138 Ludlow Street

Renovation of DelShah’s 138 Ludlow Exposed Tenants to Hazardous Levels of Lead Dust

Posted January 28, 2019 at 5:00 am

Controversial real estate magnate Michael Shah is accused by tenants of 138 Ludlow Street for creating a dangerous living environment. Ongoing demolition inside the Ludlow Street walkup – acquired by DelShah Capital in January 2018 for $19 million – reportedly kicked up hazardous amounts of lead dust. The Department of Health conducted an inspection of […]

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CB3 Acrimoniously Approves ‘Local 138’ Move; Ludlow House Gets Go-Ahead for Libation-Killer

Posted June 19, 2018 at 5:00 am

The room was packed and distaste for both landlord Michael Shah and Libation ran high. For the SLA subcommittee of Community Board 3, the decision-making became quite nuanced. Local 138, 138 Ludlow Street Local 138 has been at its namesake address for nearly two decades, and is beloved by many in the neighborhood. Its current […]

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‘Local 138’ Dive Bar Plans Move Next Door on Ludlow Street

Posted June 18, 2018 at 5:03 am

The proprietors of two local Ludlow Street dives are reshuffling the deck, so to speak. John Cutillo, the man behind twelve-year-old Iggy’s and seven-year-old Local 138, is planning to move the latter watering hole directly next door to 140 Ludlow (same building). The space that was previously the short-lived Dana Foley boutique. As part of the […]

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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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Dana Foley Moves Boutique into Former John Brevard Space at 138 Ludlow Street

Posted August 8, 2017 at 5:06 am

Dana Foley’s semi-permanent retail presence at 151 Ludlow Street concluded last week. It was here that she peddled her fashions, beginning with a holiday pop-up store last Christmas. But now the onetime co-owner of Foley + Corinna has moved operations to a much larger space just a few paces away. The new boutique is located at […]

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Artist-Designer John Brevard Opening Boutique in Former Ludlow Blunt Space at 138 Ludlow

Posted July 27, 2015 at 5:15 am

Ludlow Blunt spent a healthy seven years hairdressing at 138 Ludlow Street – even after morphing from Tommy Guns – but quit the Lower East Side back in March. Instead, owner Russell Manley decided to consolidate operations at the Williamsburg outpost. Now turnover is afoot at 138 Ludlow. Its brief flirtation with vacation has officially […]

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Seven-Year-Old Ludlow Blunt Salon Closes, Stripped Bare

Posted March 24, 2015 at 5:17 am

Despite a re-branding last summer, one upscale salon on Ludlow Street just called it quits. Intel came our way earlier this month that the seven-year-old Ludlow Blunt was on its way out. Apparently the hairdressers had been telling their clients that the location is closing in approximately three weeks, and that employees will be consolidated at the Williamsburg outpost. Well, […]

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Weekend Edition: January 22

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:11 am

[Photo Credit: Roey Ahram]

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Disco Dudes on Ludlow [Video]

Last modified February 23, 2010 at 7:55 am

Last night, in a street scene that could’ve been lifted directly from Saturday Night Fever, these two disco dudes were walking to the beat of their own soundtrack on Ludlow.  Quite literally.  The volume on the old-school boombox was cranked to 11, and the music echoed for blocks.

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