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DMA’s Discuss Noel Gallagher and Why Laundry is the Enemy [INTERVIEW]

Last modified June 16, 2015 at 8:41 am

Fresh off their self-titled debut EP, Sydney-based garage-pop band DMA’s brought their upbeat nostalgic tunes to the masses at Governors Ball last weekend. We caught up with principal songwriters Matt Mason and Johnny Took after the set to snag some nuggets on how to survive the typical summer music festival circuit. BOWERY BOOGIE: Where’d you […]

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Under Fire, 7th Precinct Community Council Listens to Embattled Hell Square Residents

Last modified June 12, 2015 at 12:15 pm

Last month was a debacle for the 7th Precinct community council. Its president, Don West, had abruptly canceled public session and the LES Dwellers went nuclear, ultimately calling for his resignation. The same mistake was not made this past Wednesday, however, likely due to the public fallout in the ensuing weeks. Members from the alphabet […]

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Anastasia Photo is Relocating Around the Corner to 143 Ludlow Street 

Posted June 1, 2015 at 9:22 am

One gallery stalwart on upper Orchard Street is gearing up for a change in scenery. Anastasia Photo, exhibiting photography on the block for years, is relocating around the corner to 143 Ludlow Street. The move was just announced on Facebook and (in real life) with a small computer printout at the new Hell Square location. […]

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Photo: Splitsville Bowling

‘Splitsville’ Luxury Lanes Confirmed as Essex Crossing Bowling Alley in Site 1

Posted May 29, 2015 at 8:34 am

A subterranean bowling alley is coming to Site 1 of Essex Crossing. That much has been known for years. But the identity of the establishment is not Bowlmor, as previously believed. Instead, it’s a “boutique” affair by retro-style bowling brand Splitsville Luxury Lanes. According to the scoop in the Daily News, Splitsville will occupy 17,000 […]

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Vicki Rovere’s ‘Free Store’ Still a Late-Night Attraction on Ludlow Street After 15 Years

Posted May 21, 2015 at 9:27 am

The long arm of gentrification and its army of boutique hotels and lux living is quietly squeezing another longtime Lower East Side tradition. That of the “Free Store” on the northern fringe of Ludlow Street. Thirty-seven-year Ludlow resident and self-proclaimed “environmental scavenger” Vicki Rovere has been running the show for a decade, constantly hauling suitcases […]

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Essex Crossing Readies Site 1 Parking Lot for Development on Ludlow Street

Posted May 14, 2015 at 5:10 am

And just like that, Delancey Street is a construction zone. Essex Crossing is advancing into phase one at quite a pace. In the same week that the firehouse at 185 Broome receives its touch of death, the former Municipal lot on Ludlow is prepped for same. A month after the Department of Transportation forever shuttered […]

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144-150 Ludlow St., September 2011

Marolda Properties Flips 144-150 Ludlow Street for $24M

Posted May 8, 2015 at 5:12 am

Marolda Properties, notorious in these parts for being tenant harassing slumlords, just ditched their Hell Square holdings at 144-150 Ludlow Street. It’s the second time in as many years that this pseudo-gated rental complex has changed hands. Akelius Real Estate Management, a subsidiary of Swedish investment firm Akelius Residential Property, forked over $24 million in […]

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As SoHo House Looms, Libation Sells off 137 Ludlow Street for $7.9M

Posted May 8, 2015 at 5:10 am

The transaction is complete. As expected, 137 Ludlow Street recently changed hands for $7.9 million. Princeton Holdings, a real estate investment firm, closed on the four-story Lower East Side property at the end of March, public records show. 137 Ludlow Street currently houses Libation, and is situated alongside the forthcoming SoHo House endeavor (“Ludlow House”). […]

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In the Face of Essex Crossing, One Local Continues to Liberate the Municipal Lot on Ludlow

Posted May 4, 2015 at 5:12 am

For the second time in as many weeks, Essex Crossing has been taken to task with a simple hand tool. A wire cutter. That’s right; the Municipal lot at the corner of Ludlow and Broome Streets isn’t going down without a fight. You see, Delancey Street Associates – the consortium of developers behind the mega […]

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Essex Crossing is Fed Up with Drivers Illegally Parking in the Closed Parking Lot on Site 1

Posted April 28, 2015 at 5:10 am

It’s Essex Crossing versus drivers who insist the municipal parking lot situated on SPURA Site 1 is a necessity. Responding to the influx of cars capitalizing on “free” spots, the Delancey Street Associates consortium last week installed a chain-link fence across the entrance to the lot. The exit was also left open to allow people […]

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