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The Infamous ‘Rat Castle’ at 179 Ludlow Street Has Been Reactivated

Last modified April 29, 2014 at 8:23 am

These days it seems like the old guard of long-stalled construction eyesores around the neighborhood are all coming back to life. Like the infamous rat castle at 179 Ludlow Street, rotting away before our very eyes since 2006. The leasing banner affixed to the sidewalk bridge last year was but one clue. Work on the […]

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Own a Piece of the Ludlow Residence Eyesore for $220K

Posted April 23, 2014 at 6:00 am

Has it really been two years since our last post about the Ludlow Residence dorm at 101 Ludlow? Okay, onward. If you fancy a piece of the beige penitentiary, the opportune moment has arrived. The narrow, 800 square-foot commercial unit near the dorm entrance – currently home to the Hummus Shop – is now on […]

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Catch What’s Left of Motor City Bar on Ludlow Street Before It’s Replaced

Last modified April 17, 2014 at 7:47 am

The dearly departed Motor City Bar shuffled off this mortal coil on the final day of June last summer. It was an epic sendoff party that lasted a week, and included plenty of cheap beer and live music. A good portion of the space was stripped immediately after the demise, but silence quickly took hold […]

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Sean MacPherson’s Ludlow Hotel to Offer ‘Rockstar’ Suite and ‘Skybox Loft’

Last modified April 16, 2014 at 12:31 pm

Now in its final lap, the BD Hotels crew is starting to drip even more details about its latest Ludlow Hotel project. The Ludlow. Most of what we knew about this place until now focused on the incoming restaurant – the latest from the Torrisi team called Dirty French, which opens this summer and will […]

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Report: Spitzer’s Corner Sets Up Sidewalk Cafe on Ludlow Without DCA License

Last modified April 14, 2014 at 12:25 pm

Some vocal residents in Hell Square noted yesterday that Spitzer’s Corner is now operating a sidewalk cafe outside 101 Rivington Street. Four tables were positioned at the southernmost garage-door window on Ludlow Street. Ordinarily this might not be an issue, but there is no permit currently on file with the Department of Consumer Affairs, and a […]

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Sweet Chick Will Open LES Location at 178 Ludlow on May 7

Posted April 10, 2014 at 6:05 am

Here’s some news that residents and neighbors of 178 Ludlow won’t be too happy about. Brooklyn-based Sweet Chick has pegged an opening date for its Lower East Side location. This second outpost will start slinging chicken and waffles, and other Southern comfort beginning May 7. Weekend brunch starts on May 9, with weekday brunch following […]

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Questioning the Rent History at 143 Ludlow; 2 More Longtime Tenants Evicted

Posted April 8, 2014 at 9:30 am

That slap on the wrist naturally didn’t do much to deter the illegal luxury conversion at 143 Ludlow Street. You’ll recall that building owner (and Lower East Side BID board member) Samy Mahfar, amongst other alleged transgressions, constructed a rooftop addition against city code. His actions were widely reported in the hyperlocal media. The now-seven-story […]

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Hotel Ludlow Peels Plywood to Unveil Its Grand Entrance

Posted April 3, 2014 at 10:00 am

Over in Hell Square, the Ludlow Hotel (aka “The Ludlow”) just axed half of its plywood fence and added glass to its Meatpacking-esque awning. The freshly-revealed exterior carries that same faux-old-world feel as its kin on the Bowery (Sean MacPherson is behind both projects). In other Ludlow Hotel news, word came down the pike a […]

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Max Fish Saluted with Jay Shells ‘Rap Quote’ on Ludlow

Posted April 1, 2014 at 6:03 am

Prolific artist Jay Shells hit the Lower East Side this week to add another street corner to his wildly popular map of Rap Quotes signs. The junction of East Houston and Ludlow was chosen as muse this time around, in order to commemorate the utterance of Max Fish in the hip-hop canon. Rather timely considering […]

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Local Empire Tackles a Street Peeing Bro in Sketch [VIDEO]

Posted March 28, 2014 at 10:22 am

The call of the (urban) wild was inspiration behind this funny sketch by Local Empire, dubbed “Street Peeing.” Shot in the vein of a narrated nature documentary, the comedy crew follows a bro as he staggers home drunk looking for a place to urinate. This situation is familiar to anyone living or drinking around the […]

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