Ludlow Street

‘Open Streets’ Program on the Lower East Side Draws Local Criticism

Last modified May 11, 2020 at 8:48 am

As desolate city streets transform to pedestrian use, some locals are criticizing the implementation here on the Lower East Side. “Open Streets,” as the Mayor’s program is known, is the plan to restrict traffic flows, thereby creating free space to encourage social distancing during the COVID-19 crisis. The aim is lofty – 40 miles of […]

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Burglar on Citywide Spree Stole Booze and Cash from Popular Ludlow Street Restaurants

Posted May 8, 2020 at 5:02 am

Police are on the hunt for an opportunist who burglarized more than a dozen bars and restaurants across Manhattan during the coronavirus pandemic. Two of the commercial businesses hit were on the Lower East Side. The crook ripped off booze, cash and electronics as far north as Morningside Heights between April 21 and this past […]

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Here are the ‘Essential’ Area Liquor Stores Still Serving

Last modified April 24, 2020 at 2:57 pm

As the city began to shut down last month due to COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Cuomo mandates that only “essential” businesses could remain open as usual. Also deemed essential are liquor stores. And the following wine and spirits purveyors remain open (delivery and/or takeout) around the Lower East Side. Let us know what we missed. September […]

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Ludlow Street Italian Restaurant ‘Feeds the Frontline’ COVID-19 Workers with Daily Meals

Posted April 10, 2020 at 5:15 am

Ludlow Street Italian restaurant, Taverna di Bacco, recently announced the ambitious “Feed the Frontline” project. The program aims to serve daily meals to those folks fighting in the trenches against the novel coronavirus. More from their website: Our goal is to feed as many nurses, doctors, firemen, policemen, and paramedics as we can. They are working day in […]

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New 12-Story Development to Rise Across from Essex Crossing on Ludlow Street

Posted April 1, 2020 at 5:08 am

Nevermind the pandemic at the doorstep, more development must happen on the Lower East Side. New construction permits were filed this week for a twelve-story mid-block development directly across from the International School of Photography. The property in question is 89-91 Ludlow Street, two parcels which last year changed hands for $12.3 million. The filing […]

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Report: Los Feliz Denied Patron with Valid Puerto Rico ID

Posted March 4, 2020 at 5:05 am

An NYU senior was denied entry into Hell Square haunt, Los Feliz, last weekend because her Puerto Rican ID wasn’t deemed valid at the door. Rebecca Gelpí, who is over 21 and studying journalism, was out with a group of friends, but her legal identification wasn’t enough for the bouncer. According to a dispatch in […]

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‘Bel Fries’ Nears Opening on Ludlow Street

Posted February 14, 2020 at 5:03 am

The plywood is deposed, revealing the second fast-fry joint for Hell Square. Indeed, it took eighteen months, and several different murals on its shed, but Bel Fries is pretty much ready to go at 132 Ludlow Street. When we first broke word of its arrival in September 2018, we had been told it was called […]

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Ludlow House Begins Demolition of Libation for its New ‘Garden’

Last modified February 6, 2020 at 1:12 pm

For the first time in nearly two decades, there is no longer any evidence of Libation on Ludlow Street. The club closed last May and its identity is erased. Indeed, branded sign casing was trashed in a dumpster yesterday as demolition commences at 137 Ludlow. It is here that the Ludlow House breaks ground on […]

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Bubble Tea Goes Belly up on Ludlow Street

Posted January 27, 2020 at 5:03 am

On Ludlow Street, Tsaôcaa & Bào Follows Juicy Spot into the ground. The bubble tea and munchies spot closed down less than nine months from launch. And just a few months after it rebranded itself as Hey Tea & Hey Chick. Its Hell Square occupancy came to conclusion at the end of the year. Signage […]

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Michelin-Star Chef Bringing Omakase to Former Black Tap on Ludlow Street

Posted January 17, 2020 at 5:00 am

From shakes to sushi. After the epic bomb that was Black Tap, 177 Ludlow Street is now taking a more upscale tack. Omakase, which is Japanese dining for the ultra-luxe set. Real Estate Weekly has the scoop, reporting that a new mystery tenant, who currently owns and operates eight restaurants in New York and Tokyo, […]

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