176 Ludlow Street


Celebrity Chef Julieta Ballesteros Gambling on Problematic Pink Pony Space

Posted July 23, 2015 at 5:16 am

It’s been two-and-a-half years since Pink Pony departed the Lower East Side, but who’s counting? Since its forced closure at the hand of a $6,000 rent hike, the large restaurant space has remained dormant. Absolutely zero activity here except for the placement of numerous leasing signs in the windows and above the entrance itself. However, […]

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Why the Pink Pony Space on Ludlow Street Will Have Trouble Attracting Another Restaurant

Posted February 11, 2015 at 10:00 am

If you can believe it, we’re already two years removed from Pink Pony’s unfortunate demise. The beloved restaurant on upper Ludlow Street shuttered in February 2013 when landlord Arwen Properties issued a $6,000 rent hike to an ubearable $20,000 sum. It’s still a vacancy. Since then, 176 Ludlow has been peddled on the rental market without much […]

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Final night of Max Fish, July 2013

Op-Ed: It’s Time to Leave Max Fish in the Past

Last modified February 9, 2015 at 10:16 am

Max Fish is dead. The blogs, the press, the Lower East Side death watchers stamped the time of death at 4:00 a.m. Sunday, July 30th, 2013. The night of its final demise, Max Fish was filled to the rafters with revelers who came to pay their last respects. And across the city­­, and even in parts […]

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SLA Approves Sweet Chick for Full Liquor at Old Max Fish Spot on Ludlow

Posted March 26, 2014 at 6:03 am

For better or worse, Sweet Chick just hatched in Hell Square. The Brooklyn-based chicken-and-waffles joint scored a State Liquor Authority reconsideration, and was ultimately successful in obtaining a full liquor license yesterday afternoon. This, after the board initially denied the application for the former Max Fish space last August. The majority of residents at 176-178 […]

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Concern Grows Over Sweet Chick and Fire Hazard Exhaust System at Old Max Fish Space on Ludlow

Last modified March 13, 2014 at 7:32 am

Sweet Chick was apparently undeterred by the uncharacteristic liquor license denial (grandfathered license) back in December by the State Liquor Authority. Indeed, the kitchsy chicken-and-waffles joint still plans on opening an outpost on the Lower East Side, which would be location number two for the Brooklyn-based establishment. As previously noted, the eatery is moving into the […]

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Shuttered Pink Pony Bears Taylor Mead Memorial

Posted May 15, 2013 at 11:23 am

The mural-kissed Pink Pony gate, recently defiled by graffiti writer DARKS, now memorializes another of the neighborhood fallen.

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Pink Pony Now Sports Leasing Sign & Listing

Posted March 8, 2013 at 6:28 am

Here and now – the Pink Pony space is officially on the market, roughly one month after closing shop for good.

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Pink Pony Packs it Up

Posted February 20, 2013 at 9:31 am

Here are some images to ruin your Wednesday morning. Pink Pony packin’ up the gear after more than a decade at 176 Ludlow Street.

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More Details on the Closure of Pink Pony

Posted February 12, 2013 at 6:28 am

Yesterday morning, we reported on the sad closure of pioneering Ludlow anchor Pink Pony. The New York Times follows up our exclusive story with some additional details. Namely that the cause for closure was threefold – owner’s health, higher rent, and changing neighborhood demographic. Arwen Properties, which owns much of the inventory on Ludlow Street, […]

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Pink Pony on Ludlow Closes for Good

Posted February 11, 2013 at 6:09 am

Just like Freddie said, “another one gone, another one gone, another one bites the dust.” Pink Pony finally succumbed to the pressures of gentrification.

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