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The Living Room to Reopen in New Williamsburg Space Just in Time for CMJ

Posted October 14, 2014 at 6:09 am

With CMJ music festival just a week out, the Living Room sure picked an appropriate time to return. Its new home is not on the Lower East Side, though. As previously reported, the beloved venue – a sixteen-year neighborhood veteran – was forced from 154 Ludlow Street last year, only to settle across the river. […]

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The Living Room is Relocating to Williamsburg

Posted February 7, 2014 at 12:51 pm

It’s a sad, but true, state of affairs when Lower East Side institutions continue to shutter, and cross the river into Brooklyn. The Living Room, which spent sixteen years in the neighborhood gave up and is doing the same. It’s currently applying to open inside 134 Metropolitan Avenue in Williamsburg. Last night, Community Board 1’s […]

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The Living Room Packs Up Its Venue After 10 Years on Ludlow Street

Posted November 1, 2013 at 10:22 am

It’s a reality, people. The Living Room is no longer part of the dying Ludlow Street musical landscape. Co-owners Jennifer Gilson and Steve Rosenthal packed up the venue after more than a decade at this location. The storefront is now without identity. After news broke in December of last year, the venue would survive for […]

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The Living Room Says Goodbye to Ludlow Street After 10 Years

Posted October 28, 2013 at 5:06 am

As of this weekend, it’s load out for “New York City’s best acoustic listening room.” The current incarnation of the Living Room, here at 154 Ludlow for a decade, is now finished. Curtains. The Living Room bid farewell (for now) with appropriate celebration. No overplayed fanfare or gala, just a stacked list of performers and […]

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It’s Official: The Living Room Closing at the End of the Month

Posted October 9, 2013 at 5:06 am

The Living Room is officially closing at the end of the month due to a gouging rental increase. If you’re keeping a tally, that’s eleven years on Ludlow Street, including four lease extensions after the first shutter announcement back in January. The swan song at 154 Ludlow Street is slated for October 26. When news […]

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CB3 Denies Both Soho House and the Living Room

Posted May 21, 2013 at 5:39 am

Same deal every month, but last night was another for the books; one that attracted a significant NIMBY turnout and plenty of media (and neighbors) to observe.

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CB3 Releases May Agenda: Soho House and Living Room Return

Posted April 25, 2013 at 6:20 am

Community Board 3 released the May agenda for the SLA subcommittee. It’s stocked this month with thirty-one items. Sounds like another Super Bowl of a meeting.

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Living Room Granted Another Extension While Planning Move

Posted April 1, 2013 at 6:28 am

The Living Room can likely thank Pianos for surviving so long after receiving the boot from its landlord at 154 Ludlow.

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CB3 Releases April SLA Agenda: Pool Hall, Tiny Fork, Living Room, Et Al.

Posted March 28, 2013 at 6:55 am

Community Board 3 just published the SLA subcommittee agenda for April. Lots happening on the Lower East Side these days. Here we go…

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SoHo House Confirmed for 139 Ludlow, Scratched from CB3 Agenda

Posted February 28, 2013 at 6:08 am

The full SLA agenda for Community Board 3 is now live, and two blockbuster items are up for consideration.

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