Ludlow Street

Cuomo Signs New Law to Create State Liquor License Database

Posted October 8, 2019 at 5:01 am

Finally a ray of light for residents long plagued by bad operators with full liquor licenses. Last week, Governor Cuomo signed into law a bill sponsored by local New York State Senator Brad Hoylman and Assemblywoman Deborah Glick that requires the State Liquor Authority to create and maintain a public database of information specific to […]

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Xeno Zero Returns to Lower East Side with Ludlow Street Store

Posted October 2, 2019 at 5:07 am

Xeno Zero just made its Lower East Side rebound. Almost two years after Xeno Zero vacated Orchard Street, they’ve set up shop around the corner to 21 Ludlow. The ground level, which previously housed a gallery. The Xeno Zero game center has been a popular draw, attracting collectors and hardcore gamers for various competitions. The […]

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Ludlow House Expansion Proceeds with New Building Permits

Posted September 23, 2019 at 5:07 am

More movement on the Ludlow House expansion, which is still proceeding rather slowly. Libation closed its doors forever in May of this year. Demise of the bridge-and-tunnel club was hastened by Ludlow House next door, which aims to redevelop the property into a venue annex. (They are leasing the property.) The plan is more than […]

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Slate’s New Expanded Store at 151 Ludlow Nets a (Temporary) Tenant with ‘CHRISHABANA’

Posted September 4, 2019 at 5:08 am

The renovated, more expansive retail space at 151 Ludlow Street is primed for occupancy, but nothing permanent yet. The first entrant to occupy is a trendy jewelry pop-up for CHRISHABANA. Based in a studio at 80 Bowery, CHRISHABANA prides itself on being a “punk rock” fashion. “Since its debut in 2008, the label is known […]

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Lucien Bahaj, ‘Pink Pony’ and ‘Lucien’ Fixture, Dies at 74

Posted August 5, 2019 at 5:03 am

Another of the old neighborhood guard has passed on. Lucien Bahaj, the local icon behind Lower East Side favorites Lucien and the Pink Pony, died last week. He was 74. According to published reports, he died on July 29. The Moroccan-born Bahaj founded his eponymous French bistro on First Avenue in 1998. It was a […]

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Watch this Brazen Tagger Desecrate Louis Vuitton Logo on Ludlow Street

Posted July 19, 2019 at 5:05 am

It’s clear that the locals aren’t too thrilled with the invasive Louis Vuitton pop-up at Ludlow and Rivington Streets. And one brazen tagger proved it. Midday Wednesday, a youngster jumped onto the building’s garbage bin and quickly spray-painted over the company logo. The graffiti lasted for a couple hours before it was buffed away. As […]

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Here is a Look Inside the Green Louis Vuitton Store on Ludlow Street

Posted July 12, 2019 at 5:03 am

The well-heeled set were out in full force last night, preparing and partying for the arrival of Louis Vuitton on the Lower East Side. In Hell Square, no less. The entire northeast corner of Ludlow and Rivington Streets is daubed in neon green paint. From the facade to the garbage bags out front. Inside, the […]

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Louis Vuitton Officially Announces Itself in Hell Square

Posted July 10, 2019 at 5:00 am

Never thought you’d see the day? Louis Vuitton is making a big splash in Hell Square, as first reported here last week. The luxury retailer has since painted the northeast corner of Ludlow and Rivington Streets a lime green hue ahead of its short-term residency this month. With the 6,000-square-foot store, Louis Vuitton joins a […]

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Round Two Expands its Vintage Footprint in Hell Square

Posted July 3, 2019 at 5:04 am

Almost two years after landing on Stanton Street in Hell Square, vintage emporium Round Two doubled its reach. The business opened another store around the corner on Ludlow. The new shop, dubbed Vintage by Round Two, debuted last week at 138 Ludlow with much fanfare, and the requisite queue of eager shoppers. (Plus, hundreds of […]

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‘Holy Ground’ Smokehouse Readies Pop-up Picnic in Vacant Ludlow Street Lot

Posted June 27, 2019 at 5:07 am

The vacant lot might not have attracted a full-on food truck scene led by Schaller & Weber, but eats nevertheless are here at 159 Ludlow Street. Now that the gear from Sebastian ErraZuriz’s corporate space stunt is long gone, it’s apparently time for a cookout. Picnic tables and barbecues arrived in the resurfaced lot this […]

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