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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.