152 Ludlow Street

Cake Shop Again on the Verge of Collapse, Seeks Investors to Keep the Venue Alive

Posted January 8, 2015 at 4:50 am

Cake Shop is now celebrating a decade at 152 Ludlow Street. But its outlook appears rather bleak. Two-and-a-half years after a successful crowdfunding drive that led to a new ten-year lease (via Pledgemusic), the Lower East Side venue is still struggling. In an update to fans on Facebook, ownership divulged that “we are really feeling […]

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Swinging Balls: A Recap of the 15th Annual Mr. Lower East Side Pageant [PHOTOS]

Posted January 6, 2014 at 10:00 am

The infamous Mr. Lower East Side Pageant returned for its fifteenth year on Friday evening at Cake Shop. Six inches of snow and shivering single-digit temps didn’t keep patrons from the X-rated circus, nor tame their appetite for Schweddy balls. After all, the neighborhood needs its king. MC’d by neighborhood fixture Rev Jen, it was […]

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Cake Shop Will Likely Sign Ten-Year Lease at 152 Ludlow

Posted July 25, 2012 at 6:08 am

A mere three months ago, Cake Shop was in dire straits, facing eviction from 152 Ludlow Street. Things are looking much better these days for the Lower East Side venue.

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Gotham Court Hits Market for $21.25 Million

Posted June 27, 2012 at 6:49 am

Gotham Court, the monstrous nine-year-old aluminum-faced twins at 149-151 Essex Street, was listed on the open market last week.

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Cake Shop Crowdfunding to Stay Open; Offering Music Incentives

Posted May 29, 2012 at 6:45 am

In the wake of last month’s shutter scare, the seven-year-old Cake Shop continues to jockey for funds to keep the business running at Ludlow Street.

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Cake Shop Temporarily Saved; Needs Another $50,000

Posted May 3, 2012 at 6:18 am

Some angels came to the rescue of Cake Shop at donating the $10,000 needed to stay afloat. Temporarily.

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Breaking: Cake Shop Facing Eviction!

Posted April 28, 2012 at 9:25 am

The quirky coffee house/performance venue Cake Shop is now on the ropes, and is facing eviction.

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Henry Rollins on Hipsters at Cake Shop [Video]

Posted November 8, 2010 at 6:19 am

We came across this bit of goodness from Stereogum last week, in which Black Flagger Henry Rollins rails against “young elitist hipsters” and “over-tattooed trust-fund kids” at Cake Shop on Ludlow. Back when Cake Shop had a record store in the rear. Punk rock, kid!

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Spoon Playing Cake Shop Today at 1 PM

Posted September 13, 2010 at 11:50 am

Wow, this is pretty cool!  If you can get out of work for it, that is.  The Village Voice brings word that indie outfit Spoon is playing a free show at Cake Shop today at 1 pm.  Expect a long wait time and a high possibility of not getting inside.  That basement performance space is […]

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Visceralist Does: Cake Shop

Posted November 4, 2009 at 6:09 am

Love or loathe him, Visceralist is back this week with his take on Cake Shop.  Agree/disagree?  Argue your case in the comments! 152 Ludlow St. (btw Rivington & Stanton) New York, NY 10002 (212) 252-0036 Neighborhood– 1 hop + 1 skip away from famed LES nightspot Libation, whose velvet rope no Cake Shopper would make […]