158 Ludlow Street

Police Release Details on ‘Pianos’ Slashing Suspect

Posted February 15, 2018 at 5:09 am

Police yesterday released an image of the man wanted for slashing a patron at Pianos last weekend (February 11). James Mercado of the Bronx, age 27, entered the bar in the early morning hours with his friend and girlfriend. When she began kissing another guy, a tourist from France, Mercado allegedly smashed a glass cup […]

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Kissing Leads to Slashing at Pianos Bar on Ludlow Street

Posted February 12, 2018 at 5:08 am

Smooch for a slash. A patron of Pianos was slashed across the face early Sunday morning after kissing a girl at the bar, police confirmed. Cops say the victim, a man from France, was reportedly smooching a girl he just met, when some other dude smashed him in the face with a glass/bottle. The impact […]

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Brutal Orchard Street Beating Began as a Fight Inside Pianos Nightclub

Posted March 14, 2017 at 5:03 am

In another sign that Pianos is not the music hub it once was, the club has now been implicated in that brutal beating around the corner on Orchard Street last week. The 24-year-old victim, William Franco, knew his attackers from an altercation at the Ludlow Street venue. Franco and his two future attackers reportedly got into a tussle inside […]

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Guy with Baseball Bat Threatens Bouncer at Pianos on Ludlow Street [VIDEO]

Posted June 3, 2016 at 5:15 am

It’s no secret that bad actors in the local nightlife game tend to attract violence. That much was made crystal clear the last couple months with the rash of local stabbings (and brawl). And here’s another example of Hell Square in its prime. On Wednesday evening, just past midnight, a man wielding a baseball bat was […]

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Pianos Instates Noise Control Program Due to Heightened Pressure from Hell Square Residents

Last modified June 22, 2015 at 8:20 am

Pianos on Ludlow Street is one of the busiest nightlife venues in Hell Square. A favorite of college kids, recent grads, and B&T alike, its queues almost always snake out of control during peak weekends hours. Usually a shitshow. The forum for complaint is oftentimes the 7th Precinct Community Council, but resolution is mostly out […]

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Album Review: JoyCut ‘PiecesOfUsWereLeftOnTheGround’

Posted October 4, 2013 at 12:10 pm

JoyCut has been pushing out their indie electronic sonics for nearly a decade. Their 2011 studio effort, Ghost Trees Where To Disappear, garnered JoyCut some critical acclaim, and various gigs across Europe were some of their biggest yet. Now, the Italian threesome are ready to tempt the American masses with PiecesOfUsWereLeftOnTheGround, which recently dropped via […]

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Jump Into the Gospel Begins Residency at Pianos Tonight

Posted June 8, 2011 at 1:07 pm

If you missed Jump Into the Gospel perform at Mercury Lounge back in April, you’re now in luck.

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Pianos Has New Window Leafing

Posted August 31, 2010 at 6:27 am

Hipster hangout Pianos is ditching concert promo posters for fancy window lettering at 158 Ludlow.  Instead, it’s all about the menu. Fresh leafing recently applied to the glass champions its lunch and dinner options.

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