Chrystie Street


Ian Schrager’s Public Hotel Surpasses the Old Avalon Chrystie, Sports New Windows

Posted October 8, 2015 at 5:00 am

In just four months’ time, Ian Schrager’s Public Hotel handily muscled its way into the Lower East Side skyline. When we last caught up with this development, the superstructure had only reached a paltry two stories. As of this week, however, the new shadow-casting giant just surpassed the fourteen-story height of its immediate neighbor. It’s at […]

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Demolition Permits Filed for 173 Chrystie; 10-Story Development Coming Soon

Posted September 29, 2015 at 5:17 am

​It’s been about a year since 173 Chrystie Street changed hands for $15 million. One Yaniv Cohen of “Acmos on Chrystie LLC” purchased the property with the intention of developing a new ten-story luxury condo tower. Well, the first real step toward that goal was reached last week. The owners submitted demolition permits to the […]

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Checking in with Taavo Somer’s ‘French New Wave’ Restaurant on Chrystie Street

Posted September 23, 2015 at 5:10 am

Somer is here again at Chrystie and Rivington. Local heavyhitter Taavo Somer recently paired up with Carlos Quirarte, co-owner of The Smile, to create a new Lower East Side concept. In fact, a sixteen-table restaurant that serves “French New Wave health food.” To realize the dream, the duo reportedly purchased the assets of failed Italian […]

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Notes from CB3: Arlene’s Grocery Renewed, Damion Luaiye Approved

Posted September 2, 2015 at 5:00 am

The SLA subcommittee of Community Board 3 met last night for the second time in as many weeks. A scheduling choice that left little time for recuperation. Nevertheless, applicants, board members, and media stocked the chairs for another night of dueling. The meeting itself was a bit more subdued than most, but still an all-night […]

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Reader Report: Bartender Tackles Female Patron on Chrystie Street, Cops Look the Other Way

Posted August 28, 2015 at 5:18 am

Looks like the Experimental Cocktail Club will be ending on a controversial note (Et Al is taking over). A reader tipped us off to an incident that went down on Wednesday night (10:30pm) in which a female patron was allegedly manhandled and forcibly removed by a male bartender. The exact circumstances of her removal are […]

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Damion Luaiye Will Replace the Experimental Cocktail Club with ‘Et Al’ on Chrystie Street

Posted August 27, 2015 at 5:00 am

The Experimental Cocktail Club was seemingly just that. A three-year experiment. The upscale drinking den will soon conclude its three-year engagement at 191 Chrystie Street this month. Neighbors shouldn’t get too comfortable, as a replacement is already waiting in the wings. Requisite handbills announcing the liquor license application for Community Board 3 are now stapled to […]

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Why Must the 5th Pecinct Keep This Patrol Tower on Chrystie Street?

Posted August 20, 2015 at 9:29 am

That NYPD patrol tower we told you about last week is still stationed on the perimeter of Sara D. Roosevelt Park at Stanton Street. Except relocated to the bike lane across the street. Nevertheless, it’s here without proper explanation, leaving locals asking why. The Sara D. Roosevelt Park Coalition – staunch advocates for the park […]

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Refurbished ‘Lion’s Gate’ Soccer Field Reopens in Sara D. Roosevelt Park

Posted August 17, 2015 at 5:17 am

Local soccer players can rest easy. The Parks Department just completed its refurbishing of the Lion’s Gate Field in Sara D. Roosevelt Park. And in record time, at that. The area itself had been closed for two weeks, but replacing the turf only took eight days. The pitch reopens today with Parks logo emblazoned in […]

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NYPD Watch Tower Arrives Outside Rochelle’s on Chrystie Street

Last modified August 13, 2015 at 2:34 pm

For the second time within a few weeks, the NYPD has wheeled out its watch tower on the Lower East Side. The one in Tompkins Square Park last month drew criticism as a response to heightened coverage of homeless in the local papers. Its tenure was short-lived (yet long enough) at a mere seven days. […]

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Massive Murals: Buff Monster and Faith47 Go Big a Chrystie Street Warehouse

Posted August 10, 2015 at 5:17 am

It’s a showcase of epic ups on the so-called “gallery block” of Broome Street. In the last month, well-regarded muralists Buff Monster and Faith47 hit the same brick warehouse beside Sara D. Roosevelt Park. Both as commissioned pieces by The Little Italy Street Art Project. Street artist Faith47 painted an enormous wingspan mural on the […]

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