Ludlow Street

Tre Shuts Down for the Long Winter

Posted December 14, 2020 at 5:04 am

Today marks the beginning of the indoor dining shutdown announced by Governor Cuomo last week. The fallout from this COVID-19 related action will likely wreak further havoc on the struggling nightlife industry. For example, local Italian restaurant, Tre, is hibernating for the long winter. Rather than maintain its sidewalk eatery on Ludlow Street at high […]

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Dough Pizza Takes Over from ‘Champion’ at Ludlow Residence Dorm

Posted December 2, 2020 at 5:06 am

Pizza maven, Famous Hakki Akdeniz recently shut down his Champion Pizza outpost on Ludlow Street. Now, a likeminded successor is ready to swoop in. Dough Pizza, a new pizza business, just signed a lease for the 475 square-foot spot in the base of the School of Visual Arts skyscraper dormitory (aka Ludlow Residence). The restaurant […]

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SantaCon NYC Bar Crawl Canceled Due to COVID-19

Posted November 30, 2020 at 5:09 am

Santa Claus isn’t coming to town, after all. The novel coronavirus also came for SantaCon. The annual day of debauchery was canceled just like everything else in 2020. According to the official SantaCon website, all of the reindeer “Got the ‘rona,” scrapping the usual shitshow of costumed, drunken revelers parading around the city. “Once it […]

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City’s First Booze Free Bottle Shop Opens on Ludlow Street

Posted November 13, 2020 at 5:00 am

One of the most liquor-saturated areas in the city now boasts a first-of-its-kind, booze-free beverage shop. The new alcohol-free spirits store – dubbed Spirited Away – recently planted its flag at 153 Ludlow Street in Hell Square. Now open, the store serves a bevy of “virgin” beverages by region, including New York favorites like Rasasvada, […]

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No More Sizzle, as ‘Burger People’ Fizzles on Ludlow Street

Posted November 6, 2020 at 5:06 am

The Burger People are no longer slinging on Ludlow Street. The hole-in-the-wall grease pit – which replaced Mikey’s Burger earlier this year – shuttered without notice this week. It lasted a mere nine months at 134 Ludlow Street, no doubt a victim of these pandemic times. Burger People debuted in January of this year, picking […]

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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 […]