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Your Chance to See R.L. Stine is Sunday at Dixon Place for ‘Spine Out’

Posted March 13, 2015 at 10:17 am

Hot on the heels of the New York screening of It Happened in Havana: A Yiddish Love Story, Dixon Place is hosting another event – same day – but of the novel variety. To officially kickoff the New York Teen Author Festival, “Spine Out” is a gathering of renowned young adult novelists who will pour out their craft verbally, through essays drawing on personal life […]

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Watch This ‘Yiddish Love Story’ at Dixon Place on Sunday

Posted March 11, 2015 at 10:00 am

Here’s something heartwarming to tide you over ’til spring. Judy Schiller’s directorial debut, It Happened in Havana: A Yiddish Love Story is making its way to the Lower East Side. To Dixon Place on Chrystie Street, in fact. The documentary embarks on two different journeys, sharing the childhood stories of Schiller’s parents, an elderly Jewish couple. Her mother resided in Poland […]

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M15 SBS Terminal Relocated from Allen Street Thanks to Neverending Roadwork

Posted February 19, 2015 at 5:10 am

There’s some new street furniture crowding the sidewalk outside the Subway sandwich shop on Chrystie. Yep, it’s the M15 Select Bus Service ticket terminal, uprooted and relocated from Allen Street to this spot due to the neverending East Houston reconstruction project. Bet the overlords at the newly-rebranded Chrystie (nee Avalon) aren’t too happy about this right […]

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CB3 Unanimously Backs Plan to Address Safety Concerns Along Chrystie Street, Including 2-Way Bike Lane

Posted February 13, 2015 at 5:00 am

In a boon to cyclists and pedestrians, the proposal to address safety concerns along Chrystie Street received unanimous backing from Community Board 3 this week. The advisory board had telegraphed initial support last month, so it was pretty much a shoe-in. This grassroots push is largely attributed to bike activist (and Brooklyn Community Board 6 […]

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Antonioni’s Shutters After Less Than 2 Years on Chrystie Street

Posted February 12, 2015 at 5:10 am

When the honeymoon period of pay-to-play press plugging concludes and foodies have already moved to the next flavor of the week, lots of these newcomer restaurants tend to fade. Oftentimes gradually with a simple lie of “renovations” or “remodeling.” Or simply no word altogether. Well, Antonioni’s at the corner of Rivington and Chrystie opted for […]

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CB3 Prepared to Address Safety Concerns Along Chrystie Street Corridor

Last modified February 12, 2015 at 11:19 pm

Local bike activists are on a grassroots crusade to cure Chrystie Street. We aren’t specifically talking about the controversial red light trap at Rivington that nets plenty of tickets for the 5th Precinct (though that does need to be addressed). Rather, it’s the condition of the road in general and the bike lanes it supports. […]

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Hotelier Ian Schrager Discusses the ‘Refined Grittiness’ Behind the 28-Story Public Hotel at 215 Chrystie Street

Posted December 11, 2014 at 5:30 am

All Ian Schrager knew about the Lower East Side before purchasing the land behind the Avalon Chrystie complex was that it was “across the street from Keith McNally’s new restaurant.” This according to a puff-piece interview filed over at the Commercial Observer yesterday. The soundbyte about making the image of this new 28-story Public Hotel at […]

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173 Chrystie Sells for $15M, 10-Story ODA-Designed Tower Planned

Posted December 8, 2014 at 5:38 am

Looks like Neuman’s Kitchen catering will soon be giving up its hold on 173 Chrystie Street. Development is coming soon, and it should give you pause. ODA Architecture – bankrolling the hot mess of cantilevered condos at 100 Norfolk – has its muscle in this match as well. Public records indicate that Yaniv Cohen of […]

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‘War Lesbian’ Musical Opens Tomorrow Night at Dixon Place

Posted December 4, 2014 at 10:40 am

A new musical is coming to Dixon Place (161A Chrystie Street) this week. Opening tomorrow night (December 5), War Lesbian explores an Inuit myth of a woman whose family rejects her for being different. In turn, she battles personal wars of her own while making a few others along the way. Sifting through a fair […]

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Explore the Artistic Side of ‘Madness’ at The Lodge Gallery Tomorrow

Posted October 28, 2014 at 9:30 am

How does one define madness? Is it chemical or environmental (or a bit of both)? Is a little madness necessarily a bad thing? And, as an artist, how does one interpret the theme of madness and its place in contemporary culture? The Lodge Gallery currently investigates some of these questions in its soon-to-end “Madness” exhibit. […]

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