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For the First Time in 17 Years, Ludlow Street is Now Without its Guitar Shop

Posted July 19, 2016 at 5:18 am

The so-called “guitar store for the ages” is no longer for the Lower East Side. And one less local place to pick up a replacement for that popped E string. Ludlow Guitars, a mainstay on its namesake street for seventeen years, called it quits after business yesterday. The farewell was expected, though, as the official […]

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Struggling Cake Shop Looks to Sell the Cafe, but Keep the Basement Live Venue

Posted July 18, 2016 at 5:00 am

Anytime Cake Shop is in the news these days, it’s usually negative – about their ongoing financial struggles or how investors are sought to keep things afloat. And this time is no exception. For one reason or another, the business model simply isn’t working. Now in its eleventh year, Cake Shop is looking to sell […]

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Entering the ‘Douche Zone’ Outside Soho House on Ludlow Street

Posted July 15, 2016 at 5:12 am

For about an hour Wednesday night, the Soho House on Ludlow Street was pranked. All it took was a little bit of sidewalk chalk and a pair of insults. An anonymous prankster tagged the concrete on either side of 139 Ludlow Street with two warning messages. Heading north – “warning, bullshit zone ahead.” And heading […]

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See David Burnett’s ‘Man Without Gravity’ Exhibit at Anastasia Photo

Posted July 14, 2016 at 9:36 am

Forget for a moment about the scandal-ridden upcoming Rio Olympics. Back at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, a lot of attendees and especially the press noticed a man who was running around lugging an odd camera. A very large odd camera. This was no ordinary man, and no ordinary camera. David Burnett, legendary photographer […]

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Go Pokémon Somewhere Else, Says Ludlow Street Retailer

Posted July 13, 2016 at 5:16 am

The Inutilius Retailer on Ludlow Street wants you to know that Pokémon Go is not welcome in the store. On the block, too, for that matter. Never one to mince words, owner Adrian Wilson attached this sign in his windows yesterday afternoon as a response to the flood of iZombies searching for Pokémon around Hell […]

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Token Surfboards Launches Ludlow Street Pop-up Today with Onyx Collective Party

Posted July 11, 2016 at 5:12 am

Brooklyn-based surf label, Token Surfboards, is crashing on the beaches of the Lower East Side. It’s opening a week-long pop-up shop today at 22 Ludlow Street, which houses an on-again-off-again Buddhist temple. We happened upon several dudes prepping the space yesterday, and one confirmed that Token was in fact hosting the temporary store, with launch […]

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Ludlow Guitars is Moving to Brooklyn After 17 Years on Ludlow Street; Cites Changing Neighborhood and Rents

Posted July 5, 2016 at 5:00 am

In case you needed further proof that the Lower East Side music scene is dead, look no further than Ludlow Street. Soulless. And now this. The eponymous Ludlow Guitars is calling it quits after seventeen years on the block. Computer printouts in the windows serve as announcements of the imminent closure. The vintage guitar shop […]

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Scenes from Saturday’s Rooftop Fire at 1 Ludlow Street [PHOTOS]

Posted June 28, 2016 at 5:16 am

Herewith, some photos from Saturday’s rooftop fire at 1 Ludlow Street. The unique structure at this corner – located at the three points of Division, Canal, and Ludlow Streets – caught fire but was quickly extinguished by an armada of first responders. Word on the street is that the flames may have sparked due to a […]

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Still with Nothing to Sell, Popular ‘Inutilious Retailer’ Seeks Donations to Stay Afloat

Posted June 21, 2016 at 5:19 am

Not surprisingly, a store with nothing for sale is tough on the bottom line. Nevertheless, the Inutlious Retailer soldiers on, forever beckoning customers to the Lower East Side for (bartered) free art. Now its owner, Adrian Wilson, seeks monetary assistance to stay afloat for at least the next six months. Wilson signed a lease at […]

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Brooklyn Artist RAE Installs New Sculptures Behind Glass Case on Ludlow Street

Posted June 21, 2016 at 5:10 am

Brooklyn-based street artist RAE upped the ante last week with a new Lower East Side piece. This installation is, in fact, protected from the elements. The artist-sculptor embedded two of his robot-looking creatures in the well-weathered Ludlow Street facade of the dormant Loews Canal movie theater. Both are enclosed behind a fancy glass case imported for […]

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