Ludlow Street

Mahfar’s ‘REAL New York’ Brokerage Moves up Ludlow Street

Posted February 8, 2018 at 5:12 am

Samy Mahfar’s in-house real estate brokerage, REAL New York, is on the move and will relocate up the block. The retail office has been headquartered in the ground floor of 143 Ludlow Street ever since the controversial landlord acquired the tenement in 2012 for $5.2 million and began upscaling (at the expense of longtime tenants […]

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Until Gas is Restored, Sweet Chick LES will Serve ‘Chicka’ Waffle Tacos

Posted January 29, 2018 at 5:15 am

For Sweet Chick at 178 Ludlow Street, the closure last week was not related to “electric” issues, but rather the gas lines. However, instead of sitting on proverbial hands during this city-mandated timeout, co-owner John Seymour is reopening the restaurant with a gas-less taco concept called Sweet Chicka. The PR spin here is that the […]

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This Real Estate Listing for River Coyote Embraces ‘Hell Square’ as Selling Point

Posted January 26, 2018 at 5:00 am

The River Coyote wine and coffee bar on Ludlow Street is on death’s door. Don’t believe the sign on the front door pinning closure on “repairs,” as the space is already on the market. In the end, River Coyote lasted barely a year since taking over the lease for the likewise sparsely populated predecessor, Amuse Wine […]

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Why Doesn’t CB3 Want to Talk About the Comprehensive Alcohol Outlet Density Resolution?

Posted January 24, 2018 at 9:44 am

For a community board whose district is overrun with liquor licenses and quality-of-life fallout, it’s somewhat striking why its leaders wouldn’t stand behind a draft resolution that attacks the issue head-on. Nevertheless, that appears to be the state of affairs at Community Board 3; same old, same, old. At stake is a resolution that the […]

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‘Electrical Issue’ Sidelines Ludlow Street’s Sweet Chick Indefinitely

Posted January 22, 2018 at 5:12 am

Celebrity-backed Sweet Chick has been closed and on the ropes for the last three days. Apparently, there were some unspecified “electrical issues,” and Con Edison came to shut down the waffles-and-chicken restaurant just before the busy rush on Friday evening. Computer printouts taped to the vestibule say the same – that it’s closed “temporarily” and […]

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Michael Shah Spent $19M on this Hell Square Tenement Building

Posted January 19, 2018 at 5:11 am

On Wednesday, we reported that Michael Shah (Delshah Capital) picked up the Hell Square tenement at 138 Ludlow Street. With the transaction now public, it appears the controversial landlord paid $19 million for the property. Spending that kind of coin on a pre-war walkup means one thing. The requisite upscaling to luxury living. “Despite its […]

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Michael Shah Scoops up 138 Ludlow Street in Hell Square

Posted January 17, 2018 at 5:00 am

Fresh off the failed bid to score a liquor license for Dos Cientos, news comes down the pike today about landlord Michael Shah acquiring a Hell Square walk-up building. His DelShah Capital firm reportedly purchased 138-140 Ludlow Street under the shell company “DS 138 Ludlow LLC.” The sale just closed, so final price has yet […]

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Hell Square Hell: Inside 151-153 Ludlow Street During Slate’s Luxury Conversion [Updated]

Last modified January 19, 2018 at 7:33 am

[Updated below] It’s construction hell for these Hell Square tenements. The side-by-side properties comprising 151-153 Ludlow Street are together amidst an upgrade, with tenants apparently in the crossfire. Another play on the same old song and dance. Rivington House co-owner Slate Property Group purchased the two buildings for $12.5 million over the summer and plotted […]

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‘El Luchador’ on Ludlow Street Closes After Burst Water Pipe

Posted January 5, 2018 at 5:08 am

This weather is taking no prisoners. El Luchador, the taco shack at 132 Ludlow Street, closed earlier this week due to a burst water pipe in the building. The announcement is posted behind the drawn security gate, alongside a Department of Health closure notice. The DOH came by and closed the place on Wednesday. It’s […]

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After 43 Years on Grand Street, Seward Park Liquors is Moving to Ludlow

Posted January 2, 2018 at 5:03 am

In the coming weeks, Seward Park Liquors will leave its namesake territory. The Seward Park Co-op board ultimately voted against renewing their retail lease back in April after more than 43 years at the base of the residential complex. However, owner John DeBlasio is in the process of moving the business just a few blocks […]

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