Rush Hour

2nd Avenue Subway Stop During the Rush

Posted May 19, 2010 at 6:18 am

This is a prime example of why you should avoid the 2nd Avenue/Lower East Side subway stop during rush hour.  But especially when it’s raining.  Bottlenecks inevitably form thanks to the cramped subway platform and one narrow staircase to service half the station; it’s almost always a perfect storm.

Mikey’s Burger Swaps Signage

Posted February 16, 2010 at 6:11 am

Mikey’s Burger has been serving out of 134 Ludlow since late December without proper store signage.  Until last week, Rush Hour still had total claim on the property.  No longer.

Mikey’s Burger Opening Tonight

Posted December 29, 2009 at 6:19 am

Despite some premature news to the contrary, the hotly anticipated Mikey’s Burger at 134 Ludlow will reportedly open for business later tonight.  Regardless of this latest intel, however, signage from the former tenant, Rush Hour, remains affixed to the exterior.

Mikey’s Burger Still Has Rush Hour Signage

Posted December 18, 2009 at 6:36 am

Mikey’s Burger is the new kid on the block at 134 Ludlow, but as of last night, the old Rush Hour signage was still hanging from its exterior.  According to Grub Street, the burger joint will open on Monday.  Can’t wait?  You’re in luck – free burgers will be served at midnight tonight until they […]

Rush Hour Juggler, Redux

Posted October 30, 2009 at 6:18 am

The Rush Hour Juggler is back!  Early yesterday morning, we spotted the street performer juggling a traffic cone and some wine bottles while standing in the median just above the intersection of Houston and Second Avenue.  After each round, the man darted into traffic to collect tips from cabbies waiting at the light; he also […]

Update: A View of 136 Ludlow

Posted September 15, 2009 at 6:10 am

The new condo building at 136 Ludlow recently ditched its remaining sidewalk plywood and is one step closer to opening.  We now have an unencumbered view of the luxury diggs.  With that obstruction cleared away, it’s one less construction site residents must dodge on their daily routines.  But don’t get too comfortable, there’s still plenty […]