87 Ludlow Street

Leftfield Bar Ends Ludlow Street Run; Mini Rex ‘Dry Karaoke’ up Next?

Posted September 28, 2017 at 5:16 am

For the last few days, the gates of Leftfield bar on Ludlow Street have been drawn. Signal, in fact, that the five-year-old operation is out of business. And it was apparently able to sell off its assets. Indeed, a bartender onsite recently revealed that Saturday night will be the last, that the business itself was […]

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Denied by Community, ‘Mini Rex’ Karaoke Bar Heads to SLA for Ludlow Street Liquor License

Posted June 26, 2017 at 5:13 am

Leftfield on Ludlow Street remains committed to its own sale, while the leading contender for takeover is the convoluted “dry karaoke” establishment we’ve been telling you about called Mini Rex. The proposed bar is taking its application all the way to the top, despite its negative reception from the community at large. (Co-founded by Edouard […]

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Rumor: ‘Mini Rex’ Dry Karaoke Concept Banking on CB3 for Re-vote at Tonight’s Meeting

Last modified April 25, 2017 at 11:10 am

For Mini Rex, the struggle to establish a “dry karaoke” bar on Ludlow Street continues. Despite defeat. You’ll recall that the concept, co-founded by Edouard Gave and Karin Elgai, includes conjoined venues that would include separate entrances for sober and drinking patrons. Different wrist stamps for each side, but booze could be consumed in all the […]

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CB3 Votes to Deny Mini Rex ‘Dry Karaoke’ Bar a Liquor License on Ludlow Street [Updated]

Last modified April 10, 2017 at 12:41 pm

Mini Rex is now livin’ on a prayer. The proposed concept for 87 Ludlow Street was dealt a blow last night, when the SLA subcommittee of Community Board 3 telegraphed their denial, forcing the applicant to withdraw. The “dry karaoke” concept (three rooms across two floors) has been gunning to take the reins from Leftfield for […]

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Mini Rex ‘Dry Karaoke’ Concept Still Eyeing Leftfield on Ludlow

Last modified March 13, 2017 at 11:42 pm

Leftfield on Ludlow Street is still for sale, and the leading contender for takeover is a nebulous “dry karaoke” establishment called Mini Rex. The five-year-old skater hang, which also doubles as incubator for baby bands, first telegraphed this move last month when the sale of assets crossed Community Board 3. (It triggers a new license […]

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‘Mini Rex’ Karaoke Bar Might Take Over Leftfield on Ludlow Street

Last modified February 2, 2017 at 11:11 pm

Out of left field comes a new “sober-style” karaoke bar. In other words, it appears that Leftfield at 87 Ludlow Street is looking to jet. The five-year-old skate-ish bar (and sometimes problem child) will likely close in the coming weeks to make way for what’s described as a “luxury karaoke” concept. The forthcoming Mini Rex — named […]

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‘Leftfield’ on Ludlow Street Raided by Cops Last Night

Posted September 9, 2016 at 8:30 am

For Leftfield on Ludlow Street, the good times are on hold. The two-store skate bar fell victim last night to a coordinated raid by both the police and fire departments. It was shut down shortly after midnight. Dozens poured into the street as seen in these photos. One patron who was inside of 87 Ludlow […]

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Checking out the Mini Skate Ramp at Leftfield [PHOTOS]

Posted September 9, 2013 at 6:05 am

Leftfield somehow managed to stuff a small half-pipe into its cramped rear yard on Ludlow Street.

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Leftfield on Ludlow Constructs Indoor ‘Skate Park’ for Saturday Event

Posted September 5, 2013 at 6:00 am

Here’s something from left field at, ahem, Leftfield. Neighbors alerted us to some loud construction behind the Ludlow Street bar (see photo below), and we now know why. It’s much ado about a skate ramp. Forgtmenot wasn’t the only spot that decided to construct one. Leftfield built the quarter-pipe as part of an event to […]

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Leftfield Seeks Additional Liquor License for UC Lounge Space

Posted August 20, 2012 at 10:34 am

In November of last year, it was announced that Hoboken nightlife purveyor Marc Russell was planning to cross the Hudson and into the Lower East Side.

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