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Metrograph Theater Lifts the Curtain on The Commissary

Posted May 6, 2016 at 9:23 am

In the inimitable words of Beetlejuice, it’s showtime. The two-month-old Metrograph theater, co-founded by boutique owner Alexander Olch, finally lifted the curtain on its complementary restaurant, The Commissary. It opened for business at 7 Ludlow Street last night. Spread across both the ground floor and mezzanine, the nightlife concept is a nod to the golden age […]

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Another Prince Tribute Appears on Ludlow Street ‘7 Hours and 13 Days’ from His Death

Posted May 5, 2016 at 5:12 am

An impromptu Prince tribute appeared on Ludlow Street last night. The modest memorial – at the foot of the “Nothing Compares 2 U” mural by Adrian Wilson – was timed to coincide with the lyric of the Prince-penned track popularized by Sinead O’Connor. The opening line is, “it’s been seven hours and thirteen days since you took […]

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Watch the Shocking Brawl at The DL that Engulfed Ludlow Street [VIDEO]

Last modified May 4, 2016 at 9:32 am

​In case you really needed more evidence that The DL is a stain on the Lower East Side, peep the enclosed surveillance and eyewitness footage from a couple weeks ago. You may have heard about the violent street brawl outside 93 Ludlow Street, captured by camera on April 17, in which patrons fought with security […]

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El Luchador to Open Ludlow Street Location for Cinco de Mayo

Posted May 2, 2016 at 5:18 am

El Luchador is a few days from debuting its new Lower East Side location. The grand opening celebration is set for Cinco de Mayo this Thursday. The popular taqueria revealed the news in a Facebook post. “We will be giving out one free chicken taco per person at our new location,” the announcement notes. There […]

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Soho House Pushes Back Opening of ‘Ludlow House’ to End of Month

Posted May 2, 2016 at 5:00 am

Soho House is firing on all cylinders to complete the job on its Lower East Side outpost. There’s been a flurry of activity at 139 Ludlow Street – the Ludlow House – the last few weeks in order to reach the finish line, including sidewalk replacement, contractors pacing to and fro, and enormous curbside trash […]

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A Reinvigorated Cake Shop Tries for a Return to Its Roots

Last modified April 29, 2016 at 9:07 am

Cake Shop is boarded up. What appears catastrophic at first – yes, it looks closed – is little more than house cleaning. It’s not going anywhere. At least not yet. After several years of well-documented struggles and the crowdfunding campaigns to assist, the eleven-year-old Cake Shop on Ludlow Street is turning the page on its […]

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‘No Fun’ Nightspot on Ludlow Street Files $2M Defamation Suit Against LES Dwellers

Posted April 28, 2016 at 8:22 am

No Fun is headed to the courts to settle the score with the LES Dwellers block association. The troublesome nightclub just filed a $2 million defamation lawsuit against the rag-tag activists in Manhattan Supreme Court yesterday. The legal action claims that the Dwellers “have employed improper and illegal tactics to terrorize restaurants and bars in […]

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Prince Memorial Mural Painted in Vacant Ludlow Street Lot

Posted April 25, 2016 at 5:10 am

You saw it and you’re still in mourning. The departure of Prince, so soon after that of David Bowie, is gut wrenching. Memorials are popping up all over Manhattan, yet somewhat predictably in the Prince Street subway station. There we’ve seen the placement of “P” and “Symbol” stickers for the fictional addition of two new […]

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Quality Eats Ludlow Denied by CB3, Despite LES Dwellers Endorsement

Last modified April 19, 2016 at 8:42 am

Quality Eats tasted raw defeat last night. Community Board 3 voted, in a tiebreaker situation no less, to deny the Stillman steakhouse a full liquor license for a spinoff location at 177 Ludlow Street. Theirs was a holdover application after last month’s withdrawal. Yet, in an ironic turn of events, the restaurant applicant that the LES […]

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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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