172 Ludlow Street

Van Leeuwen’s Ludlow Street Ice Cream Shop is Now Open

Posted October 13, 2017 at 9:36 am

More artisanal, Instagram-ready ice cream is now for sale on Ludlow Street, swapping strings for cones. Indeed, Brooklyn-based Van Leeuwen debuted at 172 Ludlow last Saturday, taking the place of the onetime stalwart Ludlow Guitars. Until now, the space had been a dormancy in the wake of their relocation to the South Street Seaport. In […]

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‘Van Leeuwen’ to Open LES Artisanal Ice Cream Shop on Ludlow Street Next Month

Posted September 21, 2017 at 5:00 am

It’s been over a year since the music died at 172 Ludlow Street. That’s when Ludlow Guitars decamped from the Lower East Side after spending seventeen years on the block. Now its former Hell Square headquarters – where the business had moved in 2010 – is to become a trendy ice cream parlor. Artisanal ice […]

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In Which a Hell Square Egg Toss Turns Violent

Posted August 26, 2016 at 5:17 am

There is a sense among some that Hell Square is regressing to its former violent self after a brief period of baby-step progress. No more, claim neighbors in the DMZ. Case in point was a rowdy incident this past Monday night (late) involving a crew of revelers outside the Hotel Indigo. A tipster tells us that […]

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For the First Time in 17 Years, Ludlow Street is Now Without its Guitar Shop

Posted July 19, 2016 at 5:18 am

The so-called “guitar store for the ages” is no longer for the Lower East Side. And one less local place to pick up a replacement for that popped E string. Ludlow Guitars, a mainstay on its namesake street for seventeen years, called it quits after business yesterday. The farewell was expected, though, as the official […]

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Ludlow Guitars is Moving to Brooklyn After 17 Years on Ludlow Street; Cites Changing Neighborhood and Rents

Posted July 5, 2016 at 5:00 am

In case you needed further proof that the Lower East Side music scene is dead, look no further than Ludlow Street. Soulless. And now this. The eponymous Ludlow Guitars is calling it quits after seventeen years on the block. Computer printouts in the windows serve as announcements of the imminent closure. The vintage guitar shop […]

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Ludlow Guitars Robbed Early Yesterday Morning

Last modified March 28, 2017 at 11:30 pm

Neighborhood musical mainstay Ludlow Guitars was robbed early yesterday morning.

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Lola Faturoti Pop-Up This Weekend at 164 Ludlow

Posted December 16, 2010 at 6:07 am

With 164 Ludlow now vacant after the departure of Ludlow Guitars, why not whore it out to some pop-up action?

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Ludlow Guitars Hopes to Move Old Doors to 172 Ludlow

Posted December 15, 2010 at 6:08 am

Ludlow Guitars is now nice and comfortable inside 172 Ludlow Street. But what of their kickass signage?

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Ludlow Guitars Opening at New 172 Ludlow Location Today

Posted November 2, 2010 at 7:33 am

As expected, Ludlow Guitars has finally initiated its move to the former Marmalade space at 172 Ludlow Street, three doors up from its longtime HQ.  The music should begin again sometime today, when the shop is expected to reopen.

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