Ludlow House

Ludlow House Expansion Proceeds with New Building Permits

Posted September 23, 2019 at 5:07 am

More movement on the Ludlow House expansion, which is still proceeding rather slowly. Libation closed its doors forever in May of this year. Demise of the bridge-and-tunnel club was hastened by Ludlow House next door, which aims to redevelop the property into a venue annex. (They are leasing the property.) The plan is more than […]

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With Libation Shuttered, Soho House’s ‘Ludlow Garden’ Plan Quietly Proceeds

Posted June 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

One year after word first broke, the demolition of Libation is nigh. The controversial Hell Square nightclub officially closed its doors last month after nearly two decades irking serving. Its clearance will ultimately yield a “garden annex” for the Ludlow House next door. Last spring, we reported that Soho House corporate planned to construct the […]

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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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There was a Kitchen Fire at the Ludlow House Last Night

Posted March 25, 2018 at 8:09 am

Ludlow House is on the precipice of celebrating its second birthday on the Lower East Side. En fuego. There was a fire yesterday evening inside the trendy social club. Smoke could be seen billowing from the rooftop of 139 Ludlow Street. Firefighters briefly sealed off the street to battle the blaze, and quickly had everything […]

Ludlow House Patron Found Dead of Suspected Heroin Overdose Friday Night

Last modified March 28, 2017 at 11:11 pm

A patron of Ludlow House – the Lower East Side version of Soho House at 139 Ludlow – was found dead Friday night of an alleged heroin overdose. The 31-year-old male reportedly overdosed in the third-floor bathroom of the members-only club at about 11:30pm. Sources tell us he was found unconscious in the fetal position with […]

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Former Ludlow Street Funeral Home Sells its 76-Year-Old Brooklyn HQ for $6.8M

Posted November 11, 2016 at 5:06 am

The Nieberg Midwood Chapel, whose original headquarters now serves the upper crust on Ludlow Street, just sold off its flagship property in Brooklyn. According to the Commercial Observer, the nearly eighty-year-old mortuary cashed in on its valuable air rights, and sold the 10,750-square-foot property for $6.8 million. The company has since reopened at Kehila Chapels’ building at 60 […]

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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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