Motor City Bar

GROUPLOVE Discusses New Record and Waxes Nostalgic About the LES [INTERVIEW]

Last modified June 27, 2013 at 5:02 pm

We’re sitting in the lobby of Atlantic Records in midtown, pounding a Dixie Cup of H2O and a bag of greasy potato chips, fidgeting about what to ask.

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Rumor: Rob Shamlian to Swoop in After Motor City Departs

Posted June 26, 2013 at 5:20 am

Word on the street this morning is that controversial club owner Rob Shamlian is reportedly tightening his grip on Hell Square.

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Scenes from the Motor City Bar Closing Party [PHOTOS]

Posted June 24, 2013 at 6:22 am

So sad that Motor City Bar is leaving the Lower East Side. It’s depressing to talk about.

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8 LES Treasures We Lost in the First Half of 2013 [LISTS]

Posted June 13, 2013 at 5:33 am

It’s certainly been a rough 2013 thus far. Seriously, in the first six months alone, the Lower East Side lost (or is losing) some of its most cherished institutions. The list of victims is staggering given the short timeframe. Count ’em.

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Motor City Bar Closing June 30, Sets Farewell Party

Posted May 30, 2013 at 9:20 am

Upper Ludlow Street is like a broken record these days, repeating the same over and over. End of an era, it’s over, end of an era. With the passing of each longtimer – Max Fish, Pink Pony – we hear this. Motor City Bar at 127 Ludlow, which announced closure earlier this year, is officially […]

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Report: More Threats of Closure for Les Enfants Terribles

Posted February 18, 2013 at 6:09 am

This has been one of the saddest weeks for OG Lower East Side institutions, Ludlow Street in particular.

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Motor City Bar on Ludlow Closing Down

Posted February 12, 2013 at 6:48 am

Sources in the industry have been fairly chatty about how Motor City Bar at 127 Ludlow Street has been on the ropes. We just didn’t want to believe the talk.

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10 Questions with Line & Circle [INTERVIEW]

Posted January 29, 2013 at 11:14 am

Line & Circle have been hot on the radar and our playlist since dropping their single Roman Ruins/Carelessness this past July. We recently caught up with the Brians, both of whom were happy to share some insights.

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127 Ludlow Facade Gets Power Washed

Posted December 13, 2012 at 6:18 am

Decades of soot remains caked onto the low-rise infrastructure all across the neighborhood.

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Rainbows Over the Lower East Side

Posted July 14, 2011 at 6:27 am

For about five minutes yesterday evening, the heavens opened up, dousing the Lower East Side in a deluge. But Mother Nature threw us a bone!