Ludlow Street

Bloody Brunch at Libation Yesterday Leaves Man with Gash Across the Face

Posted April 2, 2017 at 8:40 am

It’s not just nights; Hell Square is also dangerous dayside. Brunch turned violent on Ludlow Street Saturday afternoon during a bloody altercation inside Libation that left one man with a gash below the ear, police said. According to neighbors, and corroborated by the 7th Precinct, a fight began inside Libation at around 4pm, and eventually spilled onto […]

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‘Kind Regards’ Launches in Cake Shop’s Old Spot this Weekend

Posted March 30, 2017 at 5:00 am

Cake Shop’s former owners are sending Kind Regards to Ludlow Street. After three months behind Fort Knox-like lock and key, the eleven-year-old music venue has been succeeded. Transformed into Kind Regards, an endeavor with no link to the past; a bi-level cocktail bar and lounge. Makes sense. When Cake Shop went bust in late-December, owner-brothers Nick […]

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‘375 Degrees’ Opening its Hell Square French Fries Joint Tomorrow

Posted March 23, 2017 at 5:09 am

Starting tomorrow, 124 Ludlow Street is hereafter the self-proclaimed “land of the frite, home of the crave.” In other words, Hell Square’s newest late night snack shop. (Hell Fries?) Already a year in the making, 375 Degrees (stylized 375°) is a new French fries dispensary at 124 Ludlow Street. (It occupies half the old Via […]

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Nighttime with the Smoking Manholes of Ludlow Street

Posted March 22, 2017 at 5:18 am

The following guest post was penned by Vicki Rovere, proprietor of the Ludlow Street Free Store the last decade. Walking home from the subway about midnight last Sunday night, as I turned onto my block I smelled smoke. Smoke seemed to be curling up from a little curbside street grate outside Libation. Was it steam […]

Ludlow Street’s Juicy Spot Cafe Expands to Boston

Posted March 15, 2017 at 5:13 am

New York’s first Thai ice creamery just rolled its way to Beantown. Juicy Spot Cafe recently expanded to Boston’s Chinatown, specifically 16 Tyler Street. According to proprietor Lori Eng, the Boston location “will definitely consist of our ice cream rolls in addition to beverages,” she told Eater, and an official opening date will be made public in the near future. […]

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CB3 Votes to Deny Mini Rex ‘Dry Karaoke’ Bar a Liquor License on Ludlow Street [Updated]

Last modified April 10, 2017 at 12:41 pm

Mini Rex is now livin’ on a prayer. The proposed concept for 87 Ludlow Street was dealt a blow last night, when the SLA subcommittee of Community Board 3 telegraphed their denial, forcing the applicant to withdraw. The “dry karaoke” concept (three rooms across two floors) has been gunning to take the reins from Leftfield for […]

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Suspect Arrested in Connection with Wave of LES Muggings Against Chinese Women

Last modified March 28, 2017 at 11:10 pm

The man who targeted Chinese women in a string of muggings was arrested on March 4, police said. 43-year-old Gilbert Mack remains in custody after an initial court appearance, during which bond was pegged at $50,000. He was brought in on burglary and assault charges in connection with four such incidents around the Lower East Side. […]

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Older Chinese Woman Violently Mugged on the Doorstep of Her Ludlow Street Apartment

Last modified March 28, 2017 at 11:11 pm

An older Chinese woman was violently mugged on the doorstep of 22 Ludlow Street, police said. It’s the fourth such attack on Chinese women in the last week, and the same perp is suspected. Sunday evening, the victim opened the front door to the apartment building (across from the Metrograph theater) when she was grabbed […]

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Ludlow Street Sends ‘Kind Regards’ to Former Cake Shop Space

Posted March 1, 2017 at 5:00 am

The old Cake Shop space at 152 Ludlow Street has been locked up pretty tight post-closure. Layers of butcher paper in the windows shields any would-be snoops from spying the innards. Today, though, we can reveal the replacement. It’s a new cocktail bar called Kind Regards. When Cake Shop went bust in late-December, owner-brothers Nick […]

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Ludlow House Patron Found Dead of Suspected Heroin Overdose Friday Night

Last modified March 28, 2017 at 11:11 pm

A patron of Ludlow House – the Lower East Side version of Soho House at 139 Ludlow – was found dead Friday night of an alleged heroin overdose. The 31-year-old male reportedly overdosed in the third-floor bathroom of the members-only club at about 11:30pm. Sources tell us he was found unconscious in the fetal position with […]

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