Revisiting the ‘Big Burial Man’ of 139-141 Ludlow Street [PHOTOS]

Posted March 21, 2013 at 11:24 am

This. Is. Incredible. A firsthand look at the interior of everyone’s favorite Lower East Side building!

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SoHo House Confirmed for 139 Ludlow, Scratched from CB3 Agenda

Posted February 28, 2013 at 6:08 am

The full SLA agenda for Community Board 3 is now live, and two blockbuster items are up for consideration.

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Rumor: SoHo House Might Open at 139-141 Ludlow

Last modified January 18, 2013 at 6:19 am

Rumors swirling the last few weeks about SoHo House taking over 139 Ludlow Street gained some serious legitimacy yesterday.

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The Mysterious 139 Ludlow Now Leasing

Posted November 29, 2012 at 6:26 am

Rumors have been swirling in recent weeks about the fate of a Boogie favorite – 139 Ludlow Street. Numerous readers heard that the onetime funeral home was sold off and that a hotel was eyeing the space.

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The “Big Burial Man” of 139-141 Ludlow Street

Last modified November 10, 2016 at 9:44 pm

Herewith, another historical treat from resident historian Allison B. Siegel. It’s an in-depth look at one of our favorite buildings on the Lower East Side.

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Streetside Sketchpad: Kleen Stik to ‘inoteca

Posted January 25, 2011 at 2:28 pm

It’s time for another installment of Streetside Sketchpad. Huzzah!

A Kleen Target

Last modified January 24, 2011 at 11:27 pm

Despite numerous film shoots and renewed efforts to sanitize, Kleen-Stik Industries at 139-141 Ludlow remains a prime graffiti target. Such is life. Last week, the black garage doors were struck yet again – tagged by the same vandal who broke the seal back in January. [Photo: Marek_K] And for posterity, its onetime role as a […]

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Cupid Back on Ludlow

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:38 am

Last month EV Grieve noticed that the iconic Kleen-Stik Industries was re-purposed as a cantina for an episode of Cupid. Well, it’s now time for round 2. Yesterday evening, the graffiti-laden warehouse was once again tricked out with a fancy theater marquee in preparation for today’s film shoot. Seriously people, how is this excuse-for-a-show still […]

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Fresh Paint: Struck Again

Last modified January 24, 2011 at 11:32 pm

In this neighborhood, a clean gate rarely lasts. Take, for instance, Kleen-Stik Industries, Inc. at 139-141 Ludlow. Just two months ago, the longstanding graffiti on its exterior was completely wiped clean. No longer. As of yesterday, the building facade was tagged again in two separate places. And now that the proverbial seal is broken, more […]

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Kleen-Stik Cleans Up

Posted October 14, 2008 at 9:26 am

The beloved graffiti exterior of 139-141 Ludlow is now extinct. Once upon a time, this facade was a canvas for some exhilirating artwork. Now, much like the street itself, the building has become a ghost of its former existence. Another charming piece of the neighborhood gone. The new MO in these parts, clean up and […]

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