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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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DOH Shutters the Darkroom on Ludlow Street for 2nd Time in a Month

Posted November 24, 2014 at 5:11 am

It’s lights out for the Darkroom … yet again. For the second time in the last month, the Department of Health paid an untimely visit to 165 Ludlow Street on Friday evening and ultimately put the kibosh on the decade-old nightclub. This time around, the shutter is blamed on a violation tally of 39 points […]

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Why It (Probably) Doesn’t Matter that SantaCon is without a Home

Posted November 21, 2014 at 6:00 am

Bushwick put up a united front this week and did what the Lower East Side couldn’t. It essentially strongarmed SantaCon into canceling its plans to host the “charity” event in the Brooklyn enclave. Many of the bars reportedly refused to permit revelers with costume. amNewyork had the scoop on Wednesday, quoting organizers who claimed that […]

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Sales and Renderings Launch for Ludlow Street ‘Rat Castle’

Posted November 18, 2014 at 6:04 am

The official website and sales for the Ludlow Street “Rat Castle” are finally live. For the last few months, the vanity URL pointed directly to the broker repping sales for the property – Ariel Tirosh of the Elliman Group. New interior renderings are included alongside the standard issue broker babble. What’s most notable is that this […]

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Lucky Cheng’s Outta Luck in Scoring 154 Ludlow Street

Posted November 12, 2014 at 9:19 am

That red line through Lucky Cheng’s on the Community Board 3 agenda is permanent. Apparently the drag bar is no longer in the running for 154 Ludlow Street, which has been vacant since the Living Room vacated the premises last year. The landlord reportedly backed down from the deal at the last minute. General Manager Richard […]

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Campaign to Alert Drivers to New 25mph ‘Vision Zero’ Speed Limit Accelerates

Posted November 4, 2014 at 6:09 am

“Vision Zero” is shifting into full gear. While still a few days from the speed limit change to the lower 25 mph default, the Department of Transportation is already rolling out the announcements. Automated road signs are all over the neighborhood, including Delancey and above the entrance to the Manhattan Bridge. Each instance warns drivers […]

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Rob Shamlian Looking to Sell Spitzer’s Corner and Los Feliz to Owner of Mezetto

Posted November 4, 2014 at 5:37 am

It appears controversial nightlife figure Rob Shamlian is on a divestment track from the Lower East Side. Two of his bigger moneymakers – Spitzer’s Corner (101 Rivington) and Los Feliz (109 Ludlow) – might soon change hands. Documents delivered to Community Board 3 this month seem to indicate an imminent sale of assets. Word on the street is that […]

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Lucky Cheng’s Might Take Over the Former Living Room Space on Ludlow

Posted October 30, 2014 at 5:21 am

It’s been a rough few months (nay, years), but looks like Lucky Cheng’s is making a solid comeback. The cabaret – popular for bachelorette parties – had relocated to Times Square from its longtime First Avenue perch back in 2012. It was never quite the same. Two years later, owner Hayne Suthon passed away of breast […]

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