Ludlow Street

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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‘Mikey’s Burger’ on Ludlow Street is out of Business

Posted June 27, 2019 at 5:03 am

Another Ludlow Street burger joint just called it quits. Six months shy of ten years on the block, Mikey’s Burger served its last. And rather suddenly, too. The gates are drawn at 134 Ludlow and topped with the token Misrahi Realty leasing signage. Mikey’s became something of a locals favorite after its debut in December […]

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Black Tap LES Melts After 2-Year Stint in Hell Square

Posted June 26, 2019 at 5:00 am

Just over two years to the day after its controversial debut in Hell Square, Black Tap LES is no more. The Ludlow Street outpost of the popular burgers-and-shakes chain went dark earlier this month. A spate of costly lawsuits, coupled with an apparent lack of foot traffic – locals were expecting hordes based on other […]

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With Libation Shuttered, Soho House’s ‘Ludlow Garden’ Plan Quietly Proceeds

Posted June 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

One year after word first broke, the demolition of Libation is nigh. The controversial Hell Square nightclub officially closed its doors last month after nearly two decades irking serving. Its clearance will ultimately yield a “garden annex” for the Ludlow House next door. Last spring, we reported that Soho House corporate planned to construct the […]

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Ludlow Street Walkup Sells for $21.5M

Last modified June 13, 2019 at 10:22 am

A six-story Ludlow Street walkup in the heart of Hell Square just changed hands. The twin tenements comprising 122-124 Ludlow sold last month for $21.5 million. Landlord Alan Luke cashed out after holding onto the property since the 1980s. Guess the time was ripe. There are forty apartments onsite, where a one-bedroom costs $3,000 and […]

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