Ludlow Street

Sharon Van Etten Revisits Long-Gone Lower East Side [VIDEO]

Posted January 9, 2019 at 5:07 am

Acclaimed artist Sharon Van Etten is set to release her next long-player, Remind Me Tomorrow, at the end of next week via Jagjaguar. The latest single, “Seventeen,” was released yesterday. The music video for “Seventeen” is a walk down memory lane for Van Etten, and her youth on the Lower East Side. According to director […]

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‘ConBody’ Relocates its Prison Workout Gym to Ludlow Street

Last modified January 2, 2019 at 3:38 pm

The day after New Year’s, it’s the perfect time to open a gym. Indeed, for the third time in as many years, prison workout gym ConBody is on the move. It just relocated a few blocks north to Hell Square from Broome Street. The new gym opens today on the second floor of the old […]

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DOH Shutters ‘Sweet Chick’ on Ludlow Street

Posted December 26, 2018 at 5:07 am

For the third time this year, Sweet Chick on Ludlow Street has fallen victim to a city-mandated closure. Department of Health inspectors showed up to the restaurant last week (December 19) and tallied a list of 86 violation points. Citation was rather serious – vermin on-premise and food prep areas tainted by “sewage or liquid […]

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Juicy Spot’s Thai Ice Cream Cafe on Ludlow Street Melts Away

Posted December 10, 2018 at 5:03 am

Juicy Spot no longer has a foothold in Hell Square. The Thai ice creamery at Ludlow Street recently folded after about four years on the block. A handwritten sign in the window redirects customers to the Chinatown locale at 33 Pell Street. Juicy Spot debuted on Ludlow Street in early 2015, and later expanded to […]

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DOH Shutters Van Leeuwen’s Ludlow Street Ice Cream Shop

Posted November 28, 2018 at 5:02 am

Van Leeuwen is not thankful for the Department of Health, it seems. The city agency dropped in on the Ludlow Street ice cream shop the day after Thanksgiving, and wielded its might. As a result, the location, which opened in October 2017, has been closed in the days since. According to public records, the year-old […]

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Schaller & Weber’s Proposed ‘Stube Ludlow’ Sausage Truck Causing Hell Square Heartburn

Posted November 27, 2018 at 5:03 am

If the stars align, there might soon be a food truck scene parked in the vacant lot at 159 Ludlow Street. The prospect of this outcome, however, is causing Hell Square heartburn for a majority of neighbors in the immediate vicinity. As first reported here last month, Schaller & Weber, the butcher founded on the […]

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With Little LES Outreach, Night Mayor Holds Another Meet and Greet Tomorrow Night [Updated]

Last modified November 27, 2018 at 1:47 pm

Newly appointed Night Mayor, Ariel Palitz, is headed home. The so-called victory lap – aka the “Office of Nightlife Listening Tour” – takes another lap tomorrow night. It is the fifth and final such gathering around the Five Boroughs in the last couple months, and as before, was barely publicized. Indeed, there has been virtually […]

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Anti-Amazon Mural Painted in ‘Prime’ Ludlow Street Lot

Posted November 26, 2018 at 5:03 am

Today, on the occasion of Cyber Monday, it’s worth strolling past the vacant lot at 159 Ludlow Street. It is here – this prime location – that area artist Adrian Wilson has painted another timely mural. This go-round, it’s a mural against Amazon, represented by an upside-down parcel with branded logo, forming a frown face. […]

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CB3 Appears Receptive to BID Involvement in Liquor Licensing, Despite Vehement Community Opposition

Last modified November 15, 2018 at 1:19 pm

Should local business improvement districts have a hand in the liquor license process? Last week, the SLA subcommittee of Community Board 3 heard a proposal by the Lower East Side Partnership that would see the business improvement district insert itself into the liquor license application process. Needless to say, the appearance on the agenda caused […]

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Crime is on the Rise in the Hell Square of Lower East Side

Last modified November 13, 2018 at 7:45 am

Hell Square is heating up, and residents remain caught in the crossfire. The booze-saturated party zone located in so-called “Sector C” – bounded by Clinton/Allen and Delancey/Houston – is seemingly becoming more dangerous. The most vocal block association in the vicinity, the LES Dwellers, crunched the crime numbers in a recent mailer to neighbors. Some […]

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