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Metrograph Theater Ticketing Goes Live Today Ahead of Friday Opening

Posted February 29, 2016 at 5:12 am

Extra, extra. Read all about it. Metrograph Theater on Ludlow Street is but a few days from debut. After a few weeks of private previews, curtains will rise on Friday. Ticketing for the new duplex arthouse – the vision of local boutique owner Alexander Olch – goes live today. The first movies to play here […]

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‘Quality Eats’ Angling for Ludlow Street Expansion at Former 100 Montaditos Space

Posted February 25, 2016 at 4:45 am

When 100 Montaditos went down like a lead balloon after a paltry three months on the block, the franchise owner at 177 Ludlow Street (Mini Hospitality) promised to hold onto the space and return as an “upscale concept.” That never happened, and the real estate remained warehoused as a vacancy by owner Samy Mahfar for over […]

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Just How Bar Saturated is the Lower East Side? [MAPS]

Last modified February 23, 2016 at 6:27 pm

​The Lower East Side – Hell Square in particular – is notorious for its sheer volume of liquor licenses. The nine square-blocks of real estate are almost impossible to navigate on weekend nights, let alone to live full time. This is all common knowledge. However, it’s nice to illustrate the saturation with map and statistics. Our […]

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The Dark Room to End Its 12-Year Tenure on Ludlow Street Imminently

Posted February 18, 2016 at 5:00 am

The Dark Room is going, well, dark. The nightclub stalwart is reportedly leaving Ludlow Street after a dozen years on the block. For real this time. Word on the street is that the Dark Room ownership is looking to cash out and depart 165 Ludlow for good. The news arrives just a little over a […]

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Leaving Ludlow, Lucky Cheng’s Drag Bar is Again Seeking a New Home

Posted February 16, 2016 at 5:00 am

Two items of note: Lucky Cheng’s is looking for a new home and Ariel Palitz is now a broker for Tower Brokerage. First things first. Last week, the real estate firm announced an open call to landlords and brokers to solicit interest in the twenty-three-year-old drag bar. Ownership is actively seeking a new HQ, which […]

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Ludlow Coffee Supply (and Barbershop) Announces Itself at Former Pink Pony on Ludlow Street

Posted February 8, 2016 at 5:17 am

Exactly three years dead and gone, the Pink Pony finally has its replacement – the Ludlow Coffee Supply. The roll-down security gate at 176 Ludlow Street is now branded as such with black-on-white paint. As previously reported, Sweet Chick owner and manager, John Seymour and Kyle Martin respectively, are transforming the iconic space into a […]

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Big Apple Boxes Reopens with New Name at 34 Ludlow Street

Posted January 27, 2016 at 10:13 am

​Big Apple Boxes lives, albeit with new name and location. You’ll recall that the business vacated 41 Essex Street back in August. Quietly folding. A new smoke-shop-slash-bodega opened in its stead. But Big Apple Box eventually found a new home right around the corner at 34 Ludlow Street. A much bigger location, at that. They […]

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Yes, There Really is a Barbershop-Coffee Shop Hybrid Coming to the Pink Pony Space on Ludlow

Last modified January 22, 2016 at 8:10 am

​This week we first broke news that Sweet Chick owner John Seymour had seized the iconic Pink Pony space next door at 176 Ludlow, and is transforming it into a coffee shop/barbershop hybrid. He’s teamed up with manager-partner Kyle Martin on the project, slated to debut on February 19. As previously reported, the four-table coffee […]

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Metrograph Theater on Ludlow Street to Debut with ‘Taxi Driver’ and ‘Desperately Seeking Susan’

Posted January 21, 2016 at 5:10 am

The Metrograph Theater – founded by tie purveyor Alexander Olch – is inching ever closer to opening on the Lower East Side. Even though a soft-launch is planned for February 19, it’s for private events only; the public will need to wait another few weeks for the much-anticipated Metrograph Theater. However, when the curtains rise on March […]

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Sweet Chick Principal Launching Cafe-Barbershop Combo in Former Pink Pony Space on Ludlow Street

Posted January 20, 2016 at 5:00 am

Where Pink Pony heretofore ruled, Sweet Chick will reportedly have another. Well, kind of. Celebrity Chef Julieta Ballesteros – owner of Crema on West 17th Street – briefly flirted with the idea of opening a place at 176 Ludlow Street last summer, but apparently got cold feet. Despite a fast-track beer-wine approval from Community Board […]

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