Ludlow Street

Via Tribunali on Ludlow, Photo: Danielle Guercio

Trouble in Paradise: Via Tribunali’s High Staff Turnover Could Cost Them Big

Last modified July 21, 2014 at 12:44 pm

Pizza is, to me, one of the most perfect foods. My heart swelled with joy and Italian pride when neighborhood il forno Via Tribunali hit the scene, but now the tides have changed. In a few short years, staff in this establishment has turned over so many times that it was nearly impossible to become […]

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There is Now a Website to Book Reservations at Lower East Side Hotels

Last modified July 14, 2014 at 8:06 am

With the oppressive glut of hotels clogging the narrow streets of the Lower East Side, it was only a matter of time before a dedicated booking website came on the scene. Hip travelers need a place to sleep, after all. The aptly named deals solely in our neighborhood hotels, alongside some others within a one-mile […]



New York Barbers on Ludlow Street is Out of Business

Posted July 10, 2014 at 10:01 am

It’s been a veritable retail bloodbath for the three tenements comprising 149-153 Ludlow Street. In total, three businesses have been lost here in as many weeks. The recent departure of Blessed Peacemakers and Portia & Manny is now met with the closure of the simple New York Barbers at number 153. Security shutters are locked, […]

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Will the Mysterious Naked Girls Return to the Set of Jason Sudeikis’ ‘Sleeping with Other People’ Today?

Posted July 7, 2014 at 10:08 am

Things got interesting in Hell Square a couple weeks ago during filming of Sleeping with Other People. There was nudity, and co-stars Jason Sudeikis and Margarita Levieva were reportedly “dumbfounded,” at least according to Page Six. That’s what happens when two naked ladies waltz onto the set, then proceed to grab a slice at La Margarita on […]

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Portia & Manny Departs Ludlow Street After 2 Years

Posted July 7, 2014 at 6:10 am

Fashion flight continues to plague Ludlow Street within the confines of Hell Square. Even the relative noobs are now on the outs. Last month, we saw the fall of Blessed Peacemakers; this month it’s address-mate Portia & Manny. The vintage shop had been having a month-long “warehouse sale” on threads, but that all came to an […]

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139 Ludlow St, future home of Soho House

Soho House’s Building Permits Approved for 4th Floor ‘Conservatory’

Posted July 7, 2014 at 5:28 am

Soho House now has blessings from the Department of Buildings to move forward with Ludlow House. Local grassroots efforts to landmark the former Nieberg Funeral Home at 139 Ludlow Street, now owned by Soho House, have seemingly proved in vain. Despite a last-minute frenzy earlier this year to protect the iconic three-story building, the urban […]

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Photo: Clayton Patterson

Clayton’s Corner: Hangin’ with Ricky Powell Outside Sweet Chick on Ludlow

Posted June 27, 2014 at 10:07 am

Clayton Patterson checks in this week with the above photo, recently snapped outside Sweet Chick on Ludlow Street, the artist formerly known as Max Fish. Proprietor John Seymour is seen here posing alongside the iconic downtown photographer Ricky Powell.  Powell is a lifelong city denizen, and currently resides in Greenwich Village. Many consider him the unofficial […]

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Blessed Peacemakers Boutique on Ludlow is Out of Business

Posted June 27, 2014 at 6:03 am

Blessed Peacemakers simply couldn’t survive at 149 Ludlow Street. Nearly its entire two-year existence was spent in the shadows of scaffolding. Ironwork and netting from the constant construction on both flanks obstructed the store, and undoubtedly contributed to their demise. Twin leasing banners now hold court in the windows, a sight so common on the […]

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Chad Marlow of CB3, Photo: The Villager

The Villager Endorses Chad Marlow to Replace CB3 Chair Gigi Li

Posted June 24, 2014 at 10:00 am

The Villager came out to endorse change atop Community Board 3. In its currently issue, the weekly paper argues that the time is now to get rid of Chair Gigi Li, and instead install member-challenger Chad Marlow. In a year wrought with hyperlocal scandals – suspending the LES Dwellers, alleged racial insensitivity on her part, […]

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Via Tribunali is Serving Free Pizza Tonight

Posted June 20, 2014 at 10:00 am

Tonight, Via Tribunali on Ludlow is giving away small-sized neapolitan pizzas as part of Free Pizza Fridays – an event to benefit various NYC cause-based organizations. They’ll be serving pies in three variations: Marinara, Margherita, Salame, while also selling $3 Peroni pints to back Junglekeepers, a group started by naturalist Paul Rosolie Modo Yoga NYC, whose mission is to support the native ecosystems of the […]

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