Vacate Order Issued at 137 Ludlow

Posted on: April 7th, 2010 at 6:31 am by

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On March 30, a full vacate order was issued to 137 Ludlow Street, home of velvet-ropers Libation. The letter itself was slapped on the side door of the club.  The FDNY reported at the time that the “third floor ceiling is structurally defective and in danger of collapse.”

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Then, just days later, on April 2, the order was partially rescinded, allowing occupancy to the first and second floors only.  The third and fourth floors, however, remain hazardous. According to the letter:

This order is issued because there is imminent danger to life or public safety or safety of the occupants or to property, in that the 3rd floor ceiling is in danger of collapse due to rods pulling out from joist beams, until Engineers Report submitted on all drop ceilings throughout premises.

Even though, it’s “safe” on the lower levels, a defective ceiling does nothing to allay fears of collapse.  Plus, we are talking about Libation here, so drink at your own risk!

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