LES Dwellers Association


An Aerial Update of the Ludlow House Rooftop Addition [PHOTOS]

Posted November 3, 2015 at 9:33 am

Already three years in the works, the forthcoming SoHo House in Hell Square (aka Ludlow House) is starting to show off its trendy steel skeleton. An aerial view of the former funeral home at 139 Ludlow Street shows some marked progress on the glass-enclosed rooftop “conservatory.” Steel beams were anchored in place within the last […]

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Con Artist entrance, May 2011

Con Artist Collective on Ludlow Loses Bid for Beer-Wine Tavern

Posted October 29, 2015 at 5:11 am

Con Artist celebrated five years at 119 Ludlow Street last spring. What began as a scrappy basement art studio-cum-thrift boutique in 2010 (formerly home to The Cast), eventually morphed into a fully-fledged artist collective – on two floors – with storefront workspace and a membership counting in the hundreds. During this time, the gallery hosted over […]

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Doomed Sixth Ward Space on Orchard Street Still on the Market for $32.5K Per Month

Posted October 16, 2015 at 5:00 am

It appears a sucker suitor is still sought for the problematic Sixth Ward space on Orchard Street. Three months after initial listings dribbled out to Craigslist, the campaign to net a commercial tenant is now heating up. Indeed, the brokerage repping this property – Tower Brokerage – is pushing harder [PDF]. The latest listing has the 2,720 […]

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LES Dwellers and Frustrated Residents Target Scourge of Gotham Court with Open Letter Campaign

Posted October 14, 2015 at 9:28 am

That’s it, the gloves are off. It appears that the LES Dwellers Association is coordinating a “Community Awareness Campaign” to shame the rowdy residents of Gotham Court. Indeed, the block association and affected tenants (both within and without) are behind a new flyer initiative in Hell Square that highlights the ongoing issues in the frat complex. The handbills […]

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Pizza Beach on Orchard Street Should be Open by ‘Early Next Week’

Posted October 14, 2015 at 5:18 am

Pizza Beach is days from debuting its new Lower East Side locale. In fact, its kitschy signage has been welcoming future patrons to the sands of the “Lower Beach Side” for weeks. The interior is now pretty much set and ready to go. Staff onsite confirmed that the pizzeria-bar should open “early next week,” but […]

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No Fun was busted on Friday night

‘No Fun’ Raided in Coordinated NYPD Multiagency Sting on Ludlow Street

Last modified October 12, 2015 at 11:00 am

The 7th Precinct is turning up the heat in Hell Square. For the second time in as many months, the NYPD raided a problem establishment in the area. The unlucky victim of the multiagency sting this past Friday night was No Fun, a Lower East Side bait-and-switch forever on the activist hit list. Cops showed up […]

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Epstein’s Bar is Shuttered with White Flag of Surrender

Posted September 8, 2015 at 4:55 am

Epstein’s Bar suddenly closed over the holiday weekend with nary a mention of cause. Gates have been drawn since Saturday, tipsters tell us, and a white flag (of surrender?) appeared on its facade yesterday. The shutter is most likely the result of huge pressure from the neighborhood regarding its ongoing illegal occupancy issues. The last […]

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Gotham Court Terrace Party Sparks Fire on 2nd Floor, Management is Mum

Last modified August 17, 2015 at 7:57 am

From the files of Gotham Court (152 Ludlow/149-151 Essex), we have more egregious evidence typifying the unchecked partying at the frat compound. First up, the photo below portrays a bro splayed across the parapet in reasonable danger of falling. Neighbors relayed the image as well as a reminder of how similar actions resulted in a […]

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Chad Marlow vs. Gigi Li for CB3 Chair, June 2014

5 Reasons Gigi Li Should Resign from Community Board 3

Posted August 3, 2015 at 9:38 am

Gigi Li is currently the sitting Chair of Community Board 3. Her three-plus years as purported puppet of Susan Stetzer and the Silver machine have been tarnished by controversy. In such short order, she managed to piss off many people within the district, including member peers. Here are five reasons why Gigi Li should step […]

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Former Sixth Ward on Orchard Street is Leasing, Illegal Backyard Promised

Last modified July 22, 2015 at 11:43 am

It was only a matter of time. Three months after its free-fall to failure, the dormant Sixth Ward space at 191 Orchard Street is now for rent. During the interim period, its furnishings were auctioned to the highest bidders and the premises relieved of the remainders. Now, a sucker is sought for the problematic storefront. […]

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