Ludlow Candy Can’t

Posted on: December 23rd, 2008 at 10:22 am by

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Some classic Ludlow Street signage is now history, thanks to the over-saturation and community displacement between Houston and Delancey. Behind a veiling metal gate, crews are working at breakneck speed to complete the renovation at 156-158 Ludlow, onetime home of the Lower East Side Corp – Wholesale Candy. A quick peak inside reveals wooden floor boards and hole-punched wall paneling. Details on the new establishment are scant, but one thing is for sure, I don’t think the battered coffin that is Ludlow can handle any more nails.

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It’s sad really. Much of the block has been razed for new development, and is shrouded in scaffolding. The sidewalk is cluttered and the street is a mess. Real estate brokers sold the LES charm so well that it barely exists anymore. And now, no storefront is safe.

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[Early Morning Sweep, 10/30/08] 


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[With old graffiti, 7/24/08]

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