Ludlow Street

Vacant Ludlow Street Lot is Live-Streaming NASA Satellite Footage of Earth

Posted March 8, 2019 at 5:00 am

That massive rig installed in the dormant lot at 159 Ludlow Street is activated. Its purpose is literally out of this world. The temporary structure hoists an orb-shaped screen that will project imagery from space. Indeed, the installation streams real-time video from a satellite orbiting Earth. Artist Sebastian ErraZuriz is also involved in the project, […]

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Sebastian ErraZuriz Makes a Splash in Hell Square

Posted March 5, 2019 at 5:05 am

You may have noticed the big rig in the long-vacant lot at 159 Ludlow Street. Its placement signals more activity this site has seen since Banksy’s treatment six years ago. Similarly, the setup is there to support a new art project, as previously reported. The uneven ground at 159 Ludlow was resurfaced last Wednesday in […]

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Vacant Ludlow Lot Paved, but ‘Schaller & Weber’ Won’t Follow

Posted March 1, 2019 at 5:03 am

The overgrown Ludlow Street lot made famous by Banksy almost six years ago is now tamed. Wednesday morning, the uneven ground at 159 Ludlow was resurfaced. Now at grade, the long-dormant parcel is ready for its next chapter. But it’ll be without the Schaller & Weber food truck. The market and butcher business, founded on […]

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The Most Expensive Skateboard in the World is a Supreme Painter’s Palette

Posted February 25, 2019 at 5:08 am

Supreme might be relishing the comfort of its new (temporary) home on the Bowery (Germania Bank Building), but many in the artist community remain bitter in the wake of its recent ad campaign. Back in November, the iconic skater brand released a new skateboard video called “Blessed,” then hit the streets to promote. The subsequent […]

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Slate’s Rear Yard Retail Extension at 151 Ludlow Street

Posted January 31, 2019 at 5:03 am

The appearance of a drilling rig in the backyard of 151 Ludlow Street in July 2017 now makes sense. It was a precursor to enlargement. Building owner Slate Property Group, which acquired the tenement and its immediate neighbor a month earlier for $15.5 million, is now well underway on a rear yard addition. The former garden […]

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Renovation of DelShah’s 138 Ludlow Exposed Tenants to Hazardous Levels of Lead Dust

Posted January 28, 2019 at 5:00 am

Controversial real estate magnate Michael Shah is accused by tenants of 138 Ludlow Street for creating a dangerous living environment. Ongoing demolition inside the Ludlow Street walkup – acquired by DelShah Capital in January 2018 for $19 million – reportedly kicked up hazardous amounts of lead dust. The Department of Health conducted an inspection of […]

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Mayor Announces New Office to Protect Tenants from the City’s ‘Worst Landlords’

Posted January 11, 2019 at 5:08 am

The mayor is going further to hold corrupt landlords accountable in a more permanent fashion. During his annual State of the City address yesterday, Mayor de Blasio announced the formation of the Mayor’s Office to Protect Tenants, an oversight agency to help regulate this escalating tenant harassment issue. The nascent agency will ensure that the […]

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Sharon Van Etten Revisits Long-Gone Lower East Side [VIDEO]

Posted January 9, 2019 at 5:07 am

Acclaimed artist Sharon Van Etten is set to release her next long-player, Remind Me Tomorrow, at the end of next week via Jagjaguar. The latest single, “Seventeen,” was released yesterday. The music video for “Seventeen” is a walk down memory lane for Van Etten, and her youth on the Lower East Side. According to director […]

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‘ConBody’ Relocates its Prison Workout Gym to Ludlow Street

Last modified January 2, 2019 at 3:38 pm

The day after New Year’s, it’s the perfect time to open a gym. Indeed, for the third time in as many years, prison workout gym ConBody is on the move. It just relocated a few blocks north to Hell Square from Broome Street. The new gym opens today on the second floor of the old […]

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DOH Shutters ‘Sweet Chick’ on Ludlow Street

Posted December 26, 2018 at 5:07 am

For the third time this year, Sweet Chick on Ludlow Street has fallen victim to a city-mandated closure. Department of Health inspectors showed up to the restaurant last week (December 19) and tallied a list of 86 violation points. Citation was rather serious – vermin on-premise and food prep areas tainted by “sewage or liquid […]

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