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SLA Cancels SET Liquor License Over Coronavirus Safety Violations on Ludlow Street

Last modified August 17, 2020 at 9:47 am

Hell Square is now without one of its more problematic establishments. The State Liquor Authority last week canceled the license of SET LES, which had been suspended in July for coronavirus-related violations. The agency held a special assembly on August 12 to consider whether to allow several establishments to reopen that had been shut down […]

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SLA Suspends SET LES Liquor License for Coronavirus-Related Violations

Last modified July 27, 2020 at 10:28 am

The State Liquor Authority last week issued liquor license suspensions to ten establishments in violation of coronavirus-related mandates, including one on the Lower East Side. Mere days after boisterous partying outside SET on Ludlow Street – with minimal distancing and few masks in sight – the state enacted a “compliance check” on the premises and […]

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On Ludlow Street, What Happened to Face Masks and Social Distancing?

Posted July 21, 2020 at 5:00 am

What pandemic? What warnings of resurgence? Party in the streets, wooo! Saturday night in Hell Square was a page from New Orleans, with crowding in the streets. Zero distancing, and barely a face mask in sight. Scenes like those shared below – with patrons outside repeat offenders SET LES and No Fun – are most […]

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Ludlow Classic ‘Motor City Bar’ Closed 5 Years Ago [PHOTOS]

Posted June 29, 2018 at 5:08 am

Motor City Bar spent seventeen years on Ludlow Street before its demise back in 2013. Tomorrow marks five years since the gates shuttered on this Lower East Side classic. The well-worn dive opened on Ludlow back in 1996, when the block was still rough around the edges. In flux before the inevitable. Garage rock, sweat, […]

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NYPD Releases Surveillance Video of Suspect in Attempted Rape on Ludlow Street

Posted March 13, 2018 at 5:07 am

Police are actively pursuing a suspect wanted for an attempted rape in the doorway of 127 Ludlow Street (next to SET L.E.S.) late last month. The 7th Precinct this week released surveillance of the suspect. As previously reported, the female victim allegedly got into a fight with her boyfriend, who subsequently left in a huff. […]

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Woman Sexually Assaulted on Ludlow Street Early Yesterday Morning

Posted February 28, 2018 at 5:00 am

The creeps are prowling Hell Square. Yesterday morning, a woman was reportedly sexually assaulted outside 127 Ludlow Street in Hell Square. The indecent incident occurred around 6am, and explains the police presence near the entrance of SET L.E.S. sports bar shortly thereafter. According to sources at the 7th Precinct, the woman got into a fight with […]

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‘SET’ Launches in Former Motor City Bar Space on Ludlow Street

Posted July 2, 2015 at 5:10 am

SET L.E.S. officially opens tonight on Ludlow Street removing nearly all traces of the Motor City Bar. It had been in soft-launch for the last week. That wooden door with its lug-wrench handle is the only remnant of the beloved rock bar, now two years in the grave. The Hell Square newcomer, which bears an […]

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Motor City Bar on Ludlow Street was Traded for This

Last modified April 9, 2015 at 9:24 am

The beloved Motor City Bar closed forever back in June 2013. Two years later, the replacement is rearing its head. The new venture – backed in part by Joseph Torres of recently-departed Foundation nightclub – has been a long time coming. 127 Ludlow Street went under the knife around this time last year, and the […]

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Motor City Gate and Gut on Ludlow; ‘Set BBQ Bistro’ Coming Soon

Posted May 6, 2014 at 6:00 am

The last vestiges of Motor City Bar have been completely wiped from 127 Ludlow Street. We paid another round of respects just a couple weeks ago when the storefront gate was lifted. Now the security mechanism (and its “one way” mural) has been completely pried from the exterior, and instead replaced with a fresh sidewalk […]

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