Ludlow Street

‘Bel Fries’ Nears Opening on Ludlow Street

Posted February 14, 2020 at 5:03 am

The plywood is deposed, revealing the second fast-fry joint for Hell Square. Indeed, it took eighteen months, and several different murals on its shed, but Bel Fries is pretty much ready to go at 132 Ludlow Street. When we first broke word of its arrival in September 2018, we had been told it was called […]

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Ludlow House Begins Demolition of Libation for its New ‘Garden’

Last modified February 6, 2020 at 1:12 pm

For the first time in nearly two decades, there is no longer any evidence of Libation on Ludlow Street. The club closed last May and its identity is erased. Indeed, branded sign casing was trashed in a dumpster yesterday as demolition commences at 137 Ludlow. It is here that the Ludlow House breaks ground on […]

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Bubble Tea Goes Belly up on Ludlow Street

Posted January 27, 2020 at 5:03 am

On Ludlow Street, Tsaôcaa & Bào Follows Juicy Spot into the ground. The bubble tea and munchies spot closed down less than nine months from launch. And just a few months after it rebranded itself as Hey Tea & Hey Chick. Its Hell Square occupancy came to conclusion at the end of the year. Signage […]

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Michelin-Star Chef Bringing Omakase to Former Black Tap on Ludlow Street

Posted January 17, 2020 at 5:00 am

From shakes to sushi. After the epic bomb that was Black Tap, 177 Ludlow Street is now taking a more upscale tack. Omakase, which is Japanese dining for the ultra-luxe set. Real Estate Weekly has the scoop, reporting that a new mystery tenant, who currently owns and operates eight restaurants in New York and Tokyo, […]

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Beastie Boys and Spike Jonze Announce New Documentary for Apple+

Posted January 16, 2020 at 5:03 am

Apple yesterday announced that a new Beastie Boys documentary is coming to its Apple+ platform this spring. Right alongside the 26th anniversary of Ill Communication. Beastie Boys Story is just that – the history of the band as told by surviving members Mike D. and Adam “Ad Rock” Horovitz. It’s based on the bestselling Beastie Boys […]

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On Ludlow Street, ‘Burger People’ Picks up Where Mikey’s Left Off

Posted January 16, 2020 at 5:00 am

For those who missed Mikey’s Burger on Ludlow Street, the original owner is back with more of the same. Burger People opened shop at 134 Ludlow earlier this week. The room itself has been lightly updated with a new luncheonette feel. The menu has everything you would expect – burgers, franks, fries, and milkshakes. Owner […]

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Another Events Space Called SOMMwhere Rises on Ludlow Street

Posted December 6, 2019 at 5:07 am

Once an events space, always an event space. That’s the story at 48 Ludlow Street where a new one just opened. What was the Koala Farm studio for a brief moment is now SOMMwhere. It opened last weekend, pitching itself as a “stylish and sustainable escape” for your next shindig. The media advisory is longer […]

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Racy Photo on Female Gaze Turns Heads on Ludlow Street

Posted November 26, 2019 at 5:07 am

The Richard Taittinger Gallery on Ludlow Street is turning heads. You may have noticed the racy photo of a female butt wearing see-through panties, with the message across her lower back reading – “this is not consent.” In other words, dressing a certain way doesn’t give permission for sex. As Commentary on the female gaze, […]

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Essex Crossing Adjacent Properties on Ludlow Street Fetch $12M

Posted November 15, 2019 at 5:00 am

Change may soon come to the Chinese food wholesaler at 89-91 Ludlow Street. The dual property just changed hands this month for $12.3 million. Buyer of record is an LLC linked to Brooklyn’s Xiaoling Huang. The two parcels in question, comprising a three-story commercial building and the adjacent lot where wholesaler C&L Restaurant Supply currently […]

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A Shovel Graveyard and the American Dream on Ludlow Street

Last modified October 31, 2019 at 7:32 am

More art for the vacant lot at 159 Ludlow Street. This time, it’s a collection of colored shovels arranged to mimic a cemetery. The headstone of the middle shovel carries the loaded message of “American Dream.” It’s a dual commentary on gentrification and on the billion-dollar indoor amusement park that opened at the Meadowlands this […]

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