The Living Room Says Goodbye to Ludlow Street After 10 Years
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As of this weekend, it’s load out for “New York City’s best acoustic listening room.” The current incarnation of the Living Room, here at 154 Ludlow for a decade, is now finished. Curtains.
The Living Room bid farewell (for now) with appropriate celebration. No overplayed fanfare or gala, just a stacked list of performers and festive Halloween decoration.
The decision to leave Hell Square was first announced last December, alongside a crowdfunding campaign to help secure a new Lower East Side location. Since then, however, the venerable venue has been able to secure periodic extensions to its terminated lease, the last of which has just expired. Owner-operaters Jennifer Gilson and Steve Rosenthal are currently looking for a new space, especially after failing to secure the former laundromat at 173 East Second Street.