127 Ludlow Street

Cops After Candy Thieves Who Hurt Ludlow Bodega Clerk

Posted October 2, 2018 at 5:07 am

Police are looking for two teenagers who robbed a Hell Square bodega on Thursday night. Shortly after 11:30pm that night, the duo tried to lift candy bars and a Snapple drink from the shelves of the M.A. Grocery at 127 Ludlow Street. When the clerk tried to intervene, they kicked him in the leg then […]

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Ludlow Classic ‘Motor City Bar’ Closed 5 Years Ago [PHOTOS]

Posted June 29, 2018 at 5:08 am

Motor City Bar spent seventeen years on Ludlow Street before its demise back in 2013. Tomorrow marks five years since the gates shuttered on this Lower East Side classic. The well-worn dive opened on Ludlow back in 1996, when the block was still rough around the edges. In flux before the inevitable. Garage rock, sweat, […]

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NYPD Releases Surveillance Video of Suspect in Attempted Rape on Ludlow Street

Posted March 13, 2018 at 5:07 am

Police are actively pursuing a suspect wanted for an attempted rape in the doorway of 127 Ludlow Street (next to SET L.E.S.) late last month. The 7th Precinct this week released surveillance of the suspect. As previously reported, the female victim allegedly got into a fight with her boyfriend, who subsequently left in a huff. […]

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Woman Sexually Assaulted on Ludlow Street Early Yesterday Morning

Posted February 28, 2018 at 5:00 am

The creeps are prowling Hell Square. Yesterday morning, a woman was reportedly sexually assaulted outside 127 Ludlow Street in Hell Square. The indecent incident occurred around 6am, and explains the police presence near the entrance of SET L.E.S. sports bar shortly thereafter. According to sources at the 7th Precinct, the woman got into a fight with […]

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CB3 Puts its Foot Down Over Hell Square Liquor Licenses

Last modified July 18, 2017 at 8:29 am

Sitting seventeen stories up seemed like a strange location for the SLA subcommittee of Community Board 3, but the meeting at Ian Schrager’s Public Hotel seemed appropriate all the same. One theme of the night was that the advisory body is taking a more serious stance on Hell Square license saturation. Let’s dive into some of […]

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‘SET’ Launches in Former Motor City Bar Space on Ludlow Street

Posted July 2, 2015 at 5:10 am

SET L.E.S. officially opens tonight on Ludlow Street removing nearly all traces of the Motor City Bar. It had been in soft-launch for the last week. That wooden door with its lug-wrench handle is the only remnant of the beloved rock bar, now two years in the grave. The Hell Square newcomer, which bears an […]

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Motor City Bar on Ludlow Street was Traded for This

Last modified April 9, 2015 at 9:24 am

The beloved Motor City Bar closed forever back in June 2013. Two years later, the replacement is rearing its head. The new venture – backed in part by Joseph Torres of recently-departed Foundation nightclub – has been a long time coming. 127 Ludlow Street went under the knife around this time last year, and the […]

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Motor City Gate and Gut on Ludlow; ‘Set BBQ Bistro’ Coming Soon

Posted May 6, 2014 at 6:00 am

The last vestiges of Motor City Bar have been completely wiped from 127 Ludlow Street. We paid another round of respects just a couple weeks ago when the storefront gate was lifted. Now the security mechanism (and its “one way” mural) has been completely pried from the exterior, and instead replaced with a fresh sidewalk […]

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Catch What’s Left of Motor City Bar on Ludlow Street Before It’s Replaced

Last modified April 17, 2014 at 7:47 am

The dearly departed Motor City Bar shuffled off this mortal coil on the final day of June last summer. It was an epic sendoff party that lasted a week, and included plenty of cheap beer and live music. A good portion of the space was stripped immediately after the demise, but silence quickly took hold […]

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Owners of ‘Foundation’ Still Vying to Take Over Motor City Bar Space on Ludlow Street

Posted November 19, 2013 at 6:06 am

The Motor City Bar has been dead five months, thanks to the landlord refusing a lease renewal. It’s now rolling over in its grave… Principals of the three-year-old Foundation around the corner on Essex Street are the hopefuls behind the Motor City Bar replacement. Community Board 3 first heard the case for 127 Ludlow Street (“JMDR”) […]

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