Ludlow Street

NYPD Releases Surveillance Video of Suspect in Attempted Rape on Ludlow Street

Posted March 13, 2018 at 5:07 am

Police are actively pursuing a suspect wanted for an attempted rape in the doorway of 127 Ludlow Street (next to SET L.E.S.) late last month. The 7th Precinct this week released surveillance of the suspect. As previously reported, the female victim allegedly got into a fight with her boyfriend, who subsequently left in a huff. […]

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It’ll Take Seattle’s KEXP Over 4 Months to Play Every Sub Pop Records Release

Posted March 12, 2018 at 5:08 am

Seminal Seattle-based indie rock imprint, Sub Pop Records, turns thirty-years-old this August. To celebrate the momentus occasion, the city’s left-of-the-dial station KEXP will embark on a “four-month retrospective.” What that means is that DJs will play the label’s approximately 1,200 releases from now through the end of July. The math on that is roughly an […]

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City Appoints Ariel Palitz as First ‘Night Mayor’

Posted March 8, 2018 at 5:02 am

Ariel Palitz, a longtime fixture of local nightlife, was just appointed to the newly created “Night Mayor” position. The primary responsibility of Night Mayor, as part of the Office of Nightlife, is to grow the industry while serving as liaison to the communities affected by it. Nowhere is that more apparent than on the Lower […]

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Hell Square Walkup on Ludlow Street Fetches $10M

Posted March 7, 2018 at 5:03 am

Two weeks ago, we reported that 175 Ludlow Street had changed hands for an undisclosed amount. Now the full price is available. According to public records, the five-story Hell Square walkup fetched a handsome $10 million. Residents of the old tenement received a notice from the new ownership that also confirmed the transaction. Both sources […]

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Hell Square Hits Peak Pizza Saturation with 11th Pizza Parlor

Posted March 2, 2018 at 5:00 am

There are nine pizza parlors currently operating within the eight-square-block confines of Hell Square. And two more are on the way. Given the numbers, it’s probably safe to say that this area is at peak pizza saturation. Elder statesman Rosario’s Pizza, located at the northwest corner of Orchard and Stanton Streets, is definitely the longest […]

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Woman Sexually Assaulted on Ludlow Street Early Yesterday Morning

Posted February 28, 2018 at 5:00 am

The creeps are prowling Hell Square. Yesterday morning, a woman was reportedly sexually assaulted outside 127 Ludlow Street in Hell Square. The indecent incident occurred around 6am, and explains the police presence near the entrance of SET L.E.S. sports bar shortly thereafter. According to sources at the 7th Precinct, the woman got into a fight with […]

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No Gas for Sweet Chick’s Upstairs Neighbors the Last Week

Posted February 27, 2018 at 5:06 am

The scene outside Sweet Chick is indicative of the situation within. Con Edison has been parked outside 178 Ludlow Street for weeks, addressing an ambiguous gas issue related to the restaurant. Digging beneath the pavement with machinery. What we do know is that Sweet Chick, co-owned by Nas and John Seymour, was cited last month […]

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175 Ludlow Street Sells to NJ Steel Supplier

Posted February 23, 2018 at 5:03 am

Lately, real estate is trading rather briskly in the confines of Hell Square. At least four area buildings sold since last summer. Time to add another onto the heap. Word crossed our desk this week that 175 Ludlow Street, just south of Houston, likewise changed hands. Residents there received a notice from the new ownership […]

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Police Release Details on ‘Pianos’ Slashing Suspect

Posted February 15, 2018 at 5:09 am

Police yesterday released an image of the man wanted for slashing a patron at Pianos last weekend (February 11). James Mercado of the Bronx, age 27, entered the bar in the early morning hours with his friend and girlfriend. When she began kissing another guy, a tourist from France, Mercado allegedly smashed a glass cup […]

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Kissing Leads to Slashing at Pianos Bar on Ludlow Street

Posted February 12, 2018 at 5:08 am

Smooch for a slash. A patron of Pianos was slashed across the face early Sunday morning after kissing a girl at the bar, police confirmed. Cops say the victim, a man from France, was reportedly smooching a girl he just met, when some other dude smashed him in the face with a glass/bottle. The impact […]

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