Public Hotel Doubles Down with ‘Lite Brite’ Style Spelling on Chrystie Street
If the gargantuan Public Hotel on Chrystie Street were a Lite-Brite, its top floors would be the canvas, the string of lights its pegs.
Two weeks after spelling itself on the north face of the building, workers completed a similar feat for the southern exposure. Whereas the former is sideways, the latter is right-side-up. It’s two stories tall and spans roughly the Stanton Street block between Chrystie and the Bowery.
Expect a summertime opening for this Public Hotel, the first of its ilk in New York City proper.
As previously reported, the self-described “tough luxe” development – acquired by prolific hotelier Schrager in 2012 for $50 million – boasts eleven ultra-pricey “one of a kind” condos atop the lodge.
Jean Georges Vongeritchen is in charge of the food and beverage component for the out-of-context hotel. The ground floor restaurant-coffee shop-bar will be accompanied by another ten complementary venues within the 28-story development. Community Board 3 heard the proposal in April 2016, and granted approval.