159 Ludlow Street

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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Hell Square’s Latest Pizza Joint Debuts on Ludlow Street

Posted April 4, 2018 at 5:01 am

The latest pizza joint to join the Hell Square landscape is now operational. While still unnamed at the moment – employees couldn’t confirm its identity – the takeout spot has been slinging slices from the storefront of 159A Ludlow Street since last week. What makes this place unique is the lack of space inside. The […]

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Hell Square Hits Peak Pizza Saturation with 11th Pizza Parlor

Posted March 2, 2018 at 5:00 am

There are nine pizza parlors currently operating within the eight-square-block confines of Hell Square. And two more are on the way. Given the numbers, it’s probably safe to say that this area is at peak pizza saturation. Elder statesman Rosario’s Pizza, located at the northwest corner of Orchard and Stanton Streets, is definitely the longest […]

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Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington Gets a Tribute on Ludlow Street

Posted August 18, 2017 at 5:18 am

Late Linkin Park leadman is now memorialized on the Lower East Side. Barely one month after Chester Bennington committed suicide at 41, an unknown fan stuck his image onto the facade of 159 Ludlow Street (aka 101 Stanton). The distinctive photo is itself framed by a television set and stands apart from the collage of […]

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‘Mayor’ of Ludlow Street on the Mend as Neighbors Pay Tribute with New Photo Display

Posted July 10, 2017 at 5:12 am

The so-called “Mayor” of Ludlow Street – 68 year-old Richie Chang – is reportedly on the mend. He was hospitalized a couple weeks ago with an unknown condition, but we’re now told he’s making progress and in good spirits. Back on his home turf, where he was born and spent the last six-plus decades, loyal […]

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Artist Ed Higgins of the ‘Rivington School’ Celebrates 40 Years on Ludlow Street with New Mural

Posted December 12, 2016 at 5:11 am

The Rivington School underground art collective of the 1980s, and its founders, are now commemorated in a new mural on Ludlow Street. Ed Higgins III has lived in a Ludlow Street tenement since 1976. Forty years. You’ve probably seen him and his artwork around the neighborhood, but never thought twice about it. Namely, the “wingnut” […]

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Another Prince Tribute Appears on Ludlow Street ‘7 Hours and 13 Days’ from His Death

Posted May 5, 2016 at 5:12 am

An impromptu Prince tribute appeared on Ludlow Street last night. The modest memorial – at the foot of the “Nothing Compares 2 U” mural by Adrian Wilson – was timed to coincide with the lyric of the Prince-penned track popularized by Sinead O’Connor. The opening line is, “it’s been seven hours and thirteen days since you took […]

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