Nieberg Midwood Chapel

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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A First Look at the Soho House Rooftop ‘Observatory’ on Ludlow Street

Posted December 23, 2014 at 5:00 am

What began as a “rooftop greenhouse” hangout at 139 Ludlow Street is now a permanent “conservatory” extension. We’re talking, of course, about the new Soho House opening in Hell Square, which is currently expanding its vertically to reach a height of seventy-one feet. As previously noted, this is the biggest alteration to the property in recent […]

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Haunted History: Another Account of the Spirits of 139 Ludlow St, Future Ludlow House

Posted October 31, 2013 at 10:19 am

Turns out we aren’t the only ones who experienced the haunting of 139-141 Ludlow Street, the former Nieberg and Sons Funeral Home. After exposing the possible supernatural presence at the future Soho House, a bunch of readers wrote in to share similar testimony about the morgue spirits here. Here’s another account: I have had a […]

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The “Big Burial Man” of 139-141 Ludlow Street

Last modified November 10, 2016 at 9:44 pm

Herewith, another historical treat from resident historian Allison B. Siegel. It’s an in-depth look at one of our favorite buildings on the Lower East Side.

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