151 Ludlow Street

Capturing the ‘Inutilious Retailer’ Before the Ludlow Store Shutters and the Building is Upscaled

Posted July 29, 2016 at 5:18 am

It’s last call for the Ludlow Street store that sold nothing. The Inutilious Retailer at 151 Ludlow Street – where people can take anything from the store but must create replacement art to swap – is closing on Sunday. Photographer Nick McManus captured a few images from the final days and sent them along. Here’s one. […]

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Reader Report: 151-153 Ludlow Changes Hands, Fate of Stores Hangs in the Balance

Posted July 25, 2016 at 5:11 am

We spoke too soon. Local fans of free art might be sad to learn that the Inutlious Retailer won’t survive the summer. The fundraiser kickstarted earlier this month to help will rent was for naught. British photographer Adrian Wilson, the shop’s owner, explained in an email that his lease on 151 Ludlow Street terminates on […]

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Go Pokémon Somewhere Else, Says Ludlow Street Retailer

Posted July 13, 2016 at 5:16 am

The Inutilius Retailer on Ludlow Street wants you to know that Pokémon Go is not welcome in the store. On the block, too, for that matter. Never one to mince words, owner Adrian Wilson attached this sign in his windows yesterday afternoon as a response to the flood of iZombies searching for Pokémon around Hell […]

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Still with Nothing to Sell, Popular ‘Inutilious Retailer’ Seeks Donations to Stay Afloat

Posted June 21, 2016 at 5:19 am

Not surprisingly, a store with nothing for sale is tough on the bottom line. Nevertheless, the Inutlious Retailer soldiers on, forever beckoning customers to the Lower East Side for (bartered) free art. Now its owner, Adrian Wilson, seeks monetary assistance to stay afloat for at least the next six months. Wilson signed a lease at […]

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Purchase Actual Shit Paintings at Hanksy’s ‘Dump Trump’ Pop-Up Tomorrow

Posted June 3, 2016 at 5:16 am

Hanksy is taking the “Dump Trump” protest mantra a step further tomorrow with a one-day-only pop-up shop on Ludlow Street. The polarizing street artist is teaming up with a brigade of canines to produce some artwork of the fecal variety. The tongue-in-cheek press release explains the art available at the temporary shop. With all the […]

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Ludlow Retailer Backs Artist RIME in Copyright Fight Against Moschino and Jeremy Scott

Posted May 10, 2016 at 9:23 am

Many fashion designers out there seemingly think that the public nature of street art, illegal or not, grants a fair use to appropriate in fashion collections. Not the case, despite the reasonable expectation that the art would be widely shared. The problem is when companies and brands swipe the work for monetary gain and don’t […]

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This Useless ‘Inutilious’ Store on Ludlow Street Sells Nothing

Posted August 21, 2015 at 5:10 am

Inutilious is an obscure trivia word that essentially means “useless.” That’s the type of retail awaiting 151 Ludlow. Photographer Adrian Wilson will open a new store at 151 Ludlow Street in a couple weeks. Unlike its trendy predecessor, Portia & Manny, this quirky shop will sell nothing. A retailer that gives everything away. The Inutilious […]

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Will the Mysterious Naked Girls Return to the Set of Jason Sudeikis’ ‘Sleeping with Other People’ Today?

Posted July 7, 2014 at 10:08 am

Things got interesting in Hell Square a couple weeks ago during filming of Sleeping with Other People. There was nudity, and co-stars Jason Sudeikis and Margarita Levieva were reportedly “dumbfounded,” at least according to Page Six. That’s what happens when two naked ladies waltz onto the set, then proceed to grab a slice at La Margarita on […]

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Portia & Manny Departs Ludlow Street After 2 Years

Posted July 7, 2014 at 6:10 am

Fashion flight continues to plague Ludlow Street within the confines of Hell Square. Even the relative noobs are now on the outs. Last month, we saw the fall of Blessed Peacemakers; this month it’s address-mate Portia & Manny. The vintage shop had been having a month-long “warehouse sale” on threads, but that all came to an […]

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La Margarita Pizza Opens at 151 Ludlow

Posted January 4, 2013 at 6:46 am

151 Ludlow Street transformed from a boutique shop into a pizza parlor in roughly one month. This doughy feat must be some sort of real estate record. Golf clap!

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