Pianos Instates Noise Control Program Due to Heightened Pressure from Hell Square Residents

Last modified June 22, 2015 at 8:20 am

Pianos on Ludlow Street is one of the busiest nightlife venues in Hell Square. A favorite of college kids, recent grads, and B&T alike, its queues almost always snake out of control during peak weekends hours. Usually a shitshow. The forum for complaint is oftentimes the 7th Precinct Community Council, but resolution is mostly out […]

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DMA’s Discuss Noel Gallagher and Why Laundry is the Enemy [INTERVIEW]

Last modified June 16, 2015 at 8:41 am

Fresh off their self-titled debut EP, Sydney-based garage-pop band DMA’s brought their upbeat nostalgic tunes to the masses at Governors Ball last weekend. We caught up with principal songwriters Matt Mason and Johnny Took after the set to snag some nuggets on how to survive the typical summer music festival circuit. BOWERY BOOGIE: Where’d you […]

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Experience 11 Minutes of Late-Night Hell in Hell Square, Complete with Brawl [VIDEO]

Posted December 24, 2014 at 5:00 am

Apparently this past weekend was considered by some as “SantaCon without the costumes on the Lower East Side.” In response, the LES Dwellers released a pair of videos shot in Hell Square that illustrate as much. This footage was filmed at 3:30am Sunday morning at the corner of Ludlow and Stanton Streets. Peak hours for […]

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Clinton Street Baking Co., Georgia’s Eastside BBQ, and Pianos All Approved by CB3

Last modified July 15, 2014 at 9:08 am

Community Board 3 decided to split the SLA subcommittee agenda into a two-night extravaganza. Without the alcohol. The panel approved much of what came their way. Here are some notes: Clinton Street Baking Co., 2-4 Clinton Street Word first circulated back in April that the Clinton Street Baking Co. was expanding its footprint with plans […]

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Clayton’s Corner: Bystander Injured in Banksy Installation Removal on Ludlow

Posted October 16, 2013 at 12:00 pm

Every time Banksy puts up a new piece during his month-long NYC “residency,” vandals, collectors, and admirers swarm the chosen locations. Mere days after the Bristol-based street artist placed a mural-laden car in the vacant lot at 157 Ludlow Street, the doors were stolen. Then yesterday afternoon, the exhibit was carted away to an unspecified […]

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Photo via Andrew Bloch

Banksy Strikes the LES Again

Posted October 10, 2013 at 9:45 am

Banksy fans swarmed to his latest piece yesterday. This time across from Pianos. More coverage with tons of pics over at this street art blog.

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Album Review: JoyCut ‘PiecesOfUsWereLeftOnTheGround’

Posted October 4, 2013 at 12:10 pm

JoyCut has been pushing out their indie electronic sonics for nearly a decade. Their 2011 studio effort, Ghost Trees Where To Disappear, garnered JoyCut some critical acclaim, and various gigs across Europe were some of their biggest yet. Now, the Italian threesome are ready to tempt the American masses with PiecesOfUsWereLeftOnTheGround, which recently dropped via […]

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Photo: Olga Generalova.

Check Out Adios Ghost at Pianos Next Week

Posted September 20, 2013 at 11:30 am

You’ve got to love a band whose influences are “lurching trees” and “the rhythm of the wooden walkway on the Brooklyn Bridge.” Brooklyn-based Adios Ghost has been described as “experimental indie folk,” with world music influences and intricately layered harmonies. Having met in college, members A. Loew, Ben Sigerson, Jimmy Stull and Simon Davenport bonded […]

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Lower East Side Gears Up for the Downtown Music Festival

Posted March 29, 2013 at 12:01 pm

The countdown to summer in the city is pretty much on at this point, and we all know what that means: many of NYC’s finest venues will be sweltering with some of the finest acts in music. And helping to kick things off this spring is the Downtown Music Festival. According to Brooklyn Vegan, Downtown […]

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Living Room Receives Extension Through April

Posted February 19, 2013 at 6:09 am

With the first extension nearing conclusion, the Living Room was able to procure an additional two-month reprieve at its soon-to-evaporate space.

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