Chrystie Street


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 […]

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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.

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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 […]

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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. […]

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Linda Hesh. Photo: Lori Greenberg.

Art in Odd Places ‘RECALLed’ at The Lodge Gallery [RECAP]

Posted October 23, 2015 at 10:22 am

Many New Yorkers have stumbled upon Art in Odd Places (AiOP), the visual and performance art festival that takes place in, you guessed it, odd places. The annual event happens along 14th Street from Avenue C to the Hudson River every October. This year, in celebration of their 11th anniversary (an odd number, of course), The Lodge […]

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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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