Ludlow Street

‘Winky Lux’ Offers its Millennial Makeup Options at New Ludlow Street Store

Posted October 18, 2017 at 5:08 am

Hood by Air is gone with the wind, and Winky Lux took advantage. For the last year-and-change, Lower East Side-based street fashion collective Hood by Air counted 69 Ludlow Street as home. And in secret fashion, as is their usual motive. The ten-year-old brand secured the spot in February 2016, and for a brief moment, […]

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Van Leeuwen’s Ludlow Street Ice Cream Shop is Now Open

Posted October 13, 2017 at 9:36 am

More artisanal, Instagram-ready ice cream is now for sale on Ludlow Street, swapping strings for cones. Indeed, Brooklyn-based Van Leeuwen debuted at 172 Ludlow last Saturday, taking the place of the onetime stalwart Ludlow Guitars. Until now, the space had been a dormancy in the wake of their relocation to the South Street Seaport. In […]

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The Metrograph Exhumes Stephen King Films for New October Scarefest

Posted October 12, 2017 at 5:08 am

Stephen King fans are in for a real treat this month. If floating through the recent rendition of It: Chapter One wasn’t enough to satiate the fear palate, well, fear not. The bard of horror who has kept us up walking the floors at night is returning to the silver screen once again. Locally. The Metrograph […]

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‘La Margarita Pizza’ Moves into the Old Taquitoria on Ludlow Street

Posted October 12, 2017 at 5:04 am

The red storefront canopy has been in place since last May, but only now are we seeing activity at 168 Ludlow Street. Indeed, La Margarita Pizza, which currently occupies 151 Ludlow, will open its replacement location today. Employees readying the space confirmed the news. We were previously informed that the two pizza parlors will sling slices […]

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See Renderings of the New International Center of Photography at Essex Crossing [PHOTO]

Posted October 10, 2017 at 5:14 am

Yesterday afternoon, the International Center of Photography confirmed its plans for the Essex Crossing mega-development. Word had leaked over the weekend that the city-based institution is under contract to purchase a pair of commercial condo units at 242 Broome Street (aka Site 1). The new digs will offer enough real estate to combine both the […]

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Leftfield Bar Ends Ludlow Street Run; Mini Rex ‘Dry Karaoke’ up Next?

Posted September 28, 2017 at 5:16 am

For the last few days, the gates of Leftfield bar on Ludlow Street have been drawn. Signal, in fact, that the five-year-old operation is out of business. And it was apparently able to sell off its assets. Indeed, a bartender onsite recently revealed that Saturday night will be the last, that the business itself was […]

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‘Waypoint’ Offers Video Games and Coffee on Ludlow Street

Posted September 27, 2017 at 5:00 am

Caffeine and video games go hand in hand. Waypoint, a new cafe that marries the two, is now serving on Ludlow Street. The last series of tenants at 65 Ludlow Street were of the gallery ilk, neither of which really made an indelible mark in the area. Into that recent void comes Waypoint, which is […]

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‘Van Leeuwen’ to Open LES Artisanal Ice Cream Shop on Ludlow Street Next Month

Posted September 21, 2017 at 5:00 am

It’s been over a year since the music died at 172 Ludlow Street. That’s when Ludlow Guitars decamped from the Lower East Side after spending seventeen years on the block. Now its former Hell Square headquarters – where the business had moved in 2010 – is to become a trendy ice cream parlor. Artisanal ice […]

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Rat Castle Retail Hits the Market for $4M

Posted September 19, 2017 at 5:09 am

The notorious “Rat Castle” building on Ludlow Street is back in the news. This time for something as innocuous as a real estate listing. Indeed, the owner of the ground-floor commercial condo at 179 Ludlow Street is looking to sell. The 1,650 square-foot space, currently home to national salon chain Drybar, is going for just […]

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CB3 Bristles at ‘Hell Square’ Designation in Controversial Liquor Saturation Panel

Last modified September 13, 2017 at 12:57 pm

Whenever the subject of liquor licenses in Hell Square is raised, conversations are heated and tempers flare. One need only attend the monthly SLA subcommittee meeting for confirmation, or, as it happens, a hearing to discuss bar saturation on the Lower East Side. Such was the case last night during the scheduled panel about “Alcohol […]

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