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‘SET’ Launches in Former Motor City Bar Space on Ludlow Street

Posted July 2, 2015 at 5:10 am

SET L.E.S. officially opens tonight on Ludlow Street removing nearly all traces of the Motor City Bar. It had been in soft-launch for the last week. That wooden door with its lug-wrench handle is the only remnant of the beloved rock bar, now two years in the grave. The Hell Square newcomer, which bears an […]

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Four Winds Flips Gotham Court on Ludlow Street for $29.1M

Posted June 23, 2015 at 5:10 am

Real estate speculation shows little sign of slowing within the confines of Hell Square. But in particular, the residential complex of Gotham Court on Ludlow Street (and Essex). This property just changed hands (again) for the second time in as many years. Four Winds Real Estate, in partnership with Jonis Realty and investor Martin Newman, […]

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Pianos Instates Noise Control Program Due to Heightened Pressure from Hell Square Residents

Last modified June 22, 2015 at 8:20 am

Pianos on Ludlow Street is one of the busiest nightlife venues in Hell Square. A favorite of college kids, recent grads, and B&T alike, its queues almost always snake out of control during peak weekends hours. Usually a shitshow. The forum for complaint is oftentimes the 7th Precinct Community Council, but resolution is mostly out […]

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Revisiting ‘Paul’s Boutique’ at Ludlow and Rivington, Circa 1980s

Posted June 19, 2015 at 9:26 am

Here now, a couple photos of what LeRoy McCarthy would’ve called “Beastie Boys Square.” These images of Ludlow and Rivington Streets come courtesy of Boogie reader Larry Morales. Seen clearly in the background of both images is Lee’s Sportswear, the world famous apparel store that graced the cover of Paul’s Boutique in 1989. It was a […]

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DMA’s Discuss Noel Gallagher and Why Laundry is the Enemy [INTERVIEW]

Last modified June 16, 2015 at 8:41 am

Fresh off their self-titled debut EP, Sydney-based garage-pop band DMA’s brought their upbeat nostalgic tunes to the masses at Governors Ball last weekend. We caught up with principal songwriters Matt Mason and Johnny Took after the set to snag some nuggets on how to survive the typical summer music festival circuit. BOWERY BOOGIE: Where’d you […]

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Under Fire, 7th Precinct Community Council Listens to Embattled Hell Square Residents

Last modified June 12, 2015 at 12:15 pm

Last month was a debacle for the 7th Precinct community council. Its president, Don West, had abruptly canceled public session and the LES Dwellers went nuclear, ultimately calling for his resignation. The same mistake was not made this past Wednesday, however, likely due to the public fallout in the ensuing weeks. Members from the alphabet […]

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Anastasia Photo is Relocating Around the Corner to 143 Ludlow Street 

Posted June 1, 2015 at 9:22 am

One gallery stalwart on upper Orchard Street is gearing up for a change in scenery. Anastasia Photo, exhibiting photography on the block for years, is relocating around the corner to 143 Ludlow Street. The move was just announced on Facebook and (in real life) with a small computer printout at the new Hell Square location. […]

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‘Splitsville’ Luxury Lanes Confirmed as Essex Crossing Bowling Alley in Site 1

Posted May 29, 2015 at 8:34 am

A subterranean bowling alley is coming to Site 1 of Essex Crossing. That much has been known for years. But the identity of the establishment is not Bowlmor, as previously believed. Instead, it’s a “boutique” affair by retro-style bowling brand Splitsville Luxury Lanes. According to the scoop in the Daily News, Splitsville will occupy 17,000 […]

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Vicki Rovere’s ‘Free Store’ Still a Late-Night Attraction on Ludlow Street After 15 Years

Posted May 21, 2015 at 9:27 am

The long arm of gentrification and its army of boutique hotels and lux living is quietly squeezing another longtime Lower East Side tradition. That of the “Free Store” on the northern fringe of Ludlow Street. Thirty-seven-year Ludlow resident and self-proclaimed “environmental scavenger” Vicki Rovere has been running the show for a decade, constantly hauling suitcases […]

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Essex Crossing Readies Site 1 Parking Lot for Development on Ludlow Street

Posted May 14, 2015 at 5:10 am

And just like that, Delancey Street is a construction zone. Essex Crossing is advancing into phase one at quite a pace. In the same week that the firehouse at 185 Broome receives its touch of death, the former Municipal lot on Ludlow is prepped for same. A month after the Department of Transportation forever shuttered […]

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