Ludlow Street

Lance De Los Reyes, Graffiti Artist ‘RAMBO’ Who Bombed with Shepard Fairey, Dies at 44

Posted November 10, 2021 at 5:05 am

The graffiti world is mourning the loss of its own this week, as news circulates about the death of RAMBO. The New York-based artist, born Lance De Los Reyes, passed away last weekend (November 6) at the age of 44. Cause and time of death remains unknown. Reyes hailed from Texas and attended the San […]

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Lower East Side Residents Sue the City to Stop Outdoor Dining Sheds

Posted October 25, 2021 at 5:00 am

A group of New York City residents filed a lawsuit last week attempting to block the Open Restaurants program, initiated during the pandemic, from becoming permanent. The 22 claimants cite quality-of-life concerns with the clogged streetscapes, and allegations that the Department of Transportation – the agency responsible for the street shanties – mishandled its review […]

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Metrograph Emerges from Pandemic Sidelines Tomorrow

Posted September 30, 2021 at 5:02 am

Movie theaters around the city have been up and running for months. Now, it’s time to usher in the return of the Metrograph on the Lower East Side. The Ludlow Street film house announced its reopening back in June, and will see curtains lifted tomorrow. With Metrograph 2.0, cinema buffs have the option to join […]

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The ‘Ludlow Flea’ Takes up Banksy’s Former LES Lot

Posted September 29, 2021 at 5:09 am

Exit through the gift shop takes on greater meaning down on Ludlow Street. Indeed, the appearance of food trucks in the vacant lot made famous by Banksy (eight years ago) was a harbinger of what followed. Namely, the Ludlow Flea. Ludlow Flea is a grassroots outdoor market that appeared at 159 Ludlow in late August. […]

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Henry Street Campers Paint Community Mural on Ludlow Street

Last modified September 1, 2021 at 8:27 am

It’s nice to see a grassroots, community-led mural go up for a change. Indeed, the With the coordination of the 7th Precinct, the Henry Street Settlement this month teamed with the Thrive Collective youth art program – under leadership of Toofly – to impart some color on the Ludlow Street wall popularized by a Nick […]

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A Night in the Life of a Sidewalk Nightclub in Hell Square

Posted August 6, 2021 at 5:00 am

A neighbor living on Ludlow Street sent along the following dispatch of a late-night encounter during routine weekend partying in Hell Square. One thing seems clear, the situation in this “ground zero” is worse now than pre-pandemic times. At approximately 12:15am Sunday (August 1), our 4th-floor apartment was suddenly overwhelmed by the sound of thumping […]

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Exit through the Ludlow Street Food Court

Posted August 2, 2021 at 5:02 am

Exit through the food court. Indeed, the vacant Ludlow Street lot made famous by Banksy over a decade ago is now a mini food court. Under the radar, too. The first day of operations at 159 Ludlow was apparently Friday, including two food trucks, produce vendors, and picnic table seating. One of the vendors is […]

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Chef Chikara Sono Opens ‘BBF’ Izakaya on Ludlow Street

Posted July 21, 2021 at 5:07 am

The mystery izakaya restaurant vying for 177 Ludlow Street is ready to roll. The owners of Momo Sushi Shack, Samurai Mama, and Brooklyn Ball Factory just planted a flag here in Hell Square. The new endeavor, known simply as BBF, is more than two years in the offing, and takes the 2,000 square-foot spot formerly occupied by Black […]

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Bank on Banksy: Ludlow Street Lot Made Famous by Artist Lists for $2.49M

Posted July 19, 2021 at 5:02 am

A vacant lot on Ludlow Street made famous by Banksy in 2013 just listed on the market for $2.49 million. Owner of record is Hesky Haim of Continental Worsteds, who originally purchased the property in 2007 for $1.5 million. B6 Real Estate Partners is the exclusive broker for 159 Ludlow, pitching it as a “stellar […]

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Report: Night Mayor Palitz Recommends 24-Hour Party Districts

Posted July 6, 2021 at 5:02 am

The Office of Nightlife and its so-called “Night Mayor,” Ariel Palitz, recommend the creation of 24-hour entertainment districts where booze flows all hours of the day. All in an attempt to woo post-pandemic tourists from competing cities that already do the same. “Everything is on the table right now,” Palitz told the New York Post […]

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