The Ludlow – 188 Ludlow Street

The Ludlow is a luxury apartment rental building located on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. An eye-catching structure designed by Costas Kandylis, the architect behind numerous other new luxury buildings in Manhattan, The Ludlow is as striking for what it offers residents as it is for its heart-of-it-all location in one of lower Manhattan’s most desirable neighborhoods. The building offers 24-hour doorman, concierge and valet service, state of the art fitness center and more; apartments feature floor-to-ceiling windows equipped with Levalor window treatments, stunning city views and tons of sunlight, as well as gourmet kitchens.

Units and Pricing

There are currently four available units for rent at The Ludlow. Two are one bedrooms and two offer two bedrooms. The one bedroom units are priced at $4,225 and $4,475/month; the two bedroom units are priced at $5,600 and $5,800/month. The average price per square foot is quite high, at $76.

Features and Amenities

The Ludlow offers studio apartments, alcove apartments, one-bedroom apartments and two-bedroom apartments are available also offer the very best of luxury living in Manhattan. Floor-to-ceiling windows, equipped with Levalor window treatments, offer city views and tons of sunlight, while the high ceilings lend the spacious rooms an open, airy aspect. The gourmet kitchens offer granite countertops and top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances, while the marble-accented baths boast Kohler fixtures and large mirrors. Most apartments also offer walk-in closets, in-unit washers and dryers and white oak pantries. Every apartment also features oak plank flooring. The building offers a 24-hour doorman, concierge and valet services, as well as a state of the art fitness center with yoga and pilates studios, a multi-media lounge, billiards room and a rooftop sun deck.


The historic Lower East Side neighborhood features some of the New York City’s hippest shopping destinations and best restaurants, with offerings ranging from creative high-end dining to inexpensive ethnic-food eateries. The LES is also known for its nightlife, with hip dives coexisting with exclusive nightspots nearby. Train service is a bit scarce; you’ll find the J/M/Z and the F train nearby to The Ludlow – but other subway lines are bit of a hike.

Why You Would Want to Live Here

Apartments at The Ludlow are priced high – but they just might be worth it. At the very least, the amenities and the finishes are top notch. Whether you’re willing to pay this much in a still-developing area is up to you. The Lower East Side is chock full of hip bars and eateries, but some areas are still quite decrepit, and the subway service is fair at best. New developments are going up left and right in the neighborhood, so if the LES is where you want to be, snag a unit now, before newer real estate makes price skyrocket. In terms of Lower East Side apartments, The Ludlow offers modern units at a good value.