Ludlow Street


Metrograph Theater on Ludlow Street Inaugurated in True Chinatown Fashion [PHOTOS]

Posted March 7, 2016 at 9:37 am

Lights. Camera. Action. While the private party courted the indie film industry two nights earlier (Dustin Hoffman, Jim Jarmusch, John Waters), the duplex Metrograph arthouse on Ludlow Street co-founded by Alexander Olch officially raised the curtain to the public Friday. Inaugurated in true Chinatown fashion with fanfare and a proper dragon dance in the lobby (for luck […]

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The future Ludlow House

Get Acquainted with the New Ludlow House, Opening this Spring on Ludlow Street [PHOTOS]

Posted March 7, 2016 at 5:12 am

More than three years since plans first surfaced, the former Nieberg Funeral home at 139 Ludlow Street is on the precipice of glamorous resurrection. Into a high-end members only club. Yes, SoHo House is still several weeks from debuting on the Lower East Side, but more details are now coming to light. The Ludlow House, […]

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More on the ‘Quality Eats’ Offshoot Coming Soon to Hell Square

Posted March 7, 2016 at 5:10 am

No doubt capitalizing on the upscale Ludlow Hotel and its Dirty French food-and-beverage, the Stillman restaurant honchos (i.e. Fourth Wall Restaurants) want in on the action. Especially after the EMM Group basically outbid their concept for 199 Bowery some five years ago. This time, they’re returning to the Lower East Side to impart a second […]

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These Hell Square Buildings Targeted in String of Lobby Package Thefts

Posted March 4, 2016 at 5:15 am

With excessive nightlife and a lack of overall supervision comes crime numbers. This is what’s happening in Hell Square. There are a few buildings in this area that are being targeted by burglars, listed below. All are within three blocks of each other. Residents of these buildings collectively claim that parcels are disappearing from the […]


Blackston Gallery Ducks Out of Ludlow Street Space After More than a Decade

Posted March 4, 2016 at 5:12 am

Blackston Gallery long held court on lower Ludlow Street, but its tenure just concluded. The showroom closed last week with a solo exhibition by artist Wayne Herpich dubbed, “Further Notice.” A sign pasted to the front door of 29 Ludlow announces that Blackston is “currently between locations.” Meaning, it’s searching for a new space. Rhiannon […]

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‘Theory of Gaia’ Boutique Pops Up at 174 Ludlow Street

Posted March 3, 2016 at 5:14 am

Ever since Daredevil Tattoo was forced southward from its longtime perch three years ago, the landlord of 174 Ludlow Street (Arwen Equities) has been content with warehousing and turnover. Naturally. That’s the nature of the business when you allegedly increase the rent some fifty percent. It took more than a year before a retail replacement moved […]

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Metrograph Theater Ticketing Goes Live Today Ahead of Friday Opening

Posted February 29, 2016 at 5:12 am

Extra, extra. Read all about it. Metrograph Theater on Ludlow Street is but a few days from debut. After a few weeks of private previews, curtains will rise on Friday. Ticketing for the new duplex arthouse – the vision of local boutique owner Alexander Olch – goes live today. The first movies to play here […]

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‘Quality Eats’ Angling for Ludlow Street Expansion at Former 100 Montaditos Space

Posted February 25, 2016 at 4:45 am

When 100 Montaditos went down like a lead balloon after a paltry three months on the block, the franchise owner at 177 Ludlow Street (Mini Hospitality) promised to hold onto the space and return as an “upscale concept.” That never happened, and the real estate remained warehoused as a vacancy by owner Samy Mahfar for over […]

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Anti-Santacon poster, December 2015

Just How Bar Saturated is the Lower East Side? [MAPS]

Last modified February 23, 2016 at 6:27 pm

​The Lower East Side – Hell Square in particular – is notorious for its sheer volume of liquor licenses. The nine square-blocks of real estate are almost impossible to navigate on weekend nights, let alone to live full time. This is all common knowledge. However, it’s nice to illustrate the saturation with map and statistics. Our […]

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The Dark Room, December 2011

The Dark Room to End Its 12-Year Tenure on Ludlow Street Imminently

Posted February 18, 2016 at 5:00 am

The Dark Room is going, well, dark. The nightclub stalwart is reportedly leaving Ludlow Street after a dozen years on the block. For real this time. Word on the street is that the Dark Room ownership is looking to cash out and depart 165 Ludlow for good. The news arrives just a little over a […]

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