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AntiCon: Lower East Side Opposition to SantaCon Hits Mainstream News

Posted December 13, 2013 at 9:29 am

SantaCon is tomorrow, in case you needed the reminder. Stock up on provisions because you won’t be able to leave the house. Those anti-SantaCon signs (what we dubbed “AntiCon”) produced by the LES Dwellers community group went totally viral after we posted about it earlier this week. The snowballed media coverage eventually hit the mainstream […]

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Sebastian LC is taking over more of 81 Ludlow

Sebastian LC Expansion Underway at 81 Ludlow Street

Posted December 12, 2013 at 6:02 am

Four years into operations as Sebastian LC, and owner Kouger Ahmed is ready to expand into the enormous adjacent space. The store on 81 Ludlow (aka 246 Broome), previously occupied by wholesaler Jin Lin Trading Corp, is to house the addition. This alteration to the method of operation was cautiously approved in August by Community […]

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AntiCon: The Street Campaign Against SantaCon Arrives in Hell Square

Posted December 10, 2013 at 5:23 am

Batten down the hatches, folks, as SantaCon is mere days from happening. Four, to be exact. And the LES Dwellers are already on the streets pushing the message of opposition. Rather blunt “AntiCon” flyers (seen above) now dot the Hell Square streetscape, and contain three slogans: Alcohol-soaked father Christmas-themed flash mob not welcome here. Take […]

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Klughaus Gallery Teams with Max Fish for Art Basel Pop-Up in Miami

Posted November 29, 2013 at 6:49 am

Six feet under for nearly six months, Max Fish is resurfacing in Miami Beach next week. Well, sort of. Former Monroe Street gallery Klughaus is headed to Miami for Art Basel, and joined forces with Max Fish and DKNY to bring the soul of the bar (or what’s left of it) to the beach. Artists […]

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‘Person of Interest’ to Film at Libation Today

Posted November 26, 2013 at 10:03 am

CBS producers have a collective hard-on for the Lower East Side. Indeed, not a season goes by without crime drama Person of Interest filming in the neighborhood. Today’s shoot is on Ludlow Street in Hell Square, the second such production in as many days for this beleaguered area. And it appears as though the scene will […]

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From Hell to Beasties: Petition Underway to Co-name Ludlow and Rivington ‘Beastie Boys Square’

Posted November 22, 2013 at 6:04 am

It appears a new campaign is underway to officially demarcate the intersection of Ludlow and Rivington as “Beastie Boys Square.” No joke. After all, 99 Rivington Street – currently Wolfnights eatery – starred as album cover for the pioneering trio’s second record, Paul’s Boutique. The movement began online in September by Brooklyn native LeRoy McCarthy, […]

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Owners of ‘Foundation’ Still Vying to Take Over Motor City Bar Space on Ludlow Street

Posted November 19, 2013 at 6:06 am

The Motor City Bar has been dead five months, thanks to the landlord refusing a lease renewal. It’s now rolling over in its grave… Principals of the three-year-old Foundation around the corner on Essex Street are the hopefuls behind the Motor City Bar replacement. Community Board 3 first heard the case for 127 Ludlow Street (“JMDR”) […]

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Nick Walker’s ‘Heart Vandal’ Mural on Ludlow is Vandalized Yet Again

Posted November 11, 2013 at 6:11 am

Here we go again. The year-old Nick Walker “Heart Vandal” stencil on the Ludlow facade of The DL has been targeted and desecrated yet again. This latest graffiti attack against the Bristol-based street artist comes after an incident-free period of four months. What began earlier this week as an addition of silver-colored gesture lines graduated […]

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Shuttered Living Room, October 2013

The Living Room Packs Up Its Venue After 10 Years on Ludlow Street

Posted November 1, 2013 at 10:22 am

It’s a reality, people. The Living Room is no longer part of the dying Ludlow Street musical landscape. Co-owners Jennifer Gilson and Steve Rosenthal packed up the venue after more than a decade at this location. The storefront is now without identity. After news broke in December of last year, the venue would survive for […]

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Haunted History: Another Account of the Spirits of 139 Ludlow St, Future Ludlow House

Posted October 31, 2013 at 10:19 am

Turns out we aren’t the only ones who experienced the haunting of 139-141 Ludlow Street, the former Nieberg and Sons Funeral Home. After exposing the possible supernatural presence at the future Soho House, a bunch of readers wrote in to share similar testimony about the morgue spirits here. Here’s another account: I have had a […]

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