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Sidelined by Fire, Ludlow Street Funeral Home Begins Road to Resurrection

Posted May 25, 2016 at 9:38 am

Two months after a fire sidelined the Boe Fook Funeral Home on lower Ludlow Street, the rebuilding process has begun. Late in the evening of March 14 a fire sparked on the ground floor of the establishment. It’s believed that the cause of the blaze was a ceremonial fireplace used for burning paper inscribed with […]

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Clayton’s Corner: The 1980s, Lest We Forget [PHOTOS]

Posted May 24, 2016 at 9:26 am

The 1980s, lest we forget… On the one hand we tend to over-romanticize how wonderful the old Lower East Side was. Fact is, it was dangerous, dirty, and often with poor living conditions. There was a blur between the good guys and bad guys; a number of cops were as deeply involved in the illegal […]

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Soho House Opens its LES ‘Ludlow House’ Today at Noon

Posted May 23, 2016 at 5:11 am

Word on the street is that Soho House will open its Ludlow Street branch today at noon. New members will gain access to the premises at that time. The inaugural had been pushed back from a target earlier this month. Good luck. The debut of Ludlow House comes after a final construction push over the […]

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Rumor: Soho House Acquires Comfort Inn at 136 Ludlow for $16M

Posted May 19, 2016 at 5:00 am

Soho House is making a huge splash on the Lower East Side. The high-end members only club muscled its way onto Ludlow Street, purchased the former Nieberg Funeral Home (#139), then made sure it wasn’t landmarked by the city. Current plans are to open the swanky spot – named Ludlow House – by the end […]

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Will CB3 Make Good on its Promise to Curb the Liquor License Saturation in Hell Square?

Posted May 16, 2016 at 9:27 am

“CB3 … will not approve license applications that are subject to the 500-foot rule unless they meet the high standard of being in the public interest.” –Community Board 3, April 2016 resolution Restaurateur Michael Stillman was handed defeat last month for his Quality Eats outpost proposed for Ludlow Street. Community Board 3 denied the application, […]

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Ludlow Retailer Backs Artist RIME in Copyright Fight Against Moschino and Jeremy Scott

Posted May 10, 2016 at 9:23 am

Many fashion designers out there seemingly think that the public nature of street art, illegal or not, grants a fair use to appropriate in fashion collections. Not the case, despite the reasonable expectation that the art would be widely shared. The problem is when companies and brands swipe the work for monetary gain and don’t […]

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The Metrograph is Screening Radiohead’s New Music Video in 35mm Before its Films this Week

Last modified May 9, 2016 at 2:17 pm

Radiohead is pulling out the stops for its ninth studio record, named A Moon Shaped Pool. Having unveiled two teaser singles in the last week – “Burn the Witch” and “Daydreaming” – the rollout was definitely wrought with cliffhangers. (It’s now available for digital download and streaming, excluding Spotify.) The band also released a companion longform music […]

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Metrograph Theater Lifts the Curtain on The Commissary

Posted May 6, 2016 at 9:23 am

In the inimitable words of Beetlejuice, it’s showtime. The two-month-old Metrograph theater, co-founded by boutique owner Alexander Olch, finally lifted the curtain on its complementary restaurant, The Commissary. It opened for business at 7 Ludlow Street last night. Spread across both the ground floor and mezzanine, the nightlife concept is a nod to the golden age […]

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Another Prince Tribute Appears on Ludlow Street ‘7 Hours and 13 Days’ from His Death

Posted May 5, 2016 at 5:12 am

An impromptu Prince tribute appeared on Ludlow Street last night. The modest memorial – at the foot of the “Nothing Compares 2 U” mural by Adrian Wilson – was timed to coincide with the lyric of the Prince-penned track popularized by Sinead O’Connor. The opening line is, “it’s been seven hours and thirteen days since you took […]

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Watch the Shocking Brawl at The DL that Engulfed Ludlow Street [VIDEO]

Last modified May 4, 2016 at 9:32 am

​In case you really needed more evidence that The DL is a stain on the Lower East Side, peep the enclosed surveillance and eyewitness footage from a couple weeks ago. You may have heard about the violent street brawl outside 93 Ludlow Street, captured by camera on April 17, in which patrons fought with security […]

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