Ludlow Street

When it Comes to Lack of Noise Violations Against Bars, It’s All About that Bass

Posted July 19, 2018 at 5:04 am

When it comes to a purported lack of noise violation enforcement, as Meghan Trainor would say, it’s all about that bass, no treble. That’s reportedly the reason city inspectors aren’t issuing as many noise violations based on neighbor complaints, according to an investigative report by NBC New York. Anyone who’s lived above, adjacent to, or […]

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Ludlow Classic ‘Motor City Bar’ Closed 5 Years Ago [PHOTOS]

Posted June 29, 2018 at 5:08 am

Motor City Bar spent seventeen years on Ludlow Street before its demise back in 2013. Tomorrow marks five years since the gates shuttered on this Lower East Side classic. The well-worn dive opened on Ludlow back in 1996, when the block was still rough around the edges. In flux before the inevitable. Garage rock, sweat, […]

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More than a Decade Later, Junk is Still Treasure with Vicki Rovere’s Free Store on Ludlow Street

Posted June 25, 2018 at 5:18 am

The so-called Free Store on upper Ludlow Street is an institution. A source for both browsing and trashing junk. On the occasion of its approximate twelfth anniversary, roving proprietor Vicki Rovere shows little sign of slowing. “Part of my goal in running the free store is to raise people’s consciousness about what gets wasted and […]

CB3 Acrimoniously Approves ‘Local 138’ Move; Ludlow House Gets Go-Ahead for Libation-Killer

Posted June 19, 2018 at 5:00 am

The room was packed and distaste for both landlord Michael Shah and Libation ran high. For the SLA subcommittee of Community Board 3, the decision-making became quite nuanced. Local 138, 138 Ludlow Street Local 138 has been at its namesake address for nearly two decades, and is beloved by many in the neighborhood. Its current […]

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‘Local 138’ Dive Bar Plans Move Next Door on Ludlow Street

Posted June 18, 2018 at 5:03 am

The proprietors of two local Ludlow Street dives are reshuffling the deck, so to speak. John Cutillo, the man behind twelve-year-old Iggy’s and seven-year-old Local 138, is planning to move the latter watering hole directly next door to 140 Ludlow (same building). The space that was previously the short-lived Dana Foley boutique. As part of the […]

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Ten Years Gone: Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist

Posted June 8, 2018 at 5:09 am

Summer of 2008. Ludlow Guitars was still selling on its namesake street. Pianos still booked rock shows and wasn’t completely overrun with a bro-douche party. Cake Shop offered intimate indie shows in the basement with a record store up top. Bowery Boogie began in earnest. It was also when Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist, based […]

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Ludlow House Proposes ‘Lou’s’ for its Hell Square Garden Expansion

Posted May 31, 2018 at 5:00 am

Soho House will soon embark on a large-scale expansion project for its Ludlow House entity. As first reported here, the members-only club proposes to construct the so-called Ludlow Garden at 137 Ludlow Street. Meaning, the current building that houses the Libation bar on the ground floor will likely meet the wrecking ball in due course. And the […]

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Recently Annointed, Night Mayor Ariel Palitz Returns to the Lower East Side [VIDEO]

Posted May 30, 2018 at 5:04 am

The “victory lap” continues for the city’s new Night Mayor… NY1 reporter Vivian Lee recently spent time with Ariel Palitz to discuss her newfound role in the Office of Nightlife. The two-minute segment follows a leisurely stroll headquartered completely on the Lower East Side below East Houston, with particular shine on Hell Square. And, rather […]

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Drunk Woman Dies on Couch at No Fun Bar [Updated]

Last modified May 29, 2018 at 2:32 pm

The name No Fun is ringing true for the bar of same in Hell Square, where a woman died Saturday during a night of partying. The 25-year-old North Carolina native, Emily Fayssoux, had been inside No Fun on Ludlow Street. According to the New York Post, she sat on a couch and lost consciousness at […]

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CB3 to Consider Soho House 2-Story ‘Garden’ Expansion on Ludlow Street

Posted May 24, 2018 at 5:06 am

Open for exactly two years, Ludlow House is primed for major expansion on its namesake street. The members-only club proposes demolition of the south-adjacent building – Libation will close imminently – to make way for its Ludlow Garden concept. As previously reported, Ludlow Garden would occupy the ground and cellar levels of the new two-story […]

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