Ludlow Guitars

Van Leeuwen’s Ludlow Street Ice Cream Shop is Now Open

Posted October 13, 2017 at 9:36 am

More artisanal, Instagram-ready ice cream is now for sale on Ludlow Street, swapping strings for cones. Indeed, Brooklyn-based Van Leeuwen debuted at 172 Ludlow last Saturday, taking the place of the onetime stalwart Ludlow Guitars. Until now, the space had been a dormancy in the wake of their relocation to the South Street Seaport. In […]

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‘Van Leeuwen’ to Open LES Artisanal Ice Cream Shop on Ludlow Street Next Month

Posted September 21, 2017 at 5:00 am

It’s been over a year since the music died at 172 Ludlow Street. That’s when Ludlow Guitars decamped from the Lower East Side after spending seventeen years on the block. Now its former Hell Square headquarters – where the business had moved in 2010 – is to become a trendy ice cream parlor. Artisanal ice […]

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ODD Boutique is Leaving Ludlow Street After 5 Years

Posted August 4, 2017 at 5:06 am

Exactly one year ago, we wrote a story about how the ODD boutique was leaving its headquarters on Ludlow Street. But the fashion flight didn’t happen then and there. At the time, ownership had told us that they wouldn’t move for another year, despite the “incredibly early presence” of the tombstone leasing signage. That promise of […]

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Finished with the LES, Ludlow Guitars Resurfaces as a South Street Seaport Pop-up

Last modified October 12, 2016 at 4:18 pm

When Ludlow Street lost its eponymous guitar shop three months ago, it was a big blow to the remnant music scene. What’s left of it, anyway. While there are still performance venues around Hell Square, stores servicing those musicians are scant. Ludlow Guitars was that mainstay for seventeen years. We reported at the time that Ludlow […]

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For the First Time in 17 Years, Ludlow Street is Now Without its Guitar Shop

Posted July 19, 2016 at 5:18 am

The so-called “guitar store for the ages” is no longer for the Lower East Side. And one less local place to pick up a replacement for that popped E string. Ludlow Guitars, a mainstay on its namesake street for seventeen years, called it quits after business yesterday. The farewell was expected, though, as the official […]

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Ludlow Guitars is Moving to Brooklyn After 17 Years on Ludlow Street; Cites Changing Neighborhood and Rents

Posted July 5, 2016 at 5:00 am

In case you needed further proof that the Lower East Side music scene is dead, look no further than Ludlow Street. Soulless. And now this. The eponymous Ludlow Guitars is calling it quits after seventeen years on the block. Computer printouts in the windows serve as announcements of the imminent closure. The vintage guitar shop […]

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Ludlow Guitars Robbed Early Yesterday Morning

Last modified March 28, 2017 at 11:30 pm

Neighborhood musical mainstay Ludlow Guitars was robbed early yesterday morning.

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ODD. Boutique Bringing “Street Fashion” to 164 Ludlow

Posted September 10, 2012 at 6:28 am

ODD. (annoying punctuation intentional) has been part of the street discourse the last few weeks with its series of handbills around the neighborhood.

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Castle & Pierpont Now Open 164 Ludlow Street

Posted December 2, 2011 at 6:18 am

164 Ludlow Street is now famous, having been immortalized in the HBO program How to Make it in America. Now it’s a boutique flower shop.

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