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The Villager Endorses Chad Marlow to Replace CB3 Chair Gigi Li

Posted June 24, 2014 at 10:00 am

The Villager came out to endorse change atop Community Board 3. In its currently issue, the weekly paper argues that the time is now to get rid of Chair Gigi Li, and instead install member-challenger Chad Marlow. In a year wrought with hyperlocal scandals – suspending the LES Dwellers, alleged racial insensitivity on her part, […]

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Via Tribunali is Serving Free Pizza Tonight

Posted June 20, 2014 at 10:00 am

Tonight, Via Tribunali on Ludlow is giving away small-sized neapolitan pizzas as part of Free Pizza Fridays – an event to benefit various NYC cause-based organizations. They’ll be serving pies in three variations: Marinara, Margherita, Salame, while also selling $3 Peroni pints to back Junglekeepers, a group started by naturalist Paul Rosolie Modo Yoga NYC, whose mission is to support the native ecosystems of the […]

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On LES Nightlife: Babysitting the Privileged Kids of Middle America

Posted June 16, 2014 at 6:09 am

Author Maria Muentes penned an interesting article for The Indypendent, in which she rails against the wave of high-heeled droves (aka Woo girls) that are categorically ruining the Lower East Side. She argues that “we are now stuck babysitting the privileged children of Middle America as they wade in their own puke and stupidity.” Below […]

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It’s Now the 20th and Final Season of ‘Shakespeare in the Parking Lot’ at Ludlow and Broome, Thanks to Essex Crossing Development

Posted June 16, 2014 at 6:07 am

Shakespeare in the Parking Lot has been an offbeat annual arts tradition since 1995. For twenty consecutive summers, the Municipal Lot at the corner of Ludlow and Broome Streets transformed into an open-air theater, complete with putrid smells and the soothing sounds of late-night traffic. The twentieth season of programming kicks off July 10 with […]

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Sweet Chick Opened on Ludlow Last Night After Two-Week Delay

Posted June 6, 2014 at 6:08 am

Sweet Chick had originally planned to open at 178 Ludlow Street two weeks ago. The day of their public launch (there were friends and family nights) coincided with the water main break around the corner on East Houston. Right then, brown paper returned to the window and a note to neighbors promising to be back […]

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Ludlow Hotel is Ready June 1; Dirty French Will Begin Serving in July

Last modified May 30, 2014 at 10:41 am

Plywood is gone from 180 Ludlow Street, revealing the full sweep of the entrance to the Ludlow Hotel (aka The Ludlow). As you might imagine, its vibe is quite similar to the Bowery Hotel, which is also by BD Hotels and Sean MacPherson. Prospective guests can begin staying at the Ludlow Hotel as of June […]

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Artist Bradley Theodore Paints a Skeletal Nick Wooster for Hotel Chantelle

Posted May 28, 2014 at 11:04 am

Bradley Theodore is all over the Lower East Side these days. Williamsburg Pizza still sports its unscathed Terry Richardson skeleton, recent controversy notwithstanding (allegations of sexual assault against models); Clinton Street newcomer Marm Cafe has a skull of its own behind their countertop; and Mission Cantina had one for about a day before the artist […]

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Sammer Gallery Opens Showroom at 143 Ludlow Street

Posted May 28, 2014 at 6:08 am

Now that the retail units in 143 Ludlow Street are sufficiently upgraded to luxury level, it’s time to fill the space. At least temporarily. As of yesterday afternoon, the north storefront at 143 Ludlow – which at one point housed Lindsay Thornburg’s boutique – is now a pop-up showroom for the Miami-based Sammer Gallery. They are […]

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Sweet Chick is Opening at the Old Max Fish Spot on Thursday

Posted May 20, 2014 at 6:00 am

Just as Max Fish prepares the sequel-hangout on Orchard, its old HQ of some twenty-five years is now ready to become a grease pit. Indeed, Sweet Chick is amidst its maiden week at 178 Ludlow Street (though, it was delayed). The controversial Lower East Side outpost opened last night to a crowd of friends and family, but […]

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Con Artist Collective to Celebrate the Art of Common Vermin with Upcoming Exhibit

Posted May 8, 2014 at 6:13 am

That mattress on the street; that shirt hanging from the scaffolding; that used pair of shoes on the sidewalk. For many city denizens, one word comes to mind – bedbugs. As cooped-up New Yorkers we’re groomed to both fear and loathe the bedbug. With good reason, obviously. Such a tiny insect causes jarring pain and […]

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