Ludlow Street


Public Parking Garage Opens in the Orchard Hell Building Today

Posted July 23, 2015 at 5:10 am

Ten years of construction and headaches are beginning to culminate at the Orchard Hell Bullding. Now an Indigo Hotel, the 23-story eyesore is adding more parking options to the Hell Square streetscape. Its 24-hour public parking garage (aka “Hell Lot”) opens today, and is the first part of the project to officially open. That feat […]

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Taquitoria on Ludlow Street Now Pimping Booze

Posted July 17, 2015 at 5:10 am

In which Hell Square gets a little more saturated… Word just came down the pike that Taquitoria, the teensy two-year-old taco stand at 168A Ludlow Street, just obtained its beer-wine license from the State Liquor Authority. That means patrons can now – as of today – drink a beverage with their snacks. Community Board 3 […]

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Gotham Court, Essex St. facade

Gotham Court on Ludlow Street is a Drunken Frat Compound that Must be Tamed

Posted July 16, 2015 at 9:23 am

Last month, we learned that the Gotham Court complex in Hell Square (152 Ludlow/149-151 Essex) changed hands for the second time in as many years. Four Winds Real Estate flipped the pair of conjoined buildings for $29.1 million, pocketing $10 million in profits on their initial investment. Hubb NYC is the new owner of record. […]

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Incaze Jewelry Boutique Shutters After 3 Years on Ludlow Street

Posted July 13, 2015 at 5:10 am

The case of Incaze is closed. Incaze Jewelry on Ludlow Street is a goner, having departed Hell Square a few weeks ago. The store itself is now vacant with naught but its furnishings in place. The smallish accessory boutique opened at 159 Ludlow back in September 2012, and replaced the J.D. Fiske offshoot of Dolce Vita. […]

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Alexander Olch is Constructing a New Movie Theater for the Arts on Lower Ludlow Street

Last modified July 8, 2015 at 7:38 am

It’s a dead zone of sorts; quite literally. Situated beside a Chinese funeral home, the backside of the vacant Loew’s Canal Street Theatre, scant lighting, and shuttered distributors, Ludlow Street just north of Canal is a relatively quiet nook unto itself. But not for long. In due course, a functioning movie theater will again return […]

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Chad Marlow vs. Gigi Li for CB3 Chair, June 2014

5 Questions with Chad Marlow on the Innerworkings and Alleged Corruption of CB3 [INTERVIEW]

Posted July 7, 2015 at 9:22 am

After publishing the second installment of Erin Harvey’s op-ed examining the relationship between Sheldon Silver and Community Board 3, we thought it prudent to field a response from Gigi Li’s opponent in the 2014 chairperson election, board member Chad Marlow. Below are some choice excerpts from our interview. Bowery Boogie: Harvey’s piece opines that former […]

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‘SET’ Launches in Former Motor City Bar Space on Ludlow Street

Posted July 2, 2015 at 5:10 am

SET L.E.S. officially opens tonight on Ludlow Street removing nearly all traces of the Motor City Bar. It had been in soft-launch for the last week. That wooden door with its lug-wrench handle is the only remnant of the beloved rock bar, now two years in the grave. The Hell Square newcomer, which bears an […]

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Four Winds Flips Gotham Court on Ludlow Street for $29.1M

Posted June 23, 2015 at 5:10 am

Real estate speculation shows little sign of slowing within the confines of Hell Square. But in particular, the residential complex of Gotham Court on Ludlow Street (and Essex). This property just changed hands (again) for the second time in as many years. Four Winds Real Estate, in partnership with Jonis Realty and investor Martin Newman, […]

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Pianos Instates Noise Control Program Due to Heightened Pressure from Hell Square Residents

Last modified June 22, 2015 at 8:20 am

Pianos on Ludlow Street is one of the busiest nightlife venues in Hell Square. A favorite of college kids, recent grads, and B&T alike, its queues almost always snake out of control during peak weekends hours. Usually a shitshow. The forum for complaint is oftentimes the 7th Precinct Community Council, but resolution is mostly out […]

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Ludlow and Rivington in late 1980s, Photo: Larry Morales

Revisiting ‘Paul’s Boutique’ at Ludlow and Rivington, Circa 1980s

Posted June 19, 2015 at 9:26 am

Here now, a couple photos of what LeRoy McCarthy would’ve called “Beastie Boys Square.” These images of Ludlow and Rivington Streets come courtesy of Boogie reader Larry Morales. Seen clearly in the background of both images is Lee’s Sportswear, the world famous apparel store that graced the cover of Paul’s Boutique in 1989. It was a […]

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