Ludlow Street

SLA Suspends SET LES Liquor License for Coronavirus-Related Violations

Last modified July 27, 2020 at 10:28 am

The State Liquor Authority last week issued liquor license suspensions to ten establishments in violation of coronavirus-related mandates, including one on the Lower East Side. Mere days after boisterous partying outside SET on Ludlow Street – with minimal distancing and few masks in sight – the state enacted a “compliance check” on the premises and […]

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On Ludlow Street, What Happened to Face Masks and Social Distancing?

Posted July 21, 2020 at 5:00 am

What pandemic? What warnings of resurgence? Party in the streets, wooo! Saturday night in Hell Square was a page from New Orleans, with crowding in the streets. Zero distancing, and barely a face mask in sight. Scenes like those shared below – with patrons outside repeat offenders SET LES and No Fun – are most […]

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Ludlow & Hester Nail Spa Fades from its Namesake Block

Posted July 9, 2020 at 5:06 am

Just as phase 3 of the city’s reopening gets going this week, one Lower East Side salon won’t be returning. Ludlow & Hester Nail Salon, located at 29 Ludlow Street, closed in March in observance of state guidelines for the coronavirus lockdown. Spa chairs inside the six-year-old spa lingered in the interim, awaiting clientele. Until […]

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Watch as Bandits with Crowbars Steal ATM on Ludlow Street [VIDEO]

Posted July 9, 2020 at 5:00 am

Bandits are certainly emboldened by the apparent sense of lawlessness around the Lower East Side these days. And Hell Square is no exception. Police say that on May 21, two African American males stole the ATM stationed outside El Sombrero at Ludlow and Stanton Streets. A witness reported seeing the crooks haul the entire machine […]

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How Might Phase 2 Outdoor Dining Affect the Oversaturated LES?

Posted June 19, 2020 at 5:00 am

The so-called Phase 2 of the reopening begins on Monday, and with it, the return of restaurant dining. Albeit modified. The “Open Restaurants” plan put forth by the city last week envisions outdoor seating to dot the streets and sidewalks through October. Also starting next month, restaurants can place seating on roads already closed to […]

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LES Partnership Again Encroaches on CB3 Liquor Committee

Posted June 17, 2020 at 5:07 am

For the second time in as many years, the question is posed, though the conditions on the ground are vastly different. Should local business improvement districts possess administrative input in the liquor license process? The Lower East Side Partnership briefly appeared on the Community Board 3 docket this month regarding a proposal to assist in “OP […]

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Despite Lockdown, ‘Bel-Fries’ Overcrowded Ludlow Street with a Major Party on Sunday

Last modified June 2, 2020 at 10:39 am

What lockdown? In Hell Square, it’s almost as if the last few months were in vain. Sunday afternoon saw an overflowing party for the opening Bel-Fries on Ludlow Street. It was seemingly planned for maximum marketing value, despite the COVID-19 lockdown. A “Miami style” event with luxury cars, deejay booth, professional photo rigs, and plenty […]

Man Seriously Injured in Stabbing at Ludlow and Delancey

Posted May 21, 2020 at 5:03 am

Cops say that a man was seriously injured in a stabbing on the fringe of Hell Square late Monday night. The twenty-something was stabbed in the “upper abdominal” area during an altercation with an unknown assailant near the northeast corner of Ludlow and Delancey Streets. The police report noted a “large pool of blood” on […]

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‘Tre’ on Ludlow Street Shares Images of Robbery Aftermath, Promises to Bounce Back

Posted May 15, 2020 at 5:19 am

Tre, the popular Italian restaurant on Ludlow Street, is literally picking up the pieces after a violent burglary late last month. A serial burglar, wanted in connection with more than a dozen commercial break-ins citywide, visited the Lower East Side the night of April 28, and busted into both Tre and Sakamai. From the former, […]

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Boozing on the Sidewalks of Hell Square with No Social Distancing

Posted May 13, 2020 at 5:00 am

It’s now a common sight. Drinking in groups on the streets – in daylight – is apparently the trend in Hell Square. So much for social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ludlow Street, near Stanton, in particular. A concerned neighbor on the block notes that businesses such as No Fun and El Sombrero are serving […]

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