154 Ludlow Street

The Living Room on Ludlow, January 2013

Bid Farewell to the Living Room, Closing Tonight After 2 Decades on the Scene

Posted December 21, 2015 at 5:10 am

The end of the month is nigh. And for the Living Room, that means the end of the road. The conclusion of business operations. For good. Tonight is the last night of programming, in which there will be “singin’ and playin’ all night long by Living Room regulars.” The Living Room – a stalwart of […]

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The Living Room Closing at the End of December After a Year Outside the Lower East Side

Posted December 9, 2015 at 5:00 am

The Living Room is closing down for good at the end of the month. Co-owners Jennifer Gilson and Steve Rosenthal announced the news yesterday afternoon, but did not elaborate on the reasons. One could only surmise that it’s rent related. Or, some might say that, after the move to Brooklyn, the business was never quite […]

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Champagne Progeny Taittinger Opening Art Gallery at the Former Living Room on Ludlow

Last modified February 23, 2015 at 8:54 am

The old Living Room is now an art room. Indeed, identity of the gallery replacement at 154 Ludlow Street is now public. Having been vacant for some two years, the ground level will soon welcome Richard Taittinger Gallery. Plywood shed and its curbside dumpster remain in place for the time being, though. According to the […]

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Gallery Conversion Underway for Old Living Room Space on Ludlow Street

Posted January 23, 2015 at 5:12 am

The former Living Room space is amidst conversion to a dry use. After the failed bid by exiled drag bar Lucky Cheng’s to take 154 Ludlow Street, the Hell Square address is now forsaking nightlife altogether. Construction has already begun on the artsy replacement; a plywood shed and curbside dumpster are now part of the […]

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Lucky Cheng’s Outta Luck in Scoring 154 Ludlow Street

Posted November 12, 2014 at 9:19 am

That red line through Lucky Cheng’s on the Community Board 3 agenda is permanent. Apparently the drag bar is no longer in the running for 154 Ludlow Street, which has been vacant since the Living Room vacated the premises last year. The landlord reportedly backed down from the deal at the last minute. General Manager Richard […]

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Lucky Cheng’s Might Take Over the Former Living Room Space on Ludlow

Posted October 30, 2014 at 5:21 am

It’s been a rough few months (nay, years), but looks like Lucky Cheng’s is making a solid comeback. The cabaret – popular for bachelorette parties – had relocated to Times Square from its longtime First Avenue perch back in 2012. It was never quite the same. Two years later, owner Hayne Suthon passed away of breast […]

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The Living Room to Reopen in New Williamsburg Space Just in Time for CMJ

Posted October 14, 2014 at 6:09 am

With CMJ music festival just a week out, the Living Room sure picked an appropriate time to return. Its new home is not on the Lower East Side, though. As previously reported, the beloved venue – a sixteen-year neighborhood veteran – was forced from 154 Ludlow Street last year, only to settle across the river. […]

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The Living Room is Relocating to Williamsburg

Posted February 7, 2014 at 12:51 pm

It’s a sad, but true, state of affairs when Lower East Side institutions continue to shutter, and cross the river into Brooklyn. The Living Room, which spent sixteen years in the neighborhood gave up and is doing the same. It’s currently applying to open inside 134 Metropolitan Avenue in Williamsburg. Last night, Community Board 1’s […]

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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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The Living Room Says Goodbye to Ludlow Street After 10 Years

Posted October 28, 2013 at 5:06 am

As of this weekend, it’s load out for “New York City’s best acoustic listening room.” The current incarnation of the Living Room, here at 154 Ludlow for a decade, is now finished. Curtains. The Living Room bid farewell (for now) with appropriate celebration. No overplayed fanfare or gala, just a stacked list of performers and […]

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