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100 Montaditos on Ludlow Street is Officially Kaput

Posted December 19, 2014 at 5:00 am

For 100 Montaditos, it’s one culture, zero ways to do it. At least on on the battered upper section of Ludlow Street. When it came to the Lower East Side iteration, the Spanish-based fast casual chain was an epic fail and a perfect example of how evading the host community can hurt in the long run. […]

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Are the Elusive SantaCon Organizers Part of Figment NYC? [UPDATED]

Last modified December 15, 2014 at 2:45 pm

[UPDATED BELOW] We are mere hours away from SantaCon, the yearly parade of alcoholics disguised as Santa who binge drink, puke, piss, stumble and pub crawl their way across the City. SantaCon got its start in San Francisco in 1994 when a small group of people dressed as Santa marched through the streets, crashed parties […]

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Soho House Puts Up Plywood Shed at 139 Ludlow Street; Conversion and Rooftop Extension Coming Soon

Posted December 11, 2014 at 5:34 am

Until this week, all had been pretty quiet on the SoHo House front the last few months. Indeed, their new “Ludlow House” in Hell Square last netted news in July when the Department of Buildings approved the creation of a fourth-floor “conservatory” to top the iconic building. This vertical extension to 71 feet is the […]

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The Juicy Spot Cafe is Opening Soon on Ludlow Street

Posted December 5, 2014 at 10:38 am

Hell Square will welcome another juice joint – its second – in due course. And it’ll be situated right around the corner from the new Juice Press, at that. Address of this forthcoming juicer is 109 Ludlow Street, previously occupied by GT Tailor until its demise last March. The incoming business is called Juicy Spot […]

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100 Montaditos is Closing Down Its Ludlow Street Location After Only 3 Months

Last modified December 4, 2014 at 9:07 am

Barely three short months into its tenure at 177 Ludlow Street, 100 Montaditos is already dead in the water. Kaput. For added perspective, it took more than a year for the Spanish fast-casual establishment to open in the first place. But no surprise here; the place was perpetually empty from the start. Convenient that 100 […]

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Piss Off: Greek Life and the Fraternal Disorder of SantaCon [OP-ED]

Last modified December 4, 2014 at 10:49 pm

Once a year, a crimson tide washes over New York City. Rudolph runs for cover, while a petrified Tiny Tim Cratchit cowers in the corner. When SantaCon comes to town, it arrives on a tsunami of frat bros and sorority gals in matching his and her polyester Santa suits ready to indulge in a massive […]

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Artists Show off Handmade Action Figures at Con Artist Collective Exhibit

Posted December 2, 2014 at 9:22 am

For us, action figures played a major role during those so-called formative years. The collection – thanks to older brothers – included everything from Rowdy Roddy Piper and R2D2 to Cobra Commander and He-Man (no Kiss dolls, though). So, our excitement registered fairly high upon learning that Con Artist Collective would host an exhibition of […]

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Little Seattle Blues: Via Tribunali is Finished with Ludlow Street

Posted November 26, 2014 at 6:03 am

A tipster brought word last week that Via Tribunali had been strangely closed during peak dinner hours. Chairs on tables, blue neon unplugged; a ghost town. “I was there about a week and a half ago and it was VERY open,” the person wrote to us. Well, it’s now confirmed; they served their last Neopolitan […]

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LES Dwellers Declares ‘SantaCon Free Zone’ for the Lower East Side

Last modified November 25, 2014 at 7:53 am

New Yorkers across the Boroughs are finally rising up against SantaCon. As previously reported, when the bar crawl chose Bushwick as HQ last week, the Brooklyn enclave refused to allow the partying. The vociferous backlash here on the Lower East Side, however, is largely attributed to the spark ignited by the LES Dwellers block association, […]

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Hotel Chantelle Purse Snatcher Returns to Scene of the Crime, Arrested Onsite

Posted November 24, 2014 at 6:08 am

The age-old cliche of “returning to the scene of the crime” couldn’t be more apropos today. Friday evening, roughly two months after three men allegedly snatched a purse from a 26-year-old woman at Hotel Chantelle, the main perpetrator was arrested and charged. We are told that he was identified as Berthold Jean-Charles, a party promoter and so-called […]

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