Ludlow Hotel

Another Business Prepares to Vacate After Ben Shaoul’s Purchase of East Houston Development Area

Last modified September 1, 2017 at 5:14 pm

They don’t call him the Sledgehammer for nothing. After all, landlord Ben Shaoul (i.e. Magnum Realty) stops at nothing to gobble up large swaths of the East Village and Lower East Side. His latest conquest – as we first uncovered – is the low-rise stretch of East Houston retail near the corner of Orchard Street. […]

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Dirty French Sets the Tables Inside Ludlow Hotel [PHOTOS]

Posted August 18, 2014 at 9:18 am

Dirty French is definitely on the verge of opening inside the Ludlow Hotel. Though, still no conclusive launch date other than “mid-August.” But what we do have for you is a much clearer shot of the interior with tables (and booths) already set. Hospitality company Major Food Group – run by Mario Carbone, Rich Torrisi, and […]

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Take a Peek Inside Torrisi Team’s Dirty French at the Ludlow Hotel, Opening Mid-August

Posted August 8, 2014 at 5:38 am

The Ludlow Hotel (aka The Ludlow) debuted last month, culminating a convoluted journey that lasted nearly a decade. Reservations for the BD Hotels-operated lodge began almost immediately, but it took a few weeks longer for Torrisi and company (i.e. Major Food Group) to roll out the goods. Four weeks ago, the lobby bar opened, but […]

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Ludlow Hotel is Ready June 1; Dirty French Will Begin Serving in July

Last modified May 30, 2014 at 10:41 am

Plywood is gone from 180 Ludlow Street, revealing the full sweep of the entrance to the Ludlow Hotel (aka The Ludlow). As you might imagine, its vibe is quite similar to the Bowery Hotel, which is also by BD Hotels and Sean MacPherson. Prospective guests can begin staying at the Ludlow Hotel as of June […]

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Sean MacPherson’s Ludlow Hotel to Offer ‘Rockstar’ Suite and ‘Skybox Loft’

Last modified April 16, 2014 at 12:31 pm

Now in its final lap, the BD Hotels crew is starting to drip even more details about its latest Ludlow Hotel project. The Ludlow. Most of what we knew about this place until now focused on the incoming restaurant – the latest from the Torrisi team called Dirty French, which opens this summer and will […]

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Hotel Ludlow Peels Plywood to Unveil Its Grand Entrance

Posted April 3, 2014 at 10:00 am

Over in Hell Square, the Ludlow Hotel (aka “The Ludlow”) just axed half of its plywood fence and added glass to its Meatpacking-esque awning. The freshly-revealed exterior carries that same faux-old-world feel as its kin on the Bowery (Sean MacPherson is behind both projects). In other Ludlow Hotel news, word came down the pike a […]

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Orchard Hell Building Reveals Fancy Brick Facade

Posted March 27, 2014 at 6:08 am

Now fully erect at 23 stories, the decade-in-the-making Orchard Hell Building is exposing itself in another fashion. By stripping down to its skinny bricks. No more fishnets for this Lower East Side player. Hotel Indigo means business. We ambled past the shadowcasting hulk the other day and noticed that a large section of the completed Orchard […]

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Ludlow Hotel Unveils New Website; Bookings Start in Springtime

Posted February 18, 2014 at 5:15 am

The Orchard Hell Building has been hogging headlines of late, so let’s look one block eastward… With exterior pretty much complete, and work now focused on the guts of the joint, the Ludlow Hotel is finally just a few furlongs from the finish line. It’s been a rough race for this thoroughbred, having stalled out for […]

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Hotel Ludlow Taps Torrisi Crew for Onsite Restaurant

Posted October 17, 2013 at 6:06 am

Big news dropped earlier this week regarding the notorious Hotel Ludlow, a Hell Square development that’s been under construction for the better part of a decade. Eater broke word that current owner and hotel savior Sean MacPherson (of Bowery Hotel fame) is partnering with the Torrisi duo – Mario Carbone and Rich Torrisi – for […]

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Hotel Ludlow Scaffolding Removed Just in Time for Max Fish Departure

Last modified February 17, 2014 at 4:13 pm

Mere days after Max Fish closed for good, the adjacent scaffolding finally came down.

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