Ludlow Street

Invader installing tiles on Hotel Chantelle

Invader Installs 8-bit Mosaic at Hotel Chantelle Last Night

Last modified November 13, 2015 at 1:43 pm

As you may have read, street artist Invader landed in New York City last weekend for a tour de force. So mainstream is the visit that it was the Times that picked it up. Nevertheless, the Paris-based artist was spotted last night installing a new mosaic atop Hotel Chantelle on Ludlow Street. A tipster sends […]

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TV Land Comedy ‘Younger’ Filming in Hell Square Today

Posted November 5, 2015 at 5:18 am

TV Land comedy-drama, Younger, is headed to Hell Square today to shoot scenes for season 2. Signs are up from Orchard to Essex and Houston down to Rivington. A large chunk of territory. Younger is Darren Starr’s (Sex and the City) latest pet project, a single-camera series starring Sutton Foster, Hilary Duff, Debi Mazar, Miriam Shor, […]

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SantaCon 2014, Photo: Gaminette

Get the Pitchforks, SantaCon NYC Confirmed for December 12

Posted November 4, 2015 at 9:33 am

Here we go again. There had been some hope that SantaCon organizers wouldn’t announce a date for New York City. After all, its social media presence for the area remained uncharacteristically silent for much of the last couple months. However, with Halloween in the past, SantaCon 2015 was officially announced Monday evening. Via tweet. Date for […]

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An Aerial Update of the Ludlow House Rooftop Addition [PHOTOS]

Posted November 3, 2015 at 9:33 am

Already three years in the works, the forthcoming SoHo House in Hell Square (aka Ludlow House) is starting to show off its trendy steel skeleton. An aerial view of the former funeral home at 139 Ludlow Street shows some marked progress on the glass-enclosed rooftop “conservatory.” Steel beams were anchored in place within the last […]

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Zing’s Awesome Rice Shop Opens this Weekend on Ludlow Street

Posted November 3, 2015 at 5:16 am

Where pizza was, rice will soon follow. Proprietor Zing Bai is just about done installing her new eponymous rice shop at 122 Ludlow Street. The inside was gutted and remodeled, and exterior signage affixed to the brickwork. We are told that the establishment soft opens this weekend. Zing’s Awesome Rice Shop, successor to the failed […]

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Con Artist entrance, May 2011

Con Artist Collective on Ludlow Loses Bid for Beer-Wine Tavern

Posted October 29, 2015 at 5:11 am

Con Artist celebrated five years at 119 Ludlow Street last spring. What began as a scrappy basement art studio-cum-thrift boutique in 2010 (formerly home to The Cast), eventually morphed into a fully-fledged artist collective – on two floors – with storefront workspace and a membership counting in the hundreds. During this time, the gallery hosted over […]

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Photo: Daily News

State Senator Calls for Moratorium on Liquor Licenses in Inwood; LES Next?

Posted October 27, 2015 at 11:12 am

Hold a mirror to the Lower East Side and you roughly get Inwood. Yup, the northernmost Manhattan neighborhood is struggling with a gold rush of nightlife reminiscent of what’s happening here at home. Hot-spot establishments are proliferating. Now the local State Senator who represents that district – Adriano D. Espaillat – is calling on the […]

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With Hell Square Horse Patrol Gone, New NYPD Nightlife Unit Takes Shape

Posted October 20, 2015 at 9:46 am

The weekly Hell Square horse patrols are finally winding down after a hefty four-year existence, as we first reported. No equestrian units were spotted last weekend. In place since 2011, the 7th Precinct initially implemented the measure to crack down on the adverse effects of nightlife proliferation and resultant lawlessness in the area. Official reason […]

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Rendering of the Metrograph theater on Ludlow St.

Metrograph Hopes to Revive the Golden Age of Cinema Dining with ‘The Commissary’

Last modified October 20, 2015 at 8:43 am

Not much in the way of theatrics last night at the SLA subcommittee meeting for Community Board 3. The agenda was top-loaded with some of the more exciting and/or notorious liquor license applicants of late. Namely, Alexander Olch’s new cinema arts house on lower Ludlow Street, the Metrograph. “The Commissary” at the Metrograph, 7 Ludlow […]

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Local Opposition Mounts Against ‘Metrograph Cinema’ Liquor Licenses

Posted October 19, 2015 at 5:17 am

Buzz and excitement around the forthcoming Metrograph Cinema at 7 Ludlow Street is definitely gaining some local steam of late. After all, it’s not often that a new arts facility, let alone a movie theater, opens on the Lower East Side. This one will offer two screens and a mix of first-run independent and international movies, […]

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