Ludlow Street

Bank of America Inside Ludlow Street Dorm Temporarily Closes

Posted February 18, 2021 at 5:02 am

The Bank of America at Ludlow and Delancey Streets – the anchor commercial tenant in the Ludlow Residence dorm – has gone dark. At least for the time being. The bank branch had been open through the pandemic on limited hours, but recently decided to close shop. A sign announcing the temporary closure is pasted […]

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Looking at the New Ludlow House Annex Atop Demolished Libation Site

Posted January 15, 2021 at 5:00 am

Well, that was quick. With Libation excised from the Lower East Side, the hole is now filled. Taken over by Ludlow House. The building at 137 Ludlow Street was demolished last year, and replaced in a matter of months. In fact, it’s already operational. The architecture of this one-story newcomer mirrors design elements of its […]

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‘OhK-Dog’ Brings Korean Style Hot Dogs to Hell Square

Posted January 6, 2021 at 5:15 am

A Korean spin on a German classic is now operational in Hell Square. OhK Dog set up shop last weekend at 159 Ludlow Street, converting the former dollar pizzeria into a Korean hot dog dispensary. The newcomer specializes in the popular Korean street food of “rice dogs,” which are deep-fried frankfurters on a stick and […]

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LES Business Owners Hold Toy Drive for Homeless Kids in Local Hotel Shelters

Posted December 21, 2020 at 5:00 am

An instance of those in need helping out those in need. Despite the ongoing financial hardships of 2020, several small businesses on the Lower East Side, along with City Council candidate Christopher Marte, have come together to host a toy drive this holiday season for 200 kids living in local homeless shelters. The owners of […]

Tre Shuts Down for the Long Winter

Posted December 14, 2020 at 5:04 am

Today marks the beginning of the indoor dining shutdown announced by Governor Cuomo last week. The fallout from this COVID-19 related action will likely wreak further havoc on the struggling nightlife industry. For example, local Italian restaurant, Tre, is hibernating for the long winter. Rather than maintain its sidewalk eatery on Ludlow Street at high […]

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Dough Pizza Takes Over from ‘Champion’ at Ludlow Residence Dorm

Posted December 2, 2020 at 5:06 am

Pizza maven, Famous Hakki Akdeniz recently shut down his Champion Pizza outpost on Ludlow Street. Now, a likeminded successor is ready to swoop in. Dough Pizza, a new pizza business, just signed a lease for the 475 square-foot spot in the base of the School of Visual Arts skyscraper dormitory (aka Ludlow Residence). The restaurant […]

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SantaCon NYC Bar Crawl Canceled Due to COVID-19

Posted November 30, 2020 at 5:09 am

Santa Claus isn’t coming to town, after all. The novel coronavirus also came for SantaCon. The annual day of debauchery was canceled just like everything else in 2020. According to the official SantaCon website, all of the reindeer “Got the ‘rona,” scrapping the usual shitshow of costumed, drunken revelers parading around the city. “Once it […]

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City’s First Booze Free Bottle Shop Opens on Ludlow Street

Posted November 13, 2020 at 5:00 am

One of the most liquor-saturated areas in the city now boasts a first-of-its-kind, booze-free beverage shop. The new alcohol-free spirits store – dubbed Spirited Away – recently planted its flag at 153 Ludlow Street in Hell Square. Now open, the store serves a bevy of “virgin” beverages by region, including New York favorites like Rasasvada, […]

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No More Sizzle, as ‘Burger People’ Fizzles on Ludlow Street

Posted November 6, 2020 at 5:06 am

The Burger People are no longer slinging on Ludlow Street. The hole-in-the-wall grease pit – which replaced Mikey’s Burger earlier this year – shuttered without notice this week. It lasted a mere nine months at 134 Ludlow Street, no doubt a victim of these pandemic times. Burger People debuted in January of this year, picking […]

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Woman Punches Uber Driver in the Face on Ludlow Street

Posted October 27, 2020 at 5:11 am

A woman jumped into an Uber on Ludlow Street and assaulted the driver, police said. On Sunday night, approximately 10:00pm, the woman entered the cab outside 121 Ludlow Street, unwarranted, and allegedly punched the driver in the face. He sustained a fat lip, and is otherwise okay. It’s unclear what prompted the belligerence. However, the […]

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