159 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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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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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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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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‘OhK-Dog’ Brings Korean Style Hot Dogs to Hell Square

Posted January 6, 2021 at 5:15 am

A Korean spin on a German classic is now operational in Hell Square. OhK Dog set up shop last weekend at 159 Ludlow Street, converting the former dollar pizzeria into a Korean hot dog dispensary. The newcomer specializes in the popular Korean street food of “rice dogs,” which are deep-fried frankfurters on a stick and […]

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A Shovel Graveyard and the American Dream on Ludlow Street

Last modified October 31, 2019 at 7:32 am

More art for the vacant lot at 159 Ludlow Street. This time, it’s a collection of colored shovels arranged to mimic a cemetery. The headstone of the middle shovel carries the loaded message of “American Dream.” It’s a dual commentary on gentrification and on the billion-dollar indoor amusement park that opened at the Meadowlands this […]

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5-Story Bugs Bunny Mural on Ludlow Street

Posted October 23, 2019 at 5:17 am

Here’s what’s up, doc. A new Bugs Bunny mural underway on the facade of 161 Ludlow Street, overlooking the vacant lot next door, The artist – the city’s own, Jerkface (aka Incarcerated Jerkfaces) – began work on the portrait yesterday afternoon. He is apparently aiming for Friday completion. Jerkface is known for reinterpreting classic characters […]

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‘Holy Ground’ Smokehouse Readies Pop-up Picnic in Vacant Ludlow Street Lot

Posted June 27, 2019 at 5:07 am

The vacant lot might not have attracted a full-on food truck scene led by Schaller & Weber, but eats nevertheless are here at 159 Ludlow Street. Now that the gear from Sebastian ErraZuriz’s corporate space stunt is long gone, it’s apparently time for a cookout. Picnic tables and barbecues arrived in the resurfaced lot this […]

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Vacant Ludlow Street Lot is Live-Streaming NASA Satellite Footage of Earth

Posted March 8, 2019 at 5:00 am

That massive rig installed in the dormant lot at 159 Ludlow Street is activated. Its purpose is literally out of this world. The temporary structure hoists an orb-shaped screen that will project imagery from space. Indeed, the installation streams real-time video from a satellite orbiting Earth. Artist Sebastian ErraZuriz is also involved in the project, […]

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Sebastian ErraZuriz Makes a Splash in Hell Square

Posted March 5, 2019 at 5:05 am

You may have noticed the big rig in the long-vacant lot at 159 Ludlow Street. Its placement signals more activity this site has seen since Banksy’s treatment six years ago. Similarly, the setup is there to support a new art project, as previously reported. The uneven ground at 159 Ludlow was resurfaced last Wednesday in […]

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