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Rat Castle Retail Goes with Rising States Pop-Up on Ludlow Street

Posted April 18, 2016 at 5:10 am

The Ludlow Street Rat Castle may have filled its residential ranks, but the retail space remains a vacant white box. Likely the all-too-familiar tactic of warehousing for the highest bidder. Steven Sutton, the broker who’s repping the space (Sutton Equity LLC), told us back in August that there was “serious interest” in the commercial condo […]

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Artist Tribute to CBGB and Adam Yauch Pops Up on Ludlow Street

Posted April 5, 2016 at 10:13 am

​Realistic wheat-paste art portraying CBGB surfaced on Ludlow Street within the past couple weeks. It’s the work of street artist FLOOD, whose Bill Cosby-skewering Fat Albert pieces have attracted local notoriety. This particular paster pays tribute, not only to the long lost club, but also late Beastie Boy Adam “MCA” Yauch (RIP 2012) and drummer/vocalist […]

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An Unobstructed View of the New Soho House on Ludlow Street

Last modified March 24, 2016 at 5:24 pm

The Ludlow Street iteration of Soho House has been de-cloaked. Scaffolding was fully deposed from the facade of 139 Ludlow last week. This is your first unobstructed look at the ground floor and rooftop of the new Ludlow House, slated to open later this spring. Though, you wouldn’t think it peering through those windows or […]

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First Peek Inside the LES Outpost of ‘El Luchador’ on Ludlow Street

Posted March 23, 2016 at 5:16 am

We first broke word back in October that El Luchador was planning an expansion snack bar in Hell Square. Finally, some activity to report. El Luchador (translated, “the fighter”) is but a few weeks from launch at 132 Ludlow Street. As previously reported, the wrestling-themed taqueria took the torch from the failed Pomme Creperie, which […]

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‘375 Degrees’ is a New French Fries Specialty Shop Opening on Ludlow Street this Spring

Posted March 16, 2016 at 5:12 am

​Down on Ludlow Street, rice is now joined by fries. In the four months since Zing’s Awesome Rice debuted, the other half of the commercial space at 122-124 Ludlow Street remained visibly vacant. The side-by-side stores together previously comprised Seattle-based pizzeria Via Tribunali, which faded in a flame of controversy a year-and-a-half ago. Now this […]

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Breaking: Fire Erupts at Ludlow Street Funeral Home Tonight [UPDATED]

Last modified March 15, 2016 at 12:35 am

The Boe Fook Funeral Home on lower Ludlow Street is burning up as we speak. The smell and taste of charred wood is certainly palpable. Several battalions of first responders are currently working to extinguish the smoldering fire. From what we hear, the fire started in the back of the building on the ground level […]

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Former Dark Room Bartender/DJ Looking to Open New Venture at Troublesome Ludlow Street Location

Posted March 8, 2016 at 5:12 am

The Dark Room officially kicked the bucket at the beginning of February, thus capping a twelve-year run for the sub-level nightclub. However, now one of its former bartenders is looking to make something happen here. One Lori Coleman (pka Ludlow St. Associates LLC) is the untested applicant of record who will appear before Community Board […]

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‘Ludlow Coffee Supply’ (and Barbershop) Now Serving on Ludlow Street

Posted March 8, 2016 at 5:00 am

It’s opening week, and mixed messaging is prevalent at the new Ludlow Coffee Supply. A quick glance at 176 Ludlow Street might give the wrong impression that the dearly departed Pink Pony is still operational. Indeed, Sweet Chick owner and manager John Seymour and Kyle Martin respectively decided to retain the restaurant’s branded window leafing. […]

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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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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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