Ludlow Street

LES Dwellers on Rivington St., Photo: NY Post

New York Post Brands LES Dwellers as ‘Party Killers of the Lower East Side’

Posted February 25, 2015 at 8:00 am

Whether owner of the rowdy bar or simply the neighbor upstairs, think what you will of the LES Dwellers. Bottom line is, though, that this grassroots block association has grown fairly powerful (nay, prominent) in its first few years. Those who have taken advantage of the system, including members of Community Board 3 (i.e. David […]

Filed Under

maybelline-hell-square

Maybelline is Filming a Commercial in Hell Square Today

Posted February 24, 2015 at 10:10 am

Guess that urine-soaked grime of Hell Square is appealing enough to Maybelline to help sell cosmetics and such. The makeup brand is to occupy the embattled area later today to shoot a commercial. The area is cordoned off with the requisite traffic cones and filming signs. Is the latest foundation line called “vomit crust”?

Filed Under

hotel-chantelle-art

California Man Nabbed for String of Recent Larcenies on Ludlow Street

Posted February 24, 2015 at 5:00 am

A man connected to a string of local larcenies of late was apprehended by the 7th Precinct early Sunday morning, and later put under arrest. The unidentified California crook was nabbed after allegedly hitting Libation on Saturday evening. That job followed a week after reportedly robbing personal items from patrons at SakaMai, Hotel Chantelle, and […]

Filed Under

gallery-living-room-ludlow

Champagne Progeny Taittinger Opening Art Gallery at the Former Living Room on Ludlow

Last modified February 23, 2015 at 8:54 am

The old Living Room is now an art room. Indeed, identity of the gallery replacement at 154 Ludlow Street is now public. Having been vacant for some two years, the ground level will soon welcome Richard Taittinger Gallery. Plywood shed and its curbside dumpster remain in place for the time being, though. According to the […]

Filed Under

Art
Matthew Silver, the 2014 Mr. Lower East Side

Seeking Bigger Space, the ‘Mr. Lower East Side Pageant’ Relocates to Brooklyn

Posted February 17, 2015 at 5:05 am

In an unfortunate but not altogether surprising twist, the Mr. Lower East Side Pageant will no longer be held in its namesake neighborhood. At least for this 16th iteration of the show. To Brooklyn it goes like everything else of eclectic nature these days. The show’s organizer, elf-ear-wearing Reverend Jen Miller, intimates that the name […]

Filed Under

pink-pony-2014-1

Why the Pink Pony Space on Ludlow Street Will Have Trouble Attracting Another Restaurant

Posted February 11, 2015 at 10:00 am

If you can believe it, we’re already two years removed from Pink Pony’s unfortunate demise. The beloved restaurant on upper Ludlow Street shuttered in February 2013 when landlord Arwen Properties issued a $6,000 rent hike to an ubearable $20,000 sum. It’s still a vacancy. Since then, 176 Ludlow has been peddled on the rental market without much […]

Filed Under

tribunali-gone-2

Former Via Tribunali Space Now Renting for $12K and Key Money

Posted January 27, 2015 at 8:00 am

Barely two months in the grave, the old Via Tribunali space in Hell Square is already be shopped around for new occupants. Several real estate listings have trickled through the faucet of Craigslist. From the look of it, the 800 square-foot ground-level space at 122 Ludlow is going for a pretty penny. We came across […]

Filed Under

ludlow-1995

Visiting the Funky Ludlow Street Landscape of 1995 [VIDEO]

Last modified January 23, 2015 at 9:42 am

Let’s take a stroll down Ludlow Street circa 1995… The following snippet of footage is a glimpse of Ludlow Street “on the corner of East Houston and Katz’s Delicatessen” as filmed by Corey Shaff (narrated by Ronnie DeMonarco). “Planet Ludlow,” as it’s called, is essentially a four-minute tour of the block and its stock of […]

Filed Under

living-room-plywood-1

Gallery Conversion Underway for Old Living Room Space on Ludlow Street

Posted January 23, 2015 at 5:12 am

The former Living Room space is amidst conversion to a dry use. After the failed bid by exiled drag bar Lucky Cheng’s to take 154 Ludlow Street, the Hell Square address is now forsaking nightlife altogether. Construction has already begun on the artsy replacement; a plywood shed and curbside dumpster are now part of the […]

Filed Under

dennis-rosen-sla

SLA Chairman Dennis Rosen Jumps Ship to Become Medicaid Inspector General Under Gov. Cuomo

Last modified January 22, 2015 at 11:19 am

Just when the neighborhood began to develop a true rapport, the proverbial rug is pulled out. Currently in his second term, Governor Cuomo has been busy bolstering his ranks. Last week saw a third round of appointments to various state jobs and committee posts. According to a report in the New York Times, it appears […]

Filed Under