Ludlow Street

Henry Street Campers Paint Community Mural on Ludlow Street

Last modified September 1, 2021 at 8:27 am

It’s nice to see a grassroots, community-led mural go up for a change. Indeed, the With the coordination of the 7th Precinct, the Henry Street Settlement this month teamed with the Thrive Collective youth art program – under leadership of Toofly – to impart some color on the Ludlow Street wall popularized by a Nick […]

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A Night in the Life of a Sidewalk Nightclub in Hell Square

Posted August 6, 2021 at 5:00 am

A neighbor living on Ludlow Street sent along the following dispatch of a late-night encounter during routine weekend partying in Hell Square. One thing seems clear, the situation in this “ground zero” is worse now than pre-pandemic times. At approximately 12:15am Sunday (August 1), our 4th-floor apartment was suddenly overwhelmed by the sound of thumping […]

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Exit through the Ludlow Street Food Court

Posted August 2, 2021 at 5:02 am

Exit through the food court. Indeed, the vacant Ludlow Street lot made famous by Banksy over a decade ago is now a mini food court. Under the radar, too. The first day of operations at 159 Ludlow was apparently Friday, including two food trucks, produce vendors, and picnic table seating. One of the vendors is […]

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Chef Chikara Sono Opens ‘BBF’ Izakaya on Ludlow Street

Posted July 21, 2021 at 5:07 am

The mystery izakaya restaurant vying for 177 Ludlow Street is ready to roll. The owners of Momo Sushi Shack, Samurai Mama, and Brooklyn Ball Factory just planted a flag here in Hell Square. The new endeavor, known simply as BBF, is more than two years in the offing, and takes the 2,000 square-foot spot formerly occupied by Black […]

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Bank on Banksy: Ludlow Street Lot Made Famous by Artist Lists for $2.49M

Posted July 19, 2021 at 5:02 am

A vacant lot on Ludlow Street made famous by Banksy in 2013 just listed on the market for $2.49 million. Owner of record is Hesky Haim of Continental Worsteds, who originally purchased the property in 2007 for $1.5 million. B6 Real Estate Partners is the exclusive broker for 159 Ludlow, pitching it as a “stellar […]

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Report: Night Mayor Palitz Recommends 24-Hour Party Districts

Posted July 6, 2021 at 5:02 am

The Office of Nightlife and its so-called “Night Mayor,” Ariel Palitz, recommend the creation of 24-hour entertainment districts where booze flows all hours of the day. All in an attempt to woo post-pandemic tourists from competing cities that already do the same. “Everything is on the table right now,” Palitz told the New York Post […]

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Ludlow Street Pizzeria Hits the Open Market

Posted June 22, 2021 at 5:05 am

La Margarita Pizza might not have much time left in Hell Square. The Ludlow Street pizzeria is now pitched on the open market. The 800 square-foot store at 268 Ludlow appeared on Craigslist in late-May for $9,000 per month in rent. The listing caps some eight years in business for the Lower East Side pizza […]

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The Menace of Summertime Saturday Night on Ludlow Street

Last modified June 21, 2021 at 8:06 am

With comfort levels of close-quarters partying seemingly back to pre-pandemic norms, Hell Square has rebounded in kind. Neighbors report that any quality-of-life progress gained in this sixteen square-block sector over the last few years completely evaporated. The hordes of hellraisers were out in full force again this past Saturday night. One week after a roving […]

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Il Laboratorio del Gelato Expands to New Jersey

Posted June 16, 2021 at 5:03 am

The brains behind frozen treatery Il Laboratorio del Gelato have, once again, expanded operations. Only this time, they’ve left the neighborhood and crossed state lines. The latest creamery in the stable is located in Montclair, New Jersey, on the corner of Valley and Bellevue. Owner Jon Snyder is no stranger to the expansion game – […]

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Pianos Returns to Ludlow Street in July

Posted June 15, 2021 at 5:00 am

When Pianos announced its indefinite closure at the outset of the pandemic last year, hysteria gripped the local newsscape. So much so, that the Lower East Side venue backtracked the initial messaging to state that reopening would happen when safe to do so. That time is apparently now. Being a bar and performance venue, Pianos […]

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