179 Ludlow Street

Rat Castle Retail Hits the Market for $4M

Posted September 19, 2017 at 5:09 am

The notorious “Rat Castle” building on Ludlow Street is back in the news. This time for something as innocuous as a real estate listing. Indeed, the owner of the ground-floor commercial condo at 179 Ludlow Street is looking to sell. The 1,650 square-foot space, currently home to national salon chain Drybar, is going for just […]

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Drybar Blows Into Hell Square Today

Posted November 4, 2016 at 5:12 am

Well, it’s not that kind of bar. Drop the flask and grab the blow dryer. Drybar opens today at 179 Ludlow Street. The California-based salon-chain signed on as retail tenant back in the summertime. Teaser signage quickly followed and remained in place until this week. With this new spot, Drybar boasts sixteen locations in New York, […]

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The Infamous Rat Castle on Ludlow Street Finds a Retail Tenant in ‘Drybar’

Posted August 18, 2016 at 5:10 am

After courting a handful of pop-up endeavors earlier this spring, the infamous Rat Castle on Ludlow Street finally found a permanent tenant for its retail space. California-based salon-chain Drybar just signed on as retail tenant, according to the Observer. It was seemingly a year of warehousing at 179 Ludlow Street. Owner of the 2,200 square-foot […]

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Rat Castle Retail Goes with Rising States Pop-Up on Ludlow Street

Posted April 18, 2016 at 5:10 am

The Ludlow Street Rat Castle may have filled its residential ranks, but the retail space remains a vacant white box. Likely the all-too-familiar tactic of warehousing for the highest bidder. Steven Sutton, the broker who’s repping the space (Sutton Equity LLC), told us back in August that there was “serious interest” in the commercial condo […]

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Sales and Renderings Launch for Ludlow Street ‘Rat Castle’

Posted November 18, 2014 at 6:04 am

The official website and sales for the Ludlow Street “Rat Castle” are finally live. For the last few months, the vanity URL pointed directly to the broker repping sales for the property – Ariel Tirosh of the Elliman Group. New interior renderings are included alongside the standard issue broker babble. What’s most notable is that this […]

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Rat Castle Condo on Ludlow Street Shows Off New Facade

Posted September 30, 2014 at 9:14 am

It’s still hard to believe that the Rat Castle (aka 179 Ludlow Street) is finally debuting on the Lower East Side. The infamous seven-story development had been rotting away before our very eyes since 2006, but was resurrected around this time last year. Now the full slate of ironwork is coming down for the first time in nearly a […]

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Rat Castle Condos on the Way to Upper Ludlow Street

Posted August 21, 2014 at 5:33 am

It’s been a long time coming, but Rat Castle condos are finally at hand. Seems the developer unfurled a three-story banner and other plywood advertising at 179 Ludlow Street yesterday afternoon. The placement arrives four months after work resumed at the perennial project site. Indeed, the infamous seven-story development has been rotting away before our very […]

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The Infamous ‘Rat Castle’ at 179 Ludlow Street Has Been Reactivated

Last modified April 29, 2014 at 8:23 am

These days it seems like the old guard of long-stalled construction eyesores around the neighborhood are all coming back to life. Like the infamous rat castle at 179 Ludlow Street, rotting away before our very eyes since 2006. The leasing banner affixed to the sidewalk bridge last year was but one clue. Work on the […]

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Stalled 179 Ludlow “Rat Castle” Approved for Completion

Posted November 8, 2011 at 6:09 am

For the second time in as many weeks, another notoriously stalled Lower East Side development is getting the proverbial new lease on life. Today it’s the infamous “Rat Castle.”

177 Ludlow Street Now on the Market

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:27 am

The Lower East Side building that currently houses Earth Matters on the ground level, 177 Ludlow Street, just hit the chopping block via Corcoran.

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