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Ludlow Kong

Ludlow Kong

Ludlow Street, L.E.S.

Just a painting on Ludlow Street just off East Houston, across the street from Maxx Fish. This particular strip is undergoing some drastic changes at the moment. Once arguably immortalized in "Ditch" by the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Ludlow Street was a hepcat hangout for many a coolster boheme. It's still a hotspot (Maxx Fish is still there, but the Ludlow Street Bar & Grill -- a basement bar & restaurant boasting kickass Cajun cooking -- is long gone. The street is still peppered with little bars, but the initial vibe is sort've dead. Then again, I'm a grumpy old man, so what do I know?