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Meet 5 of the Bodega Cats Defending Ludlow Street [PHOTOS]

Last modified July 21, 2014 at 12:44 pm

One of the greatest parts about being in the city with someone who WAS of legal age to drink was what we dubbed “The Deli Tour.” This form of partying involved sending an adult emissary into a bodega, where that person would purchase the appropriate number of beers in brown bags, always with a straw. […]

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Would You Recognize a Family Member if They Were Homeless on the Street? [VIDEO]

Posted May 6, 2014 at 10:17 am

Have you ever thought about what it might be like to see a family member or a dear friend homeless on the streets of New York City? What would you do? Would you keep on walking? Or would you stop and lend a hand? The New York City Rescue Mission (90 Lafayette Street) recently conducted […]

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Recap: Con Artist Celebrates 4 Years on Ludlow Street

Posted April 29, 2014 at 10:16 am

When the Con Artist Collective debuted in 2010, its mission was simple yet ambitious. Co-working space for Lower East Side artists at a reasonable price point. The office – a cramped and dank dungeon at 119 Ludlow. Four years later, the creative company is bursting at the seems, with over 250 members and a brand-spankin-new storefront […]

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The Infamous ‘Rat Castle’ at 179 Ludlow Street Has Been Reactivated

Last modified April 29, 2014 at 8:23 am

These days it seems like the old guard of long-stalled construction eyesores around the neighborhood are all coming back to life. Like the infamous rat castle at 179 Ludlow Street, rotting away before our very eyes since 2006. The leasing banner affixed to the sidewalk bridge last year was but one clue. Work on the […]

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Own a Piece of the Ludlow Residence Eyesore for $220K

Posted April 23, 2014 at 6:00 am

Has it really been two years since our last post about the Ludlow Residence dorm at 101 Ludlow? Okay, onward. If you fancy a piece of the beige penitentiary, the opportune moment has arrived. The narrow, 800 square-foot commercial unit near the dorm entrance – currently home to the Hummus Shop – is now on […]

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Catch What’s Left of Motor City Bar on Ludlow Street Before It’s Replaced

Last modified April 17, 2014 at 7:47 am

The dearly departed Motor City Bar shuffled off this mortal coil on the final day of June last summer. It was an epic sendoff party that lasted a week, and included plenty of cheap beer and live music. A good portion of the space was stripped immediately after the demise, but silence quickly took hold […]

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Sean MacPherson’s Ludlow Hotel to Offer ‘Rockstar’ Suite and ‘Skybox Loft’

Last modified April 16, 2014 at 12:31 pm

Now in its final lap, the BD Hotels crew is starting to drip even more details about its latest Ludlow Hotel project. The Ludlow. Most of what we knew about this place until now focused on the incoming restaurant – the latest from the Torrisi team called Dirty French, which opens this summer and will […]

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Report: Spitzer’s Corner Sets Up Sidewalk Cafe on Ludlow Without DCA License

Last modified April 14, 2014 at 12:25 pm

Some vocal residents in Hell Square noted yesterday that Spitzer’s Corner is now operating a sidewalk cafe outside 101 Rivington Street. Four tables were positioned at the southernmost garage-door window on Ludlow Street. Ordinarily this might not be an issue, but there is no permit currently on file with the Department of Consumer Affairs, and a […]

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Sweet Chick Will Open LES Location at 178 Ludlow on May 7

Posted April 10, 2014 at 6:05 am

Here’s some news that residents and neighbors of 178 Ludlow won’t be too happy about. Brooklyn-based Sweet Chick has pegged an opening date for its Lower East Side location. This second outpost will start slinging chicken and waffles, and other Southern comfort beginning May 7. Weekend brunch starts on May 9, with weekday brunch following […]

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Questioning the Rent History at 143 Ludlow; 2 More Longtime Tenants Evicted

Posted April 8, 2014 at 9:30 am

That slap on the wrist naturally didn’t do much to deter the illegal luxury conversion at 143 Ludlow Street. You’ll recall that building owner (and Lower East Side BID board member) Samy Mahfar, amongst other alleged transgressions, constructed a rooftop addition against city code. His actions were widely reported in the hyperlocal media. The now-seven-story […]

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