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The 2-Way Bike Lane Proposed for Chrystie Street is Happening

Posted May 11, 2016 at 5:19 am

The Chrystie Street bike lane overhaul will happen. If only the East Houston reconstruction project would hurry the fuck up. Last night Community Board 3, whose input is strictly advisory, unanimously approved the implementation of the two-way protected bike lane on Chrystie Street. It was the second such approval in as many months but not the […]

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141 Chrystie Street is for Sale Yet Again, this Time for $15M

Posted April 19, 2016 at 9:27 am

To the surprise of few, the stout 141 Chrystie Street is now officially on the open market. For purchase. The two-story building carries a huge banner strung from its marquee, alerting all to its imminent fate. The last five years weren’t too pretty for 141 Chrystie. Formerly used as office space for a local law firm, […]

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Scientific Proof that the Whole Foods Bowery Complex is Bad for our Mental Health

Posted April 18, 2016 at 9:27 am

Enough glass already. These ugly buildings are bad for our collective health, argues cognitive neuroscientist Colin Ellard. This assertion might sound familiar. In complement to that NPR radio show in which he participated a few months ago (“Science Friday”), New York Magazine published a follow-up dispatch about the negative effects of bland buildings. Specifically, the […]

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LES Love Story ‘It Happened in Havana’ Makes TV Debut Tomorrow [INTERVIEW]

Posted April 13, 2016 at 10:26 am

Here’s one you won’t want to miss. A little over a year ago, Judy Schiller’s directorial debut, It Happened in Havana: A Yiddish Love Story  premiered at Dixon Place on the Chrystie Street. Now it’s headed to public television for all to enjoy. To recap: the love story focuses on an elderly Jewish couple (Schiller’s parents, to be […]

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Here’s What to Expect from the Public Hotel LES and Vongerichten Venues Within

Posted April 12, 2016 at 3:28 pm

Prolific hotelier Ian Schrager and various folks from his development team appeared before the SLA subcommittee of Community Board 3 last night. The license application for the Public Hotel at 215 Chrystie Street – the latest endeavor for Jean-Georges Vongerichten – is so complex, in fact, that it warranted special treatment. A dedicated session without the pressures […]

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Today is Your Chance to Further Discuss 2-Way Bike Lane on Chrystie Street

Posted April 12, 2016 at 5:17 am

Community Board 3 last month approved the initial proposal for a two-way protected bike lane on Chrystie Street. It’s certainly a watershed moment, albeit one requiring additional steps to completion. The green light, so to speak, came a year after backing the conceptual plan made headlines. As stipulation of its approval, CB3 mandated the Department […]

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Ian Schrager’s Public Hotel on Chrystie Street Tops Out at 28 Stories, for Real this Time

Posted April 8, 2016 at 5:09 am

Okay, so we may have jumped the gun last month in reporting that Ian Schrager’s Public Hotel hit the apex. That feat was actually achieved last week, with 215 Chrystie Street now dwarfing everything in the immediate skyline. Between the two dispatches, construction workers erected an additional three floors set back from the others. It’s […]

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Jean-Georges Vongerichten to Helm Restaurant Operations at Ian Schrager’s LES Public Hotel

Last modified March 31, 2016 at 4:17 pm

​As the Public Hotel rises, so too does the hype. Indeed, Ian Schrager’s forthcoming Public Hotel at 215 Chrystie Street will feature food and beverage by Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Being such a high-roller project, this is a match made in heaven. According to application materials submitted to Community Board 3 today, the Michelin-decorated chef paired up […]

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Demolition Commences for 10-Story ODA Condo at 165 Chrystie Street

Posted March 24, 2016 at 5:12 am

​For 165 Chrystie Street, death and inevitable rebirth are upon us. Scaffolding, plywood shed, and netting just went up yesterday signaling the start of demolition and eventual development. Get ready for ten floors serving the upper crust gentry. You’ll recall that SoHo-based DRK Chrystie LLC acquired the two-story property a couple years ago for $8.4 […]

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Neuman’s Kitchen Leaves Chrystie Street this Week After 19 Years

Posted March 18, 2016 at 5:00 am

​Neuman’s Kitchen officially departs the Lower East Side this week, divesting from two Chrystie Street storefronts. The branded trucks have been pretty busy of late, presumably shuttling goods between locations. As previously reported, the longtime catering company decamped to Long Island City where a fancy new facility awaits. An upgrade that reportedly affords the business […]

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