Chrystie Street


‘Wall of Kindness’ Surfaces on Chrystie Street, Seeks Donations for Homeless

Posted February 12, 2016 at 5:00 am

​ No, this art installation at Chrystie and Stanton streets is not the newest piece by yarn-bomber HOTTEA. The ribbonwork weaved into the chain-link fencing at the recently refurbished Nike soccer field is, in fact, a grassroots charity plea for those in need. The message of “Stay Warm” sits atop a rudimentary house with a […]

Filed Under


Buddy Warren Furnishing Shop on Chrystie Street is up for Grabs [UPDATED]

Last modified January 21, 2016 at 10:12 am

On a stretch dominated by commercial businesses, Chrystie Street isn’t really the place for retail operations. As it is, nightlife can barely survive on the stretch between Delancey and East Houston. So, today comes word that eccentric, eighteen-month-old newcomer Buddy Warren is on the outs. The nascent interior design and furnishing company at 169 Chrystie is now […]

Filed Under


Sammy’s Roumanian Finally Visible for the First Time in 6 Years

Posted January 14, 2016 at 9:26 am

​Talk about blinded by the light. A solid six years held hostage by scaffolding and netting, the northwest corner of Chrystie and Delancey Streets is finally liberated. The inhibitor was removed from the restored facade earlier this week. The heavy-duty materials were first installed at 157 Chrystie back in the summer of 2010, and later […]

Filed Under


Without Nightlife, 141 Chrystie Street Again Shopped for Buyers

Posted January 6, 2016 at 10:25 am

141 Chrystie Street has been dormant for over a year already. The hex of nightlife at this former law office was too great to overcome. Indeed, the revolving door of clubs is likely concluded, with sale and redevelopment on the way. First, a refresher of recent history. Proprietor Ming Cheung (aka Fay’s Restaurant & Bar […]

Filed Under


Rumor: Ace Hotel Developer in Contract to Purchase 187 Chrystie Street, Air Rights from Bowery Mission and New Museum Sought

Last modified December 23, 2015 at 7:52 am

Freeman Alley is under assault, as feared, by a single entity. Developer David Paz (aka Omnia Group) is reportedly making moves to acquire both property and air rights bordering the unique alley behind 225 Bowery, currently being converted into an Ace Hotel. If he gets his way, the overall character of the block could likely […]

Filed Under


Taavo Somer and Carlos Quirarte Soft Launch ‘Le Turtle’ at 177 Chrystie Street

Posted December 15, 2015 at 5:16 am

Thus far, Le Turtle has gone the less-traveled path, having quietly opened without the thrust of pay-to-play PR. Probably because the new restaurant, co-helmed by Taavo Somer and Carlos Quirarte (plus silent partner Nathan Lowman) is testing the proverbial waters without its beer-wine license. The sixteen-table “French New Wave” spot took over from Antonioni’s at […]

Filed Under


Ian Schrager’s Public Hotel on Chrystie Street Advertises with Glowing Letters

Posted November 17, 2015 at 10:18 am

Talk about bombastic. Everything with Ian Schrager’s Public Hotel on Chrystie Street is over the top. Not just the condo price points (penthouse is going for $18.75 million) or the overall 28-story height of the tower. Even the sidewalk bridge on its perimeter oozes with exclusivity and pretentiousness. As of earlier this month, the construction site […]

Filed Under

Photo: Scot Gianelli

Watch this SUV Explode on Chrystie Street [VIDEO]

Last modified November 16, 2015 at 1:21 pm

Check this out. An SUV in the middle of Chrystie Street (by Delancey) caught fire this morning, then exploded. According to Gothamist, there were no passengers inside the vehicle at the time, and neither NYPD nor FDNY had more information on the matter. Thankfully, nobody was injured. Bystanders were not affected by the explosion, either.

Filed Under


Taavo Somer’s French New Wave Spot on Chrystie Street Identified as ‘Le Turtle’

Posted November 16, 2015 at 5:00 am

​Le Turtle, an appropriate name for a local restaurant more than seven months in the making. This is the identity of Taavo Somer’s newest Lower East Side project on Chrystie Street. As reported, local heavyhitter Taavo Somer recently paired up with Carlos Quirarte, co-owner of The Smile, to create Le Turtle, a sixteen-table establishment that serves […]

Filed Under


Rogue Cones in Danger Zones, or How One Group Created a Protected Bike Lane on Chrystie Street

Last modified October 28, 2015 at 10:16 am

What appears to be routine traffic cones is actually quite the opposite. Earlier this month, bicycle activists planted twenty-five cones along lower Chrystie Street topping every other one with sunflowers. The unsanctioned maneuver created a de facto protected bike lane, doubling as a statement about the lack of traffic safety coming off the Manhattan Bridge. […]

Filed Under