There was a Kitchen Fire at the Ludlow House Last Night

Posted on: March 25th, 2018 at 8:09 am by

Photo: Ivy Blackshire

Ludlow House is on the precipice of celebrating its second birthday on the Lower East Side. En fuego.

There was a fire yesterday evening inside the trendy social club. Smoke could be seen billowing from the rooftop of 139 Ludlow Street. Firefighters briefly sealed off the street to battle the blaze, and quickly had everything under control.

We’re told, but unable to confirm, that it was a kitchen fire on the first floor.

This Lower East Side beauty at 139 Ludlow is a personal favorite. Its original function was headquarters for the Nieberg and Sons Funeral Home, which used the lifts for hearses. The vehicles were stored on the second through fifth floors, and the elevator brought them down to street level during funerals. After the business decamped to Brooklyn, the family sold it to a print shop. It later became home to the Ludlow Garage in 1981 (now on Attorney Street), and most recently warehouse for Kleen-Stik.

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