2014. It was a tough run for the boutique, considering its entire two-years of existence were spent behind a business-killing shield of plywood and scaffolding. Seriously, construction on the block had a sidewalk bridge here for some four years. Until a couple months […]

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Former Ludlow Street Pizzeria Gets Some ‘Zing’ with New Rice Shop

Posted October 2, 2015 at 5:00 am

Within the last couple weeks, the former Via Tribunali pizzeria on Ludlow Street was completely disemboweled. Its token coal-fired oven smashed, with dining room in complete disarray. To that end, we had heard some chatter of late that a fast-food Greek spot would open in this spot. Not so. Get ready for some zing! Proprietor […]

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The Metrograph Cinema (and Bookstore) on Ludlow Street Seeks Full Liquor License

Posted October 1, 2015 at 5:00 am

Across the street from the once mighty Loews Canal Theatre, the Metrograph cinema house hopes to inject the arts back into the neighborhood. Converting the old warehouse at 7-11 Ludlow Street is certainly an ambitious endeavor, born from the collective mind of tie peddler Alexander Olch, Lincoln Center programmer Jake Perlin, musician Joachim Kearns, and […]

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Late Night Fisticuffs in Hell Square Underscores Problem of Over-Saturation [VIDEO]

Posted September 24, 2015 at 5:18 am

Lawlessness. This is what happens when the city/state permits an over-saturation of bars in a small area. Despite the presence of cops and their thoroughbred steeds. Hell Square in a nutshell. A Boogie tipster alerted us this week to an altercation that transpired outside Mikey’s Burger on Ludlow Street last Saturday evening. Late night, 4am. […]

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It’s Game on for ‘Gamer’s Paradise’ at Ludlow Street

Posted September 22, 2015 at 5:10 am

Its a gamer’s paradise down on Ludlow Street. Literally. Just a few days ago, a new gaming store debuted beneath the radar. Beneath the Central Booking gallery at 21 Ludlow, in fact. The aptly-named Gamer’s Paradise is a basement lounge where patrons can soak up trading card games (TCG, in gamer parlance) and collect the related […]

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‘The LUD’ Now Slinging Leather Fashions at 153 Ludlow Street

Posted September 21, 2015 at 10:10 am

The barbershop was ultimately a dud, so in comes the LUD. It took a year of dormancy before the retail rank of 153 Ludlow Street was replenished. To put it a different way, another instance of warehousing the store until the perfect tenant came along to bite (i.e. high rent). In this case, a new […]

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City Marshal Seizes Pomme Creperie on Ludlow Street

Posted September 4, 2015 at 5:18 am

The unheralded crepe wars of Hell Square were suddenly neutralized yesterday. For the last couple years, the Pomme creperie squared off against the longstanding Creperie mini-chain across Ludlow Street. We rarely saw anyone grazing in there, but business persevered nevertheless. The end came yesterday evening. Pomme’s last communication occurred via Facebook at around 4pm. Shortly thereafter, […]

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145 Ludlow Street Shows Itself After 2 Years Under Wraps

Posted September 2, 2015 at 5:18 am

With cranes, utility vehicles, pockmarked roads, and heavy clanking noise, Hell Square truly is living up to its name. Luckily, however, each of the foot-dragging developments in the vicinity are finally starting to wrap construction. Notably the Orchard Hell Building (i.e. Hotel Indigo) and, as of this week, the long-forgotten 145 Ludlow Street. You’ll recall that […]

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Rendering of the Metrograph theater on Ludlow St.

Metrograph Cinema Opens Next Year on Lower Ludlow Street

Posted August 25, 2015 at 5:00 am

One month ago, we exclusively broke word that fashion retailer Alexander Olch, known in these parts for selling ties at 14 Orchard Street, is opening an ambitious new movie theater project for the Lower East Side. Metrograph, as it’s called, has been in the works for many months at 7-11 Ludlow Street. The 5,400 square-foot warehouse is […]

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