56 Ludlow Street

Street Artist Marks 50th Anniversary of ‘Velvet Underground & Nico’ with Bananas and Song Quotes

Posted March 13, 2017 at 5:04 am

Yesterday marked the fiftieth anniversary of seminal rock record, The Velvet Underground & Nico. In celebration of this milestone, music-minded street artist JayShells shadowed the New York City landmarks relevant to the band, and bolted token Andy Warhol bananas as identifiers (i.e. the iconic album cover). Each piece contains a lyric inscription, and is located […]

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The Ludlow Apartment Where Lou Reed and John Cale Formed Velvet Underground

Posted October 30, 2013 at 10:04 am

The dearly departed Lou Reed shared a loft with violist John Cale at 56 Ludlow Street in the early sixties. It was in this Lower East Side tenement, on the fifth floor, that the Velvet Underground was born. John Cale reminisced about these good ole days in a Wall Street Journal article published earlier this […]

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