Soho House Puts Up Plywood Shed at 139 Ludlow Street; Conversion and Rooftop Extension Coming Soon

Posted on: December 11th, 2014 at 5:34 am by
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Until this week, all had been pretty quiet on the SoHo House front the last few months. Indeed, their new “Ludlow House” in Hell Square last netted news in July when the Department of Buildings approved the creation of a fourth-floor “conservatory” to top the iconic building. This vertical extension to 71 feet is the biggest alteration for 139 Ludlow Street, and one that has local preservationists in a tizzy. Especially since landmark status for the former Nieberg Funeral Home was denied outright by the Landmarks Preservation Commission last February.

Readers have been reporting plenty of jackhammering onsite in recent days (i.e. “excavation”). There’s more to piss people off, though. For the first time in recent memory, the graffiti mecca that is 139 Ludlow is now hidden behind a plywood encasement. The DOB issued permits for the sidewalk eyesore last week.

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Plans for the Ludlow House rooftop

Meanwhile, the DOB okayed “partial” permits to begin construction on the aforementioned rooftop extension.

Wave goodbye to the 139 Ludlow you once knew, and hello to the walled garden of elitism.

[h/t Stephen Wong]

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