Ludlow Street

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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Metrograph Theater Announces Return to Ludlow Street, New ‘TV App’

Posted June 3, 2021 at 5:02 am

Metrograph, the Ludlow Street movie house, will reopen next fall. Returning to the fold after more than a year of COVID-19 sidelining. The five-year-old indie theater is slated for a September revival. But that’s not the biggest news coming out of 7 Ludlow Street. The Metrograph simultaneously announced a dedicated streaming service available on Apple […]

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Former Kush Owners Plan ‘Tenement’ for Ludlow Street

Posted May 3, 2021 at 5:00 am

The Kush man cometh. Or, rather, returneth. Mark Osborne, the bar owner who brought the Moroccan-themed Kush to Orchard Street, is back in the old Hell Square stomping grounds. He and his past partners – also from Orchard – are gunning to open a concept called Tenement on Ludlow Street. In the old No Fun […]

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Here’s the Glassy 12-Story Newcomer Headed to Ludlow Street

Posted April 9, 2021 at 5:00 am

The halo of Essex Crossing continues to upscale the composition of the adjacent blocks. Towers just keep rising. And another is planned for a former produce wholesaler on Ludlow Street. While construction permits were filed one year ago for 89-91 Ludlow, only now is the proposed design available for public consumption. The glassy newcomer is […]

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Man Shot Outside Sweet Chick on Ludlow Street Yesterday in Broad Daylight

Last modified March 31, 2021 at 2:08 pm

A man was shot yesterday afternoon in broad daylight outside Sweet Chick on Ludlow Street, cops said. The shooting transpired shortly after 1:30pm when an unknown gunman pulled up alongside a 23-year-old man sitting in his car, then shot him through the right thigh. The victim was taken to Bellevue in stable condition. An eyewitness […]

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Hell Square Gets ‘Pig and Butter’ Brunch

Posted March 30, 2021 at 5:07 am

From bovine to swine. There is a new fast-casual spot in Hell Square called Pig and Butter, taking the torch from Burger People at 134 Ludlow Street. The new greasy spoon – which is advertised as proudly Black owned – is a brunch restaurant that serves up comfort food with plenty of pig meat. There […]

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Shuttered Ludlow Fitness Space Seeks New Occupant

Posted March 23, 2021 at 5:00 am

The former second-floor home of Ludlow Fitness now seeks a replacement tenant. Will it be another gym? Ludlow Fitness had been a mainstay above the Delancey Street Duane Reade for some fourteen years. And it was one of the better deals around. However, the advent of the novel coronavirus and pandemic lockdown pretty much spelled […]

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