Chrystie Street


Permits Approved for Ian Schrager’s Public Hotel at 215 Chrystie Street

Posted April 18, 2014 at 5:14 am

Three days ago, Ian Schrager received blessings from the Department of Bulidings to construct his sun-eclipsing hotel at 215 Chrystie Street. Various permits for excavation and superstructure work, as well as for zoning changes, were all approved. This newest (nay, unneeded) Lower East Side hotel, the first city location for the “Public” brand, will rise […]

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Inside Antonioni's at 177 Chrystie Street

Antonioni’s Now Serving ‘Family Style’ Italian at 177 Chrystie Street

Posted March 5, 2014 at 10:10 am

It took a couple years to reach fruition, but Antonioni’s has finally ripened. The Italian restaurant at 177 Chrystie (at Rivington), designed by Amy Grantham and Luc Levy of Cafe Gitane, soft-opened on Valentine’s Day. Right now they’re only offering dinner service, but brunch is coming this weekend; lunch reportedly starts on March 24. Much […]

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Photo: Brett David

Classy Etiquette: Beard Touch Tit-for-Tat at Rochelle’s Whiskey Bar

Posted March 3, 2014 at 10:17 am

Rochelle’s whiskey bar (aka Leave Rochelle Out of It) is keepin’ it classy with some handwritten etiquette signage. The note on its door is geared toward its female following, and warns that touching beards is tit-for-tat … for tits. But specifically for creative directors Brett David and Steve Yorsz. If you grab Brett David or […]

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The Mystery of Pearl Street, by Toni Schlesinger

‘The Mystery of Pearl Street’ to Premiere at Dixon Place Tonight

Posted February 7, 2014 at 6:11 am

Looking for a night of intrigue? Tonight, Dixon Place will premiere The Mystery of Pearl Street, a theatrical production by playwright, performer, and journalist Toni Schlesinger. Directed by Will Detlefsen, the performance is based on speculation surrounding the disappearance of artists Camden Sylvia and Michael Sullivan from their 19th Century downtown loft, back in 1997. It’s a three-person double mystery play […]

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215 Chrystie Street, soon to sprout 25-story building

215 Chrystie Will Sprout Ian Schrager’s 25-Story ‘Public’ Hotel

Posted January 28, 2014 at 9:14 am

The lawsuit didn’t work; the sun will be eclipsed on Chrystie Street. Now that the Sperone Westwater Gallery is no longer a threat to his grandiose plans for 215 Chrystie Street, hotel magnate Ian Schrager is taking a very public victory lap. For Public. His hotel brand. He casually dropped the news last week, via […]

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Antonioni’s Set to Debut on Saturday at 177 Chrystie Street

Posted January 28, 2014 at 6:04 am

Antonioni’s has been underway for over two years already, so what’s another few days of waiting? If you amble past the corner, only the top half of the curved window at 177 Chrystie Street is covered with the token brown paper. It’s been that way for months, exposing the guts of Cafe Gitane’s new Lower East […]

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Location of the 2014 Clare Weiss Emerging Artists sculpture; Photo

Sara D. Roosevelt Park Chosen For the 2014 Clare Weiss Emerging Artist Award

Last modified January 8, 2014 at 11:38 am

Now in its fourth year, the award commemorating the late Public Art Curator for NYC’s Department of Parks & Recreation, Clare Weiss, is accepting 2014 proposals. Weiss curated a significant number of public art installations throughout New York, paying particular care that each piece inspired. This tributed distinction ensures that her thought-provoking vision continues. The aptly […]

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215 Chrystie Street, soon to sprout 25-story building

Sperone Westwater Gallery Fails to Block Ian Schrager’s 25-Story Hotel on Chrystie Street

Posted December 2, 2013 at 5:11 am

Hotelier Ian Schrager and a stable of investors purchased the 215 Chrystie parcel last year for $50 million. Their plans for the project site include a 25-story condo-hotel situation, where the first eighteen floors are reserved for lodging, and the remainder for residential (i.e. condos). Community opposition to the development found a strange bedfellow in […]

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"Leave Rochelle Out of It" is the new bar at 19 Stanton St

‘Rochelle’s’ Whiskey Bar Opens at 19 Stanton; Controversy Over Liquor License Continues

Last modified November 18, 2013 at 2:40 pm

The ill-fated Cocktail Bodega and the adjoining basement club have officially been replaced at 19 Stanton/205 Chrystie. Enter trendy whiskey bar Rochelle’s (aka “Leave Rochelle Out of It”) and its subterranean 205 Club that we first told you about over the summer. Both the New York Post and Village Voice fell head-over-heels, and filed puff pieces […]

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Goodbye Guinness: Antique Store Opening at 169 Chrystie Garage

Posted September 27, 2013 at 6:00 am

Goodbye Guinness. One longtime Lower East Side treasure (and Boogie favorite) just downsized its neighborhood footprint. New Beer Distributors at 167 Chrystie Street, always a reliable source for hard-to-find suds, recently ditched one-half of the double-door garage adjacent. Workers onsite confirm that an as-yet-unnamed antique store will soon open here. As a result, the longstanding […]

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