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Remember When MTV Created a Virtual Lower East Side?

Posted January 8, 2015 at 10:00 am

Remember that time when MTV created a virtual Lower East Side landscape? Yup. Back in mid-2007, the colossal media company unveiled what it called vLES, a forum for computer-bound folk to explore the “mecca of all things creative” without the need to leave the house. Within this loose interpretation of the neighborhood, avatars could interact […]

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Cake Shop Again on the Verge of Collapse, Seeks Investors to Keep the Venue Alive

Posted January 8, 2015 at 4:50 am

Cake Shop is now celebrating a decade at 152 Ludlow Street. But its outlook appears rather bleak. Two-and-a-half years after a successful crowdfunding drive that led to a new ten-year lease (via Pledgemusic), the Lower East Side venue is still struggling. In an update to fans on Facebook, ownership divulged that “we are really feeling […]

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The SLA suspends the Darkroom's liquor license

The SLA Suspends Darkroom on Ludlow Street, Imposes $22,500 Fine

Posted January 5, 2015 at 5:20 am

City and state agencies had it in for Darkroom at 165 Ludlow Street. The sub-level watering hole has been a constant problem child virtually since its inception over a decade ago. This past October, the Department of Health shuttered the establishment for food-related issues, even though nothing of the sort really happens on premise. The pressure was […]

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New Year's Eve riot against NYPD

Drunken Mob Riots Against Cops on New Year’s Eve in Hell Square [VIDEO]

Last modified January 2, 2015 at 10:36 am

Hell Square on New Year’s Eve was anything but tame. Nothing new for the area, really. Despite the fact that the Lower East Side seemed pretty quiet throughout the holiday week. The next morning, however, we received a couple of reader reports about a small “riot” against 7th Precinct cops on Ludlow Street, yelling obscenities […]

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Glass Pipe Purveyors ‘1Percent’ Opening Pop-Up Gallery at 143 Ludlow Street

Posted December 31, 2014 at 5:30 am

Put this in your pipe and smoke it… The Miami-based Sammer Gallery at 143 Ludlow Street – “dedicated to the promotion of Latin American Constructivism and concrete art” – quietly faded in recent weeks. Token tombstone signage of the Misrahi Realty variety resides above the floor-to-ceiling window glass. The showroom lasted roughly six months at this […]

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Champion Pizza Opening at 101 Ludlow, the 7th Pizzeria in Hell Square

Posted December 30, 2014 at 5:39 am

Its dealings with dormancy have concluded. For now. The 800 square-foot restaurant in the base of the Ludlow Residence dormitory is being reborn as we speak. That taste of the Mediterranean here is changing to that of Italy. Yup. Another pizza joint for Hell Square is rising at the 101 Ludlow Street compound, the two-year home […]

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Experience 11 Minutes of Late-Night Hell in Hell Square, Complete with Brawl [VIDEO]

Posted December 24, 2014 at 5:00 am

Apparently this past weekend was considered by some as “SantaCon without the costumes on the Lower East Side.” In response, the LES Dwellers released a pair of videos shot in Hell Square that illustrate as much. This footage was filmed at 3:30am Sunday morning at the corner of Ludlow and Stanton Streets. Peak hours for […]

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Sebastian LC on Ludlow Street is Temporarily Closed Until February

Posted December 23, 2014 at 5:39 am

Sebastian LC at the corner of Ludlow and Broome Streets abruptly closed for business over the weekend, albeit temporarily. Computer printouts promise a return on February 2. Cause of the extended break was not immediately available, but employees were spotted doing maintenance work in the kitchen. Something is suspicious here, as with all closings under similar cover. […]

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A First Look at the Soho House Rooftop ‘Observatory’ on Ludlow Street

Posted December 23, 2014 at 5:00 am

What began as a “rooftop greenhouse” hangout at 139 Ludlow Street is now a permanent “conservatory” extension. We’re talking, of course, about the new Soho House opening in Hell Square, which is currently expanding its vertically to reach a height of seventy-one feet. As previously noted, this is the biggest alteration to the property in recent […]

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100 Montaditos on Ludlow Street is Officially Kaput

Posted December 19, 2014 at 5:00 am

For 100 Montaditos, it’s one culture, zero ways to do it. At least on on the battered upper section of Ludlow Street. When it came to the Lower East Side iteration, the Spanish-based fast casual chain was an epic fail and a perfect example of how evading the host community can hurt in the long run. […]

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