Cake Shop

Swinging Balls: A Recap of the 15th Annual Mr. Lower East Side Pageant [PHOTOS]

Posted January 6, 2014 at 10:00 am

The infamous Mr. Lower East Side Pageant returned for its fifteenth year on Friday evening at Cake Shop. Six inches of snow and shivering single-digit temps didn’t keep patrons from the X-rated circus, nor tame their appetite for Schweddy balls. After all, the neighborhood needs its king. MC’d by neighborhood fixture Rev Jen, it was […]

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Lower East Side Gears Up for the Downtown Music Festival

Posted March 29, 2013 at 12:01 pm

The countdown to summer in the city is pretty much on at this point, and we all know what that means: many of NYC’s finest venues will be sweltering with some of the finest acts in music. And helping to kick things off this spring is the Downtown Music Festival. According to Brooklyn Vegan, Downtown […]

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Breaking: Living Room Closing at the End of January, Actively Seeking New Space

Last modified December 28, 2012 at 5:36 pm

Slow news week this is not. It is with heavy heart that we break news late today about the departure of the Living Room from its ten-year residence at 152 Ludlow Street.

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Cake Shop Will Likely Sign Ten-Year Lease at 152 Ludlow

Posted July 25, 2012 at 6:08 am

A mere three months ago, Cake Shop was in dire straits, facing eviction from 152 Ludlow Street. Things are looking much better these days for the Lower East Side venue.

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Gotham Court Hits Market for $21.25 Million

Posted June 27, 2012 at 6:49 am

Gotham Court, the monstrous nine-year-old aluminum-faced twins at 149-151 Essex Street, was listed on the open market last week.

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Cake Shop Crowdfunding to Stay Open; Offering Music Incentives

Posted May 29, 2012 at 6:45 am

In the wake of last month’s shutter scare, the seven-year-old Cake Shop continues to jockey for funds to keep the business running at Ludlow Street.

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Cake Shop Temporarily Saved; Needs Another $50,000

Posted May 3, 2012 at 6:18 am

Some angels came to the rescue of Cake Shop at donating the $10,000 needed to stay afloat. Temporarily.

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Breaking: Cake Shop Facing Eviction!

Posted April 28, 2012 at 9:25 am

The quirky coffee house/performance venue Cake Shop is now on the ropes, and is facing eviction.

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The Forthcoming “Timeshare Yard” at 145 Ludlow

Posted August 3, 2011 at 6:18 am

Something like this lay at the heart of everything wrong with “artisinal” anything on the Lower East Side.

“How to Make it in America” Filming on Ludlow

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:35 am

Filming commences today on the HBO program.

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