Ludlow Street

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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Pipe-Wielding Suspect Attacks Asian Woman on Ludlow Street, Prompting Another Hate Crime Investigation

Posted March 22, 2021 at 5:00 am

Police are investigating an attack on an Asian woman on the Lower East Side yesterday afternoon as a hate crime, the second such incident over the weekend as violence against Asians continues to escalate. The victim, a 54-year-old woman, was walking near Grand and Ludlow Streets when a pipe-wielding maniac approached her and yelled “fucking […]

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Man Rescued from Scaffolding After Falling out Ludlow Street Window

Posted March 11, 2021 at 5:04 am

You may have seen the parade of fire engines along eastbound Delancey Street on Tuesday night. Firefighters rescued a 23-year-old man who fell from his Ludlow Street window onto scaffolding. The man reportedly fell from a window of 81 Ludlow Street at around 8:30pm. It’s unclear which floor he fell from. Initial reporting indicated that […]

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Bank of America Inside Ludlow Street Dorm Temporarily Closes

Posted February 18, 2021 at 5:02 am

The Bank of America at Ludlow and Delancey Streets – the anchor commercial tenant in the Ludlow Residence dorm – has gone dark. At least for the time being. The bank branch had been open through the pandemic on limited hours, but recently decided to close shop. A sign announcing the temporary closure is pasted […]

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Looking at the New Ludlow House Annex Atop Demolished Libation Site

Posted January 15, 2021 at 5:00 am

Well, that was quick. With Libation excised from the Lower East Side, the hole is now filled. Taken over by Ludlow House. The building at 137 Ludlow Street was demolished last year, and replaced in a matter of months. In fact, it’s already operational. The architecture of this one-story newcomer mirrors design elements of its […]

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‘OhK-Dog’ Brings Korean Style Hot Dogs to Hell Square

Posted January 6, 2021 at 5:15 am

A Korean spin on a German classic is now operational in Hell Square. OhK Dog set up shop last weekend at 159 Ludlow Street, converting the former dollar pizzeria into a Korean hot dog dispensary. The newcomer specializes in the popular Korean street food of “rice dogs,” which are deep-fried frankfurters on a stick and […]

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LES Business Owners Hold Toy Drive for Homeless Kids in Local Hotel Shelters

Posted December 21, 2020 at 5:00 am

An instance of those in need helping out those in need. Despite the ongoing financial hardships of 2020, several small businesses on the Lower East Side, along with City Council candidate Christopher Marte, have come together to host a toy drive this holiday season for 200 kids living in local homeless shelters. The owners of […]