Ludlow Street

CB3 Appears Receptive to BID Involvement in Liquor Licensing, Despite Vehement Community Opposition

Last modified November 15, 2018 at 1:19 pm

Should local business improvement districts have a hand in the liquor license process? Last week, the SLA subcommittee of Community Board 3 heard a proposal by the Lower East Side Partnership that would see the business improvement district insert itself into the liquor license application process. Needless to say, the appearance on the agenda caused […]

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Crime is on the Rise in the Hell Square of Lower East Side

Last modified November 13, 2018 at 7:45 am

Hell Square is heating up, and residents remain caught in the crossfire. The booze-saturated party zone located in so-called “Sector C” – bounded by Clinton/Allen and Delancey/Houston – is seemingly becoming more dangerous. The most vocal block association in the vicinity, the LES Dwellers, crunched the crime numbers in a recent mailer to neighbors. Some […]

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New Yorkers Vote Overwhelmingly to Impose Community Board Term Limits

Posted November 8, 2018 at 5:04 am

The people of New York City have spoken, and it’s in favor of term limits for community boards. The populace voted Tuesday in favor of the controversial “Proposal 3,” which imposes an eight-year term limit on the volunteer members sitting on community boards around the Five Boroughs (i.e. four consecutive two-year terms, but can rejoin […]

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Lower East Side Partnership Seeks More Active Role in Area Liquor Licenses

Posted November 1, 2018 at 5:03 am

It appears as though the Lower East Side Partnership is looking to influence the liquor license process on the local level. The business improvement district will present a policy proposal to Community Board 3 next week that would grant it the ability to pre-screen full liquor license applications that go before the advisory body each […]

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‘Schaller & Weber’ Hopes to Park Food Trucks in Vacant Ludlow Street Lot

Posted October 31, 2018 at 12:05 pm

The dormant Ludlow Street lot popularized by Banksy five years ago, which continues to showcase unique murals, might soon attract the foodie crowd. Schaller & Weber, the butcher founded on the Upper East Side in 1937 by namesakes Ferdinand Schaller and Tony Weber, hopes to park a Schaller Stube food truck in the empty lot. […]

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Cops After Candy Thieves Who Hurt Ludlow Bodega Clerk

Posted October 2, 2018 at 5:07 am

Police are looking for two teenagers who robbed a Hell Square bodega on Thursday night. Shortly after 11:30pm that night, the duo tried to lift candy bars and a Snapple drink from the shelves of the M.A. Grocery at 127 Ludlow Street. When the clerk tried to intervene, they kicked him in the leg then […]

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With El Luchador Gone, it’s More Fries for Ludlow Street

Posted September 14, 2018 at 5:00 am

Over at 132 Ludlow Street, it’s one fast-food concept to another. With the two-year-old El Luchador outpost dead and gone, a new Belgian fries joint is about to get cookin. A tipster happened upon the store earlier this week, and gleaned that something called Belles Frites (name might be best guess) is poised to open here. […]

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Police Seek Suspect in Violent Holdup of Seward Park Liquors

Posted September 11, 2018 at 5:09 am

Open barely a month and the relocated Seward Park Liquors is held up. Police are searching for the suspect, who also struck a Greenwich Village shoe store. Sunday afternoon at around 12:45, the perp entered the Ludlow Street liquor store and began threatening the clerk – owner John DeBlasio’s son – with a wine bottle. […]

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An EKG Mural on Ludlow Street as Commentary on Richard Prince

Posted September 10, 2018 at 5:02 am

Copying a copier who copies. That’s the gist of this new mural in the vacant lot at 159 Ludlow Street. Street artist Adrian Wilson a few weeks ago replaced his two-year-old effort – “You’re here, now what?” – with a spoof on controversial creative Richard Prince. The mural is a life-size Instagram recreation of Prince’s […]

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Displaced Seward Park Liquors Reopens on Ludlow Street

Posted August 27, 2018 at 5:09 am

The lower third of Ludlow Street now has its first liquor store. And a familiar one, at that. Seward Park Liquors just returned to the fray, having reopened in its new space at 53 Ludlow Street. Doors are open, booze in the window, shelves stocked to the ceiling, and identical illuminated signage hangs above the […]

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