Ludlow Street


Scenes from Saturday’s Rooftop Fire at 1 Ludlow Street [PHOTOS]

Posted June 28, 2016 at 5:16 am

Herewith, some photos from Saturday’s rooftop fire at 1 Ludlow Street. The unique structure at this corner – located at the three points of Division, Canal, and Ludlow Streets – caught fire but was quickly extinguished by an armada of first responders. Word on the street is that the flames may have sparked due to a […]

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Still with Nothing to Sell, Popular ‘Inutilious Retailer’ Seeks Donations to Stay Afloat

Posted June 21, 2016 at 5:19 am

Not surprisingly, a store with nothing for sale is tough on the bottom line. Nevertheless, the Inutlious Retailer soldiers on, forever beckoning customers to the Lower East Side for (bartered) free art. Now its owner, Adrian Wilson, seeks monetary assistance to stay afloat for at least the next six months. Wilson signed a lease at […]

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Brooklyn Artist RAE Installs New Sculptures Behind Glass Case on Ludlow Street

Posted June 21, 2016 at 5:10 am

Brooklyn-based street artist RAE upped the ante last week with a new Lower East Side piece. This installation is, in fact, protected from the elements. The artist-sculptor embedded two of his robot-looking creatures in the well-weathered Ludlow Street facade of the dormant Loews Canal movie theater. Both are enclosed behind a fancy glass case imported for […]

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Report: Perp Arrested for Gramercy Sexual Assault Had Been Heavily Drinking at The DL

Last modified June 11, 2016 at 10:13 am

Last week, a man named Frankie Simmons, 25, attacked a 30-year-old woman on East 18th Street near 1st Avenue, put her in a choke-hold, and dragged her to the ground. The victim tried to fight back, but was beaten unconscious and with a fractured eye socket. It all went down at around 2:20am. Simmons had […]

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Purchase Actual Shit Paintings at Hanksy’s ‘Dump Trump’ Pop-Up Tomorrow

Posted June 3, 2016 at 5:16 am

Hanksy is taking the “Dump Trump” protest mantra a step further tomorrow with a one-day-only pop-up shop on Ludlow Street. The polarizing street artist is teaming up with a brigade of canines to produce some artwork of the fecal variety. The tongue-in-cheek press release explains the art available at the temporary shop. With all the […]

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Guy with Baseball Bat Threatens Bouncer at Pianos on Ludlow Street [VIDEO]

Posted June 3, 2016 at 5:15 am

It’s no secret that bad actors in the local nightlife game tend to attract violence. That much was made crystal clear the last couple months with the rash of local stabbings (and brawl). And here’s another example of Hell Square in its prime. On Wednesday evening, just past midnight, a man wielding a baseball bat was […]

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Sidelined by Fire, Ludlow Street Funeral Home Begins Road to Resurrection

Posted May 25, 2016 at 9:38 am

Two months after a fire sidelined the Boe Fook Funeral Home on lower Ludlow Street, the rebuilding process has begun. Late in the evening of March 14 a fire sparked on the ground floor of the establishment. It’s believed that the cause of the blaze was a ceremonial fireplace used for burning paper inscribed with […]

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4th Street between Avenues A and B, Photo: Clayton Patterson

Clayton’s Corner: The 1980s, Lest We Forget [PHOTOS]

Posted May 24, 2016 at 9:26 am

The 1980s, lest we forget… On the one hand we tend to over-romanticize how wonderful the old Lower East Side was. Fact is, it was dangerous, dirty, and often with poor living conditions. There was a blur between the good guys and bad guys; a number of cops were as deeply involved in the illegal […]

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Soho House Opens its LES ‘Ludlow House’ Today at Noon

Posted May 23, 2016 at 5:11 am

Word on the street is that Soho House will open its Ludlow Street branch today at noon. New members will gain access to the premises at that time. The inaugural had been pushed back from a target earlier this month. Good luck. The debut of Ludlow House comes after a final construction push over the […]

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Rumor: Soho House Acquires Comfort Inn at 136 Ludlow for $16M

Posted May 19, 2016 at 5:00 am

Soho House is making a huge splash on the Lower East Side. The high-end members only club muscled its way onto Ludlow Street, purchased the former Nieberg Funeral Home (#139), then made sure it wasn’t landmarked by the city. Current plans are to open the swanky spot – named Ludlow House – by the end […]

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