Ludlow Street

‘Holy Ground’ Smokehouse Readies Pop-up Picnic in Vacant Ludlow Street Lot

Posted June 27, 2019 at 5:07 am

The vacant lot might not have attracted a full-on food truck scene led by Schaller & Weber, but eats nevertheless are here at 159 Ludlow Street. Now that the gear from Sebastian ErraZuriz’s corporate space stunt is long gone, it’s apparently time for a cookout. Picnic tables and barbecues arrived in the resurfaced lot this […]

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‘Mikey’s Burger’ on Ludlow Street is out of Business

Posted June 27, 2019 at 5:03 am

Another Ludlow Street burger joint just called it quits. Six months shy of ten years on the block, Mikey’s Burger served its last. And rather suddenly, too. The gates are drawn at 134 Ludlow and topped with the token Misrahi Realty leasing signage. Mikey’s became something of a locals favorite after its debut in December […]

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Black Tap LES Melts After 2-Year Stint in Hell Square

Posted June 26, 2019 at 5:00 am

Just over two years to the day after its controversial debut in Hell Square, Black Tap LES is no more. The Ludlow Street outpost of the popular burgers-and-shakes chain went dark earlier this month. A spate of costly lawsuits, coupled with an apparent lack of foot traffic – locals were expecting hordes based on other […]

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With Libation Shuttered, Soho House’s ‘Ludlow Garden’ Plan Quietly Proceeds

Posted June 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

One year after word first broke, the demolition of Libation is nigh. The controversial Hell Square nightclub officially closed its doors last month after nearly two decades irking serving. Its clearance will ultimately yield a “garden annex” for the Ludlow House next door. Last spring, we reported that Soho House corporate planned to construct the […]

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Ludlow Street Walkup Sells for $21.5M

Last modified June 13, 2019 at 10:22 am

A six-story Ludlow Street walkup in the heart of Hell Square just changed hands. The twin tenements comprising 122-124 Ludlow sold last month for $21.5 million. Landlord Alan Luke cashed out after holding onto the property since the 1980s. Guess the time was ripe. There are forty apartments onsite, where a one-bedroom costs $3,000 and […]

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Woman Punched in the Face While Filming Fight on Ludlow Street

Posted May 6, 2019 at 5:03 am

Police said a woman was punched in the face while filming a fight on Ludlow Street early Saturday morning. The altercation reportedly happened between Rivington and Delancey shortly before 4am Saturday morning. A man knocked the iPhone from her hands and then another woman jumped out and punched the victim several times in the face, […]

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‘TR Crandall’ Brings Guitars Back to Ludlow Street

Posted May 3, 2019 at 5:07 am

Seemingly against the odds, a vintage guitar shop is now up and running on Ludlow Street, in the heart of Hell Square. Three-year-old TR Crandall Guitars moved to the fifth floor of 156 Ludlow Street at the beginning of the year. Under the radar, at that. The recent arrival of this throwback window signage makes […]

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Tsaôcaa & Bào Bubble Tea Spot Opens on Ludlow Street

Posted April 25, 2019 at 5:05 am

Three months after the Thai ice creamery, Juicy Spot, faded from Ludlow Street, another snack shop is now operational. This time, the M.O. is all things bubble tea. Tsaôcaa & Bào recently opened at 109 Ludlow, just north of Delancey Street. It describes itself as a bubble tea business that “strives for ultimate freshness and […]

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‘Local 138’ Sets Closing Day Ahead of Move to Orchard Street

Posted March 29, 2019 at 5:00 am

As a bar, if you can’t make it on Ludlow Street, move to Orchard Street. It seemed to work for Max Fish almost five years ago. And now Local 138 is doing the same. The dive bar is slated to close its twenty-three-year-old space at 138 Ludlow Street next month ahead of its relocation. Last day is […]

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Martin Keehn Boutique Celebrates New Home on Ludlow Street

Posted March 21, 2019 at 5:03 am

Menswear designer Martin Keehn began selling on the Lower East Side nine years ago. The boutique occupied a unique fractional address across from Seward Park – 27 1/2 Essex Street – until last summer. The eponymous store made the move around the corner to 53 Ludlow Street back in August. (This was the former home […]

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