159 Ludlow Street

A Shovel Graveyard and the American Dream on Ludlow Street

Last modified October 31, 2019 at 7:32 am

More art for the vacant lot at 159 Ludlow Street. This time, it’s a collection of colored shovels arranged to mimic a cemetery. The headstone of the middle shovel carries the loaded message of “American Dream.” It’s a dual commentary on gentrification and on the billion-dollar indoor amusement park that opened at the Meadowlands this […]

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5-Story Bugs Bunny Mural on Ludlow Street

Posted October 23, 2019 at 5:17 am

Here’s what’s up, doc. A new Bugs Bunny mural underway on the facade of 161 Ludlow Street, overlooking the vacant lot next door, The artist – the city’s own, Jerkface (aka Incarcerated Jerkfaces) – began work on the portrait yesterday afternoon. He is apparently aiming for Friday completion. Jerkface is known for reinterpreting classic characters […]

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‘Holy Ground’ Smokehouse Readies Pop-up Picnic in Vacant Ludlow Street Lot

Posted June 27, 2019 at 5:07 am

The vacant lot might not have attracted a full-on food truck scene led by Schaller & Weber, but eats nevertheless are here at 159 Ludlow Street. Now that the gear from Sebastian ErraZuriz’s corporate space stunt is long gone, it’s apparently time for a cookout. Picnic tables and barbecues arrived in the resurfaced lot this […]

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Vacant Ludlow Street Lot is Live-Streaming NASA Satellite Footage of Earth

Posted March 8, 2019 at 5:00 am

That massive rig installed in the dormant lot at 159 Ludlow Street is activated. Its purpose is literally out of this world. The temporary structure hoists an orb-shaped screen that will project imagery from space. Indeed, the installation streams real-time video from a satellite orbiting Earth. Artist Sebastian ErraZuriz is also involved in the project, […]

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Sebastian ErraZuriz Makes a Splash in Hell Square

Posted March 5, 2019 at 5:05 am

You may have noticed the big rig in the long-vacant lot at 159 Ludlow Street. Its placement signals more activity this site has seen since Banksy’s treatment six years ago. Similarly, the setup is there to support a new art project, as previously reported. The uneven ground at 159 Ludlow was resurfaced last Wednesday in […]

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Vacant Ludlow Lot Paved, but ‘Schaller & Weber’ Won’t Follow

Posted March 1, 2019 at 5:03 am

The overgrown Ludlow Street lot made famous by Banksy almost six years ago is now tamed. Wednesday morning, the uneven ground at 159 Ludlow was resurfaced. Now at grade, the long-dormant parcel is ready for its next chapter. But it’ll be without the Schaller & Weber food truck. The market and butcher business, founded on […]

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Schaller & Weber’s Proposed ‘Stube Ludlow’ Sausage Truck Causing Hell Square Heartburn

Posted November 27, 2018 at 5:03 am

If the stars align, there might soon be a food truck scene parked in the vacant lot at 159 Ludlow Street. The prospect of this outcome, however, is causing Hell Square heartburn for a majority of neighbors in the immediate vicinity. As first reported here last month, Schaller & Weber, the butcher founded on the […]

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Anti-Amazon Mural Painted in ‘Prime’ Ludlow Street Lot

Posted November 26, 2018 at 5:03 am

Today, on the occasion of Cyber Monday, it’s worth strolling past the vacant lot at 159 Ludlow Street. It is here – this prime location – that area artist Adrian Wilson has painted another timely mural. This go-round, it’s a mural against Amazon, represented by an upside-down parcel with branded logo, forming a frown face. […]

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‘Schaller & Weber’ Hopes to Park Food Trucks in Vacant Ludlow Street Lot

Posted October 31, 2018 at 12:05 pm

The dormant Ludlow Street lot popularized by Banksy five years ago, which continues to showcase unique murals, might soon attract the foodie crowd. Schaller & Weber, the butcher founded on the Upper East Side in 1937 by namesakes Ferdinand Schaller and Tony Weber, hopes to park a Schaller Stube food truck in the empty lot. […]

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An EKG Mural on Ludlow Street as Commentary on Richard Prince

Posted September 10, 2018 at 5:02 am

Copying a copier who copies. That’s the gist of this new mural in the vacant lot at 159 Ludlow Street. Street artist Adrian Wilson a few weeks ago replaced his two-year-old effort – “You’re here, now what?” – with a spoof on controversial creative Richard Prince. The mural is a life-size Instagram recreation of Prince’s […]

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