153 Ludlow Street

Viva Birria Storefront Food Truck Begins Serving Ludlow Street this Weekend

Posted April 21, 2022 at 5:16 am

For Viva Birria, the time is now. One year after first announcing its plans for a new Lower East Side location, opening day is finally set. The restaurant will begin serving this weekend from its new food-truck-inspired takeout window at 153 Ludlow Street. Indeed, the storefront was built to resemble the back of a typical […]

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Viva Birria Making it Permanent with Ludlow Street Shop

Posted February 17, 2022 at 5:07 am

A popular pop-up taco shop is making things permanent with a brick-and-mortar in Hell Square. Viva Birria began as an in-house taco experience at Orchard Street bar, Boys Don’t Cry. Its signature menu item is a Mexican beef stew served with tortillas, available in beef, pork shoulder and jackfruit versions. The business first announced its […]

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City’s First Booze Free Bottle Shop Opens on Ludlow Street

Posted November 13, 2020 at 5:00 am

One of the most liquor-saturated areas in the city now boasts a first-of-its-kind, booze-free beverage shop. The new alcohol-free spirits store – dubbed Spirited Away – recently planted its flag at 153 Ludlow Street in Hell Square. Now open, the store serves a bevy of “virgin” beverages by region, including New York favorites like Rasasvada, […]

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Hell Square Hell: Inside 151-153 Ludlow Street During Slate’s Luxury Conversion [Updated]

Last modified January 19, 2018 at 7:33 am

[Updated below] It’s construction hell for these Hell Square tenements. The side-by-side properties comprising 151-153 Ludlow Street are together amidst an upgrade, with tenants apparently in the crossfire. Another play on the same old song and dance. Rivington House co-owner Slate Property Group purchased the two buildings for $12.5 million over the summer and plotted […]

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Rivington House Co-Owner Picks up Pair of Ludlow Tenements for $12.5M

Last modified January 15, 2018 at 11:36 am

Last week, we learned that the corner tenement at 101 Stanton Street (at Ludlow) changed hands for $12.9 million. It was sold by Arwen Properties/Luthien Group to a small consortium of real estate firms. Now, it appears the company simultaneously cashed out the two adjacent properties on Ludlow Street, too. While prior rumors of sale proved […]

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‘The LUD’ Now Slinging Leather Fashions at 153 Ludlow Street

Posted September 21, 2015 at 10:10 am

The barbershop was ultimately a dud, so in comes the LUD. It took a year of dormancy before the retail rank of 153 Ludlow Street was replenished. To put it a different way, another instance of warehousing the store until the perfect tenant came along to bite (i.e. high rent). In this case, a new […]

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New York Barbers on Ludlow Street is Out of Business

Posted July 10, 2014 at 10:01 am

It’s been a veritable retail bloodbath for the three tenements comprising 149-153 Ludlow Street. In total, three businesses have been lost here in as many weeks. The recent departure of Blessed Peacemakers and Portia & Manny is now met with the closure of the simple New York Barbers at number 153. Security shutters are locked, […]

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153 Ludlow Not the Best Place to Deposit ‘Body Wastes’

Posted October 1, 2013 at 6:00 am

One fact of life about living in the heart of Hell Square is that drunken bar-goers will urinate or defecate in your doorway. So it’s never too surprising when handwritten urban etiquette signs appear as a first line of defense. The one in question today resides by the entrance of 153 Ludlow Street. The twenty-five […]

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Lois Eastlund Boutique on Ludlow is Closing

Posted January 25, 2013 at 6:18 am

Ludlow Street is no place for boutique retail anymore, with the fashion flight continuing to exact a toll on the landscape.

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Ludlow Street Boutique Shuffle

Last modified May 3, 2012 at 9:16 pm

Here’s a little game for your Tuesday morning called the Ludlow boutique shuffle. Or perhaps it works better as a blues song.

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