Chrystie Street is Finally Repaved, 2-Way Protected Bike Lane Coming Soon

Posted on: November 7th, 2016 at 5:12 am by

chrystie-paved-1

Mountains were apparently moved, but it’s done. Yep, the eight-block length of Chrystie Street finally received its fresh coat of asphalt over the course of last week (after sitting raw for two weeks). Paving activities took place Tuesday through Thursday night. The boulevard had been a pock-marked clusterfuck for years.

Next up is striping and, wait for it, the two-way protected bike lane. To that end, the new concrete medians are pretty much complete. Down at Canal Street, there is now a crossing signal in place.

The plan to reconfigure the Chrystie Street bike lane is nearly two years in the making. Community Board 3 first backed the project in February 2015. Department of Transportation didn’t officially green light until this past spring, though, after several months of research. The city then broke ground on the project back in September. Completion should be by year’s end.

chrystie-paved-2

Recent Stories

legacy-deli-essex-1
Legacy Gourmet Deli Fades from Essex Street After 7 Months

The nascent Legacy Gourmet Deli didn’t spend enough time on Essex Street to leave one. Operational since last July, the bodega called it quits within the last week. Black garbage bags were placed in the windows to shield the shambles. Goods are scattered around the floor, light bulbs removed from their housings, and boxes are already […]

russ-daughters-cafe-day_wm
Russ & Daughters Taps John Zorn for ‘Music Nights’ Program at Orchard Street Cafe

Legendary downtown Jazz musician John Zorn is lending his talents to another Lower East Side stalwart. In January, Russ & Daughters introduced a new monthly Jazz performance series at its Orchard Street cafe, and the multi-instrumentalist curated the entirety of the 2017 schedule. Tonight’s show is with Steve Bernstein; 8pm, no cover. Zorn has been […]

muslims-mural-canal
‘Muslims are People Too’ Protest Mural Appears above Canal Street

In a neighborhood as historically diverse as the Lower East Side, a mural like this seems appropriate. The organization People R Us emblazoned the unity statement, “Muslims are People Too,” at the corner of Canal and Essex Streets earlier this week. It’s a rally cry often heard at Trump protests. The message was painted in large […]

hanksy-trump-poop
How to Get Your Paws on Hanksy’s Poop Portrait of Trump and Help the Lower Eastside Girls Club at the Same Time

For the past six years, the Orchard Street Runners club has organized a silent auction to benefit the Lower Eastside Girls Club. And this year is no different. The fundraiser goes down tonight at Ludlow Studios on Ludlow Street, and the highest bidder will walk away with Hanksy’s poop portrait of Fuhrer Trump (feces collected outside […]

trapizzino-orchard-entrance
Rome’s ‘Trappizino’ Street Food Makes Stateside Debut on the Lower East Side

After much hype across the blogosphere and mainstream, Trappizino finally bowed on the Lower East Side yesterday afternoon. And with it, an authentic taste of Rome’s popular street food. The idea for the namesake dish – essentially a glorified pizza pocket – was invented in 2008 by Stefano Callegari. Nearly a decade later, principals Luca Vincenzini and Nick […]