Ludlow Street

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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Mini Rex ‘Sober’ Karaoke Bar Prepares for Fall Opening

Posted August 22, 2018 at 5:07 am

Mini Rex is almost a year-and-a-half in the making, yet is about a month from opening. Build-out work has been ongoing throughout the summer at 87 Ludlow Street, the former five-year home of Leftfield (d. September 2017). It is here, just south of Delancey, that co-founders Edouard Gave and Karin Elga will impart a two-store […]

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Report: Man Abducted Outside ‘Pianos’ on Ludlow, then Drugged and Robbed

Posted August 21, 2018 at 5:09 am

Two months ago, a man was forced into a car outside rowdy nightclub Pianos on Ludlow Street. Police say the abducted victim was then drugged and robbed before being dropped in the Bronx. They now seek the public’s help in identifying a person of interest. The incident went down at around 2am on June 22, […]

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Coalition of Block Associations Fight for SLA Enforcement in Saturated Areas

Last modified August 17, 2018 at 6:30 am

A broad coalition of block associations from across the Five Boroughs is fighting the state to help curb bar saturation in overloaded neighborhoods. Neighborhoods United – jumpstarted in the spring by the Lower East Side Dwellers – now counts 36 member groups on its roster, with the goal of forcing the State Liquor Authority to […]

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‘El Luchador’ on Ludlow Street is Gone After 2 Years

Posted August 7, 2018 at 5:00 am

El Luchador on Ludlow Street served its last taco. The Lower East Side spin-off of the South Street taco trailer called it quits last month. A fading, handwritten sign in the front door of 132 Ludlow announces that the establishment is “closed until further notice.” When we called up the original location for confirmation, an […]

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When it Comes to Lack of Noise Violations Against Bars, It’s All About that Bass

Posted July 19, 2018 at 5:04 am

When it comes to a purported lack of noise violation enforcement, as Meghan Trainor would say, it’s all about that bass, no treble. That’s reportedly the reason city inspectors aren’t issuing as many noise violations based on neighbor complaints, according to an investigative report by NBC New York. Anyone who’s lived above, adjacent to, or […]

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Ludlow Classic ‘Motor City Bar’ Closed 5 Years Ago [PHOTOS]

Posted June 29, 2018 at 5:08 am

Motor City Bar spent seventeen years on Ludlow Street before its demise back in 2013. Tomorrow marks five years since the gates shuttered on this Lower East Side classic. The well-worn dive opened on Ludlow back in 1996, when the block was still rough around the edges. In flux before the inevitable. Garage rock, sweat, […]

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