The team behind Ludlow Manor, the three-story nightlife multi-plex on Delancey Street, is not letting its troubles with Community Board 3 stand in the way of a good time. Last week, Page Six revealed that Luc Carl, Lady Gaga’s ex, is teaming up with the operators of “The Delancey,” to open this massive new venue. Last month, CB3 prevailed upon the owners to withdraw their liquor license application until they could come up with a “better plan” for controlling late night crowds and noise.
As we noted in our story last week, there have already been some preview parties, including a big Halloween bash. Judging from twitter traffic over the weekend and blurry tumblr photos, Ludlow Manor unofficially opened Saturday night. One guest tweeted, “soft opening of the Ludlow Manor was amazing. definitely what a three story playground should look like.” Another blogged, “it’s such a dope space I had to share…6,000 sq ft of lounging…drinking…eating…and one of the best rooftops (I think) downtown.”
According to Ludlow Manor’s own twitter feed, the club has its grand opening next weekend, when “New York nightlife will be changed forever.” The bar at 93 Ludlow/95 Delancey already has a liquor license for a ground-floor restaurant. The operators returned to CB3 in search of an additional license for the rooftop bar. Community board approval is not required but it is one factor the State Liquor Authority considers in evaluating applications.