Ludlow Street

Despite Lockdown, ‘Bel-Fries’ Overcrowded Ludlow Street with a Major Party on Sunday

Last modified June 2, 2020 at 10:39 am

What lockdown? In Hell Square, it’s almost as if the last few months were in vain. Sunday afternoon saw an overflowing party for the opening Bel-Fries on Ludlow Street. It was seemingly planned for maximum marketing value, despite the COVID-19 lockdown. A “Miami style” event with luxury cars, deejay booth, professional photo rigs, and plenty […]

Man Seriously Injured in Stabbing at Ludlow and Delancey

Posted May 21, 2020 at 5:03 am

Cops say that a man was seriously injured in a stabbing on the fringe of Hell Square late Monday night. The twenty-something was stabbed in the “upper abdominal” area during an altercation with an unknown assailant near the northeast corner of Ludlow and Delancey Streets. The police report noted a “large pool of blood” on […]

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‘Tre’ on Ludlow Street Shares Images of Robbery Aftermath, Promises to Bounce Back

Posted May 15, 2020 at 5:19 am

Tre, the popular Italian restaurant on Ludlow Street, is literally picking up the pieces after a violent burglary late last month. A serial burglar, wanted in connection with more than a dozen commercial break-ins citywide, visited the Lower East Side the night of April 28, and busted into both Tre and Sakamai. From the former, […]

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Boozing on the Sidewalks of Hell Square with No Social Distancing

Posted May 13, 2020 at 5:00 am

It’s now a common sight. Drinking in groups on the streets – in daylight – is apparently the trend in Hell Square. So much for social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ludlow Street, near Stanton, in particular. A concerned neighbor on the block notes that businesses such as No Fun and El Sombrero are serving […]

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Additional ‘Open Streets’ Considered for the Lower East Side

Last modified May 12, 2020 at 7:13 am

More “Open Streets” are coming to the Lower East Side. The city’s bold initiative to trade traffic for safe pedestrian space is well underway. The goal is to reach one hundred miles of open roadbed to promote responsible activity and social distancing. Here on the Lower East Side, the streets of Hell Square made the […]

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Pianos ‘Closes Indefinitely,’ then Backtracks

Posted May 11, 2020 at 5:03 am

Pianos on the Lower East Side is flirting with permanent closure. That is the messaging coming from the Ludlow Street venue during this coronavirus shutdown. At least, in part. In an ominous update to patrons last week, Pianos ownership thanked customers for eighteen years of support and also noted that it would “close indefinitely.” But […]

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‘Open Streets’ Program on the Lower East Side Draws Local Criticism

Last modified May 11, 2020 at 8:48 am

As desolate city streets transform to pedestrian use, some locals are criticizing the implementation here on the Lower East Side. “Open Streets,” as the Mayor’s program is known, is the plan to restrict traffic flows, thereby creating free space to encourage social distancing during the COVID-19 crisis. The aim is lofty – 40 miles of […]

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Burglar on Citywide Spree Stole Booze and Cash from Popular Ludlow Street Restaurants

Posted May 8, 2020 at 5:02 am

Police are on the hunt for an opportunist who burglarized more than a dozen bars and restaurants across Manhattan during the coronavirus pandemic. Two of the commercial businesses hit were on the Lower East Side. The crook ripped off booze, cash and electronics as far north as Morningside Heights between April 21 and this past […]

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Here are the ‘Essential’ Area Liquor Stores Still Serving

Last modified April 24, 2020 at 2:57 pm

As the city began to shut down last month due to COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Cuomo mandates that only “essential” businesses could remain open as usual. Also deemed essential are liquor stores. And the following wine and spirits purveyors remain open (delivery and/or takeout) around the Lower East Side. Let us know what we missed. September […]

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Ludlow Street Italian Restaurant ‘Feeds the Frontline’ COVID-19 Workers with Daily Meals

Posted April 10, 2020 at 5:15 am

Ludlow Street Italian restaurant, Taverna di Bacco, recently announced the ambitious “Feed the Frontline” project. The program aims to serve daily meals to those folks fighting in the trenches against the novel coronavirus. More from their website: Our goal is to feed as many nurses, doctors, firemen, policemen, and paramedics as we can. They are working day in […]

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