Ludlow Street

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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Ludlow Street Home of Bulgarian Bar Pitched for $13M

Posted October 15, 2020 at 5:05 am

The three-story tenement housing the so-called Bulgarian Bar is now on the market. The recent arrival of a large ad banner at 113 Ludlow Street is evidence enough. EXP Realty is the brokerage of record, listing the property for a handsome $13.5 million. It’s pitched as a development opportunity: Investors, Developers and Builders welcome to the […]

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SLA Reinstates SET LES Liquor License

Posted October 13, 2020 at 5:04 am

Two months after the state came down hard on SET LES for coronavirus related violations, the Hell Square haunt is back on the scene. The State Liquor Authority last week reinstated the liquor license at 127 Ludlow Street on an appeal from ownership. We’re told that the business settled on a fine of $30,000, allowing […]

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The New ‘Sourdough Bakery’ Slinging Breads on Ludlow Street

Posted October 8, 2020 at 5:00 am

The unique storefront at the confluence of Ludlow, Canal, and Division Streets boasts a new bakery. Mel opened at 1 Ludlow Street in early September, but you might not know it. While the exterior received a coat of navy blue, the blinds are usually drawn during the day. It is here that baker Nora Allen, […]

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Getting by: Hugging Trees with Vicki Rovere on Ludlow Street

Posted September 30, 2020 at 5:08 am

In our ongoing series “Getting By,” Lower East Side residents and business owners share, in their own words, how they’re navigating the new normal of pandemic times. In this installment, operator of the longtime Ludlow Street Free Store, Vicki Rovere, penned her thoughts. I live alone, and after a while in lockdown, I really hankered […]

No Fun Facade Pulled Down in ATM Heist on Ludlow Street

Posted September 2, 2020 at 5:00 am

The windowed facade of No Fun collapsed early yesterday morning as a result of a cash box heist. Police sources say that one or more robbers ripped the store ATM from the premises at 4:15am Tuesday morning. The force from its removal – purportedly pried with a white van – was apparently enough to bring […]

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Is ‘No Fun’ No More on Ludlow Street?

Posted August 27, 2020 at 5:00 am

Is Hell Square hotspot, No Fun, no more? Hell Square denizens are quick to note that the Ludlow Street nightclub, which had been operational this summer, is silent. For instance, last Saturday night – prime time – the bar was shuttered. People loitered out front, but not paying customers. Perhaps most telling, though, was the […]

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SLA Cancels SET Liquor License Over Coronavirus Safety Violations on Ludlow Street

Last modified August 17, 2020 at 9:47 am

Hell Square is now without one of its more problematic establishments. The State Liquor Authority last week canceled the license of SET LES, which had been suspended in July for coronavirus-related violations. The agency held a special assembly on August 12 to consider whether to allow several establishments to reopen that had been shut down […]

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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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