151 Ludlow Street

Drilling in Rear Yard of 151 Ludlow Street Worries Neighbors

Posted July 28, 2017 at 5:02 am

One month after 151-153 Ludlow Street changed hands in a $15.5 million transaction, all signs are pointing to potential property redevelopment. Drilling in the rear yard was enough to raise the antennae of neighbors worried about the future here. Two contractors were spotted in the backyard of 151 Ludlow Street with a makeshift rig to, […]

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Neighbors Are Concerned about Health of Richie Chang, the ‘Mayor’ of Ludlow Street

Last modified July 6, 2017 at 9:28 am

Richie Chang, the so-called mayor of Ludlow Street, was admitted to the hospital last week, several concerned residents tell us. His condition is not immediately clear, but we are told that his health has been failing recently. At 68, Chang has lived his entire life on the block of Ludlow Street between Rivington and Stanton. […]

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Rivington House Co-Owner Picks up Pair of Ludlow Tenements for $15.5M

Posted June 22, 2017 at 5:11 am

Last week, we learned that the corner tenement at 101 Stanton Street (at Ludlow) changed hands for $12.9 million. It was sold by Arwen Properties/Luthien Group to a small consortium of real estate firms. Now, it appears the company simultaneously cashed out the two adjacent properties on Ludlow Street, too. While prior rumors of sale proved […]

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‘The Only Living Boy in New York’ is Back on the Lower East Side Today

Posted November 4, 2016 at 5:13 am

The Only Living Boy in New York is smitten by the Lower East Side. Again. The feature film returns to the area today for more filming activities, just a couple weeks after the last jaunt. As before, it’ll focus in Hell Square. The production previously quartered at Ludlow Street, where the crew spent a week […]

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Dana Foley and Andrea Linett Open Holiday Vintage Pop-up at 151 Ludlow Street

Posted November 4, 2016 at 5:08 am

Boutique proprietor Dana Foley returned to Hell Square this week. The onetime co-owner of Foley + Corinna on Stanton Street just opened her latest operation around the corner. She teamed up with former founding creative director of Lucky Magazine (and Lower East Side denizen) Andrea Linett for a temporary holiday pop-up shop at 151 Ludlow Street. It’s […]

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‘The Only Living Boy in New York’ is Obsessed with the LES

Posted October 6, 2016 at 5:17 am

The Only Living Boy in New York is apparently obsessed with the Lower East Side. No, not the Simon & Garfunkel song. Rather, the new Pierce Brosnan movie currently in production (from which it was inspired), and parked in and around Hell Square all week. Mainly at 151 Ludlow Street. The Marc Webb-directed film will […]

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Capturing the ‘Inutilious Retailer’ Before the Ludlow Store Shutters and the Building is Upscaled

Posted July 29, 2016 at 5:18 am

It’s last call for the Ludlow Street store that sold nothing. The Inutilious Retailer at 151 Ludlow Street – where people can take anything from the store but must create replacement art to swap – is closing on Sunday. Photographer Nick McManus captured a few images from the final days and sent them along. Here’s one. […]

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Reader Report: 151-153 Ludlow Changes Hands, Fate of Stores Hangs in the Balance

Posted July 25, 2016 at 5:11 am

We spoke too soon. Local fans of free art might be sad to learn that the Inutlious Retailer won’t survive the summer. The fundraiser kickstarted earlier this month to help will rent was for naught. British photographer Adrian Wilson, the shop’s owner, explained in an email that his lease on 151 Ludlow Street terminates on […]

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Go Pokémon Somewhere Else, Says Ludlow Street Retailer

Posted July 13, 2016 at 5:16 am

The Inutilius Retailer on Ludlow Street wants you to know that Pokémon Go is not welcome in the store. On the block, too, for that matter. Never one to mince words, owner Adrian Wilson attached this sign in his windows yesterday afternoon as a response to the flood of iZombies searching for Pokémon around Hell […]

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Still with Nothing to Sell, Popular ‘Inutilious Retailer’ Seeks Donations to Stay Afloat

Posted June 21, 2016 at 5:19 am

Not surprisingly, a store with nothing for sale is tough on the bottom line. Nevertheless, the Inutlious Retailer soldiers on, forever beckoning customers to the Lower East Side for (bartered) free art. Now its owner, Adrian Wilson, seeks monetary assistance to stay afloat for at least the next six months. Wilson signed a lease at […]

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