Libation

CB3 Acrimoniously Approves ‘Local 138’ Move; Ludlow House Gets Go-Ahead for Libation-Killer

Posted June 19, 2018 at 5:00 am

The room was packed and distaste for both landlord Michael Shah and Libation ran high. For the SLA subcommittee of Community Board 3, the decision-making became quite nuanced. Local 138, 138 Ludlow Street Local 138 has been at its namesake address for nearly two decades, and is beloved by many in the neighborhood. Its current […]

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Ludlow House Proposes ‘Lou’s’ for its Hell Square Garden Expansion

Posted May 31, 2018 at 5:00 am

Soho House will soon embark on a large-scale expansion project for its Ludlow House entity. As first reported here, the members-only club proposes to construct the so-called Ludlow Garden at 137 Ludlow Street. Meaning, the current building that houses the Libation bar on the ground floor will likely meet the wrecking ball in due course. And the […]

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CB3 to Consider Soho House 2-Story ‘Garden’ Expansion on Ludlow Street

Posted May 24, 2018 at 5:06 am

Open for exactly two years, Ludlow House is primed for major expansion on its namesake street. The members-only club proposes demolition of the south-adjacent building – Libation will close imminently – to make way for its Ludlow Garden concept. As previously reported, Ludlow Garden would occupy the ground and cellar levels of the new two-story […]

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Soho House will Knock Down Libation Building for its ‘Ludlow Garden’ Concept

Last modified May 30, 2018 at 10:19 pm

Take note: Ludlow House, the Lower East Side version of Soho House, is about to expand in a big way. The high-end members club proposes to replace the problematic Libation space – nay, the entire property – with an “outdoor extension” called Ludlow Garden. Indeed, if all goes to plan, 137 Ludlow Street will be […]

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Bloody Brunch at Libation Yesterday Leaves Man with Gash Across the Face

Posted April 2, 2017 at 8:40 am

It’s not just nights; Hell Square is also dangerous dayside. Brunch turned violent on Ludlow Street Saturday afternoon during a bloody altercation inside Libation that left one man with a gash below the ear, police said. According to neighbors, and corroborated by the 7th Precinct, a fight began inside Libation at around 4pm, and eventually spilled onto […]

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Nighttime with the Smoking Manholes of Ludlow Street

Posted March 22, 2017 at 5:18 am

The following guest post was penned by Vicki Rovere, proprietor of the Ludlow Street Free Store the last decade. Walking home from the subway about midnight last Sunday night, as I turned onto my block I smelled smoke. Smoke seemed to be curling up from a little curbside street grate outside Libation. Was it steam […]

Clayton’s Corner: The Drunken Ludlow Bunny Hop [PHOTOS]

Last modified May 23, 2018 at 8:21 am

What should I say, bring back the drugs? What were our elected officials thinking of when they turned this area (Hell Square) into an entertainment zone? We have elected some real visionaries. Last Saturday afternoon, I was walking home from the store and I ran into a herd of bunnies. They were scrambling all over […]

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As SoHo House Looms, Libation Sells off 137 Ludlow Street for $7.9M

Posted May 8, 2015 at 5:10 am

The transaction is complete. As expected, 137 Ludlow Street recently changed hands for $7.9 million. Princeton Holdings, a real estate investment firm, closed on the four-story Lower East Side property at the end of March, public records show. 137 Ludlow Street currently houses Libation, and is situated alongside the forthcoming SoHo House endeavor (“Ludlow House”). […]

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Rumor: SoHo House Buys Libation Building On Ludlow Street for $12.5M

Posted February 26, 2015 at 5:00 am

Rumor has it SoHo House just increased its Lower East Side holdings. SoHo House is still in the infant stage of converting the majestic 139 Ludlow Street to its newest members-only outpost. Demolition teams are inside on the regular, basically drilling the old foundation and pouring the new. It’s a huge job. A rooftop addition (what […]

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‘Person of Interest’ to Film at Libation Today

Posted November 26, 2013 at 10:03 am

CBS producers have a collective hard-on for the Lower East Side. Indeed, not a season goes by without crime drama Person of Interest filming in the neighborhood. Today’s shoot is on Ludlow Street in Hell Square, the second such production in as many days for this beleaguered area. And it appears as though the scene will […]

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