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Colfax & Bale Wraps Up Sales on Ludlow Street After Less Than 2 Years

Posted January 19, 2016 at 5:11 am

Lots more fashion flight to report in Hell Square. Now it’s Colfax & Bale that’s gone bust. The urban-wear boutique at 174 Ludlow Street shuttered within the last week. We’re told that the lease expired on January 15, and the landlord “would not renew the lease.” The shop was another in a long line of […]

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Here’s Your First Look at the New Ludlow House Rooftop [PHOTOS]

Posted January 8, 2016 at 5:00 am

​The exterior renderings of the forthcoming Ludlow House have finally come to life. Behold, the new rooftop “conservatory” atop 139 Ludlow Street, the second Soho House location in Manhattan. A Boogie reader sends us these compelling images which show the extent of the building modifications here. An additional floor capped with triangular glass enclosure. Two […]

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36 Ludlow Street is an Illicit After-Hours Speakeasy, Neighbors Allege

Last modified January 20, 2016 at 10:32 pm

The narrow shop at 36 Ludlow Street is an unlikely place for an illicit after-hours club, but that’s precisely what neighbors claim is happening. Heretofore a dusty dumping ground, the former Chinese food distributor (Kong Yik Co) had become somewhat of a storage bin in recent years. Not until last spring did real movement kickstart […]

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Ludlow Street’s Metrograph Theater is on Target for February Debut

Posted December 22, 2015 at 5:12 am

The much-anticipated Metrograph theater just announced its opening date. Owner Alexander Olch pushed back the inauguration another month to Friday February 19, 2016. This, according to a holiday greeting from the official Twitter account. It was early summer when eponymous boutique owner Alexander Olch embarked on this cinematic journey to convert the old warehouse at […]

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Bid Farewell to the Living Room, Closing Tonight After 2 Decades on the Scene

Posted December 21, 2015 at 5:10 am

The end of the month is nigh. And for the Living Room, that means the end of the road. The conclusion of business operations. For good. Tonight is the last night of programming, in which there will be “singin’ and playin’ all night long by Living Room regulars.” The Living Room – a stalwart of […]

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Hotel Chantelle HQ on Ludlow Street is up for Sale

Posted December 16, 2015 at 5:17 am

The stout mid-block warehouse building that houses Hotel Chantelle is now up for grabs. It appears the landlord (Margie Salstein, per public record) placed the property on the market, and is currently fielding offers. Capitalizing on Essex Crossing while still in its infancy. The real estate listing does not show a price tag, but think […]

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Nix the Crawl: The DL No Longer Hosting SantaCon, LES Dwellers Steps Up Opposition Campaign [UPDATED]

Last modified December 10, 2015 at 2:46 pm

SantaCon is coming in two days, whether you like it or not. So, get ready. The bar crawl (with Costume Jim Glaser purportedly at the helm) kicks off in Williamsburg and will eventually make its way to the East Village. But first, there will be a stop at the scourge of a club, The DL […]

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Indigo vs Purple: Controversy Between Adam Purple and Gerber Group’s ‘Mr. Purple’ Deepens

Posted December 9, 2015 at 9:28 am

How do you try to course-correct a distorted history of the neighborhood? Many people on the Lower East Side are trying to do just that. The recent opening of the Hotel Indigo bar on Ludlow Street, Mr. Purple, created quite the controversy last month thanks to its choice of inspiration. To recap, the new fifteenth-floor hangout […]

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The Living Room Closing at the End of December After a Year Outside the Lower East Side

Posted December 9, 2015 at 5:00 am

The Living Room is closing down for good at the end of the month. Co-owners Jennifer Gilson and Steve Rosenthal announced the news yesterday afternoon, but did not elaborate on the reasons. One could only surmise that it’s rent related. Or, some might say that, after the move to Brooklyn, the business was never quite […]

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Electeds Demand SantaCon Adopt ‘Good-Neighbor Principles’

Posted December 8, 2015 at 5:12 am

​For the third year running, a coalition of lawmakers has united to fight the scourge of SantaCon. Yesterday afternoon, State Senator Brad Hoylman, along with City Comptroller Scott Stringer, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, State Senators Adriano Espaillat, Liz Krueger and Daniel Squadron, Assembly Members Deborah Glick, Richard Gottfried and Linda Rosenthal, and Councilmembers Daniel […]

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