Ludlow Street

Denied by Community, ‘Mini Rex’ Karaoke Bar Heads to SLA for Ludlow Street Liquor License

Posted June 26, 2017 at 5:13 am

Leftfield on Ludlow Street remains committed to its own sale, while the leading contender for takeover is the convoluted “dry karaoke” establishment we’ve been telling you about called Mini Rex. The proposed bar is taking its application all the way to the top, despite its negative reception from the community at large. (Co-founded by Edouard […]

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Rivington House Co-Owner Picks up Pair of Ludlow Tenements for $15.5M

Posted June 22, 2017 at 5:11 am

Last week, we learned that the corner tenement at 101 Stanton Street (at Ludlow) changed hands for $12.9 million. It was sold by Arwen Properties/Luthien Group to a small consortium of real estate firms. Now, it appears the company simultaneously cashed out the two adjacent properties on Ludlow Street, too. While prior rumors of sale proved […]

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Black Tap LES Opens Today, Further Crowding Congested Ludlow Street

Posted June 19, 2017 at 5:00 am

Get ready, Hell Square denizens. Life on Ludlow Street might feel a bit more congested starting in a few hours. Black Tap LES is slated to debut at 177 Ludlow Street later this morning (one day earlier than expected). Last Thursday night was the obligatory “friends and family” launch, and the weekend was reportedly spent […]

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Fight for Hell Square Continues with Potential Sale of Spitzer’s, Fat Baby, and Los Feliz

Posted June 13, 2017 at 5:00 am

It’s no secret that Rob Shamlian has been trying to unload his remaining Hell Square holdings over the last few years. Last night, the nightlife operator came one step closer to his dream, when the SLA subcommittee of Community Board 3 approved a sale of assets for two of three area nightclubs. Ownership behind Boulton […]

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Black Tap will Probably Open its Ludlow Location on June 20

Posted June 8, 2017 at 5:00 am

The paint job is essentially complete, both within and without. And with it, 177 Ludlow Street is almost ready to welcome the mass of humanity to the newest location of Black Tap. On the outside, the official branding is stamped across the storefront marquee, while above, the tenement now boasts alternate black-and-white striping. On the inside, […]

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Nightlife Saturation in Hell Square is Toxic to Quality of Life and Spurs Crime, New Study Finds

Posted June 7, 2017 at 5:00 am

The LES Dwellers Block Association yesterday released a new study on Hell Square nightlife and its deleterious effects on the local populace. At the behest of the activists, graduate students at the Hunter College urban development workshop (URBG790) investigated the crime and safety situation as it relates to liquor over-saturation. The study reveals much of […]

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‘La Margarita Pizza’ is Moving to the Old Taquitoria Space on Ludlow Street

Last modified May 22, 2017 at 2:29 pm

Lower East Side taquito shop, Taquitoria, closed at the end of January after three-and-a-half years on the block. Opened by Marc Forgione vets Barry Fish, Matt Conway, and Brad Holtzman, the team is now focusing on a commissary kitchen and a kiosk inside Madison Square Garden. Taking their space at 168 Ludlow Street, meanwhile, is the […]

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‘Ramen Ishida’ Takes over from Zing’s Awesome Rice on Ludlow Street

Posted May 3, 2017 at 5:12 am

Ramen is to rice as Ishida is to Zing’s – the replacement venture at 122 Ludlow Street. The departure of Zing’s Awesome Rice earlier this year left the briefest of vacancies. Not long after the business failed, ramen chef Yohei Ishida – a two-year veteran of Ippudo East Village – signed on to impart his […]

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Cops Raid The DL in Coordinated Multi-Agency ‘MARCH’ Sting, Cite 36 Violations

Last modified May 1, 2017 at 8:24 am

For The DL, the beginning of the end could be nigh. There was a major multi-agency sting against the rowdy, problematic nightclub Friday evening. The raid came as response to neighborhood outcry over recent violence at The DL. But specifically the block-long brawl that went down during an all-day brunch event hosted by problematic promoter KevBDU […]

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With Pizza-Speakeasy at 1 Ludlow Street Canceled, Popular Village Bistro ‘Mimi’ Signs on

Posted April 27, 2017 at 5:15 am

Those grand plans to install a pizzeria and basement speakeasy at the three-pointed 1 Ludlow Street totally tanked. But that’s obvious. Partially built out, this unique address was to become Ludlow Inn and Three Points, with both Numero 28 principals and Shingo Gokan respectively on tap. Word on the street is that there was allegedly some […]

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