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Cake Shop is Officially Erased from Ludlow Street After 11 Years

Posted January 3, 2017 at 5:00 am

Cake Shop has gone dark. Lights out. Any evidence of its presence is now blocked by butcher paper in the windows. When the Living Room relocated to the pastures of Brooklyn three years ago (where it later died), we felt that at least Cake Shop still held the mantle of indie live music on Ludlow Street. […]

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It’s Curtains for Cake Shop; Last Live Show is on New Year’s Eve

Last modified December 27, 2016 at 1:07 pm

After years of well-documented struggles, the current incarnation of Cake Shop – the venerable performance venue that entered the Ludlow Street music scene in 2005 – is ending. The refreshed exterior masonry and remodeled guts were apparently too little too late. According to an email blast from ownership, the bottom line just isn’t being met, […]

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Artist Spotlight: High Waisted Hits Gold While ‘On Ludlow’

Posted December 15, 2016 at 5:08 am

If you haven’t heard of the band High Waisted yet, it’s time to acclimate yourself. The NYC-based surf rockers came onto the scene with their full length On Ludlow back in March. They join the ranks of other ’60s garage rock bands like Best Coast, the Drums, and the Regrettes, while also having hints of Diet Cig and Dum […]

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Artist Ed Higgins of the ‘Rivington School’ Celebrates 40 Years on Ludlow Street with New Mural

Posted December 12, 2016 at 5:11 am

The Rivington School underground art collective of the 1980s, and its founders, are now commemorated in a new mural on Ludlow Street. Ed Higgins III has lived in a Ludlow Street tenement since 1976. Forty years. You’ve probably seen him and his artwork around the neighborhood, but never thought twice about it. Namely, the “wingnut” […]

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The Metrograph Commissary Now Serving Breakfast and Lunch

Posted December 7, 2016 at 5:10 am

The Metrograph Theater’s Commissary is quickly expanding its operations. The eatery, “inspired by the studio backlot eateries from Hollywood’s golden age,” debuted this past May, and now offers a weekday breakfast and lunch menu, from 9am-4pm. The restaurant has also recently introduced The Writer’s Menu, “a collection of small plates designed so you can eat with one hand… while […]

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‘375 Degrees’ Readies Ludlow Street for French Fries with Neon Signage

Posted November 14, 2016 at 5:12 am

It’s getting cold, but not at 122-124 Ludlow Street, where the temperature is rising. Eight months ago, we first brought word of another single-item, fast-casual eatery at 122-124 Ludlow Street. That of specialty fries shop 375 Degrees (stylized 375°), a simple snack joint where French fries are the main order of business. Its debut was […]

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‘Ludlow Coffee Supply’ Ditches the Barbershop, Seeks Beer-Wine Upgrade

Posted November 14, 2016 at 5:00 am

Because apparently no service business in Hell Square can operate without a liquor license, there’s this… Restaurateur John Seymour’s eight-month-old Sweet Chick offshoot, Ludlow Coffee Supply, seeks an upgrade to serve booze, albeit wine and beer. With the kind of rent they’re probably paying at 176 Ludlow Street, this is no surprise. Gone is the barber […]

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Former Ludlow Street Funeral Home Sells its 76-Year-Old Brooklyn HQ for $6.8M

Posted November 11, 2016 at 5:06 am

The Nieberg Midwood Chapel, whose original headquarters now serves the upper crust on Ludlow Street, just sold off its flagship property in Brooklyn. According to the Commercial Observer, the nearly eighty-year-old mortuary cashed in on its valuable air rights, and sold the 10,750-square-foot property for $6.8 million. The company has since reopened at Kehila Chapels’ building at 60 […]

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Drybar Blows Into Hell Square Today

Posted November 4, 2016 at 5:12 am

Well, it’s not that kind of bar. Drop the flask and grab the blow dryer. Drybar opens today at 179 Ludlow Street. The California-based salon-chain signed on as retail tenant back in the summertime. Teaser signage quickly followed and remained in place until this week. With this new spot, Drybar boasts sixteen locations in New York, […]

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Dana Foley and Andrea Linett Open Holiday Vintage Pop-up at 151 Ludlow Street

Posted November 4, 2016 at 5:08 am

Boutique proprietor Dana Foley returned to Hell Square this week. The onetime co-owner of Foley + Corinna on Stanton Street just opened her latest operation around the corner. She teamed up with former founding creative director of Lucky Magazine (and Lower East Side denizen) Andrea Linett for a temporary holiday pop-up shop at 151 Ludlow Street. It’s […]

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