Ludlow Street

See Renderings of the New International Center of Photography at Essex Crossing [PHOTO]

Posted October 10, 2017 at 5:14 am

Yesterday afternoon, the International Center of Photography confirmed its plans for the Essex Crossing mega-development. Word had leaked over the weekend that the city-based institution is under contract to purchase a pair of commercial condo units at 242 Broome Street (aka Site 1). The new digs will offer enough real estate to combine both the […]

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Leftfield Bar Ends Ludlow Street Run; Mini Rex ‘Dry Karaoke’ up Next?

Posted September 28, 2017 at 5:16 am

For the last few days, the gates of Leftfield bar on Ludlow Street have been drawn. Signal, in fact, that the five-year-old operation is out of business. And it was apparently able to sell off its assets. Indeed, a bartender onsite recently revealed that Saturday night will be the last, that the business itself was […]

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‘Waypoint’ Offers Video Games and Coffee on Ludlow Street

Posted September 27, 2017 at 5:00 am

Caffeine and video games go hand in hand. Waypoint, a new cafe that marries the two, is now serving on Ludlow Street. The last series of tenants at 65 Ludlow Street were of the gallery ilk, neither of which really made an indelible mark in the area. Into that recent void comes Waypoint, which is […]

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‘Van Leeuwen’ to Open LES Artisanal Ice Cream Shop on Ludlow Street Next Month

Posted September 21, 2017 at 5:00 am

It’s been over a year since the music died at 172 Ludlow Street. That’s when Ludlow Guitars decamped from the Lower East Side after spending seventeen years on the block. Now its former Hell Square headquarters – where the business had moved in 2010 – is to become a trendy ice cream parlor. Artisanal ice […]

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Rat Castle Retail Hits the Market for $4M

Posted September 19, 2017 at 5:09 am

The notorious “Rat Castle” building on Ludlow Street is back in the news. This time for something as innocuous as a real estate listing. Indeed, the owner of the ground-floor commercial condo at 179 Ludlow Street is looking to sell. The 1,650 square-foot space, currently home to national salon chain Drybar, is going for just […]

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CB3 Bristles at ‘Hell Square’ Designation in Controversial Liquor Saturation Panel

Last modified September 13, 2017 at 12:57 pm

Whenever the subject of liquor licenses in Hell Square is raised, conversations are heated and tempers flare. One need only attend the monthly SLA subcommittee meeting for confirmation, or, as it happens, a hearing to discuss bar saturation on the Lower East Side. Such was the case last night during the scheduled panel about “Alcohol […]

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CB3 to Discuss Impacts of Liquor License Saturation on the Lower East Side

Posted September 7, 2017 at 9:34 am

Next week, Community Board 3 will attempt a discussion on the linkage between alcohol density on the Lower East Side and adverse impacts upon both local public health and safety. The event is billed as a “Special Agenda Item Notice” and falls under the Transportation, Public Safety, and Environment subcommittee This conversation is especially significant […]

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Ludlow Thai Spot ‘Eat-pisode’ (Hi-Thai) Calls it Quits After a Decade

Posted August 23, 2017 at 5:00 am

After a ten-year tenure, Eat-pisode on Ludlow Street (aka Hi-Thai) is out of commission. The “gem-sized Thai bistro” (their words) closed at the end of July without warning or announcement. Prospective diners are instead met with computer printouts advertising the business for sale, and space for lease. Which is strange, considering the owner’s sister (and […]

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Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington Gets a Tribute on Ludlow Street

Posted August 18, 2017 at 5:18 am

Late Linkin Park leadman is now memorialized on the Lower East Side. Barely one month after Chester Bennington committed suicide at 41, an unknown fan stuck his image onto the facade of 159 Ludlow Street (aka 101 Stanton). The distinctive photo is itself framed by a television set and stands apart from the collage of […]

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‘Factory Tamal’ Reopens in New Ludlow Street Location

Posted August 18, 2017 at 5:07 am

Factory Tamal is now up and running in its new Lower East Side location. The tiny dispensary relocated yesterday around the corner to 34 Ludlow Street. The move comes at an unusual time, as the business just debuted five months ago. We were told by ownership that the change in scenery is due to a […]

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