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2-Way Protected Bike Lane on Chrystie Street is Now Painted Green and Ready to Roll

Posted November 18, 2016 at 5:00 am

Here it is – your new 2-way protected bike lane on Chrystie Street. It’s finally done. The city delivered on its promise to implement the feature by year’s end. Department of Transportation was especially busy in the last couple weeks, ever since the seven-block stretch was resurfaced. Lots of progress to report. The DOT striping crew […]

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‘Licensed to Ill’ Turns 30, So We’re Revisiting their Old HQ at 59 Chrystie Street

Posted November 16, 2016 at 5:13 am

Yesterday was the thirtieth anniversary of Licensed to Ill, the Beastie Boys’ seminal debut on Def Jam Recordings. The long-player became the first rap album to top the Billboard album chart, and eventually shifted more than ten million copies just in the United States. During this formative era, the three-piece group dwelled (and partied) at 59 […]

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The Artist’s Palette as ‘Point of Origin’ at the Lodge Gallery

Posted November 9, 2016 at 5:18 am

Can a painter’s palette – the starting point for every work – be a glimpse into an artist’s mind? The Lodge Gallery’s latest show, “Point of Origin,” hopes to explore some of that question. Featuring work by over fifty artists from around the world, the exhibit focuses on the artist’s palette itself as the blank […]

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Chrystie Street is Finally Repaved, 2-Way Protected Bike Lane Coming Soon

Posted November 7, 2016 at 5:12 am

Mountains were apparently moved, but it’s done. Yep, the eight-block length of Chrystie Street finally received its fresh coat of asphalt over the course of last week (after sitting raw for two weeks). Paving activities took place Tuesday through Thursday night. The boulevard had been a pock-marked clusterfuck for years. Next up is striping and, […]

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Chrystie Street in Resurfacing Purgatory as Cyclists Eagerly Await 2-Way Bike Lane

Posted November 1, 2016 at 5:11 am

How much longer before Chrystie Street is paved? Good question. It was already two weeks ago that Chrystie Street was scraped into submission. A necessary prerequisite before any resurfacing can be done. The Department of Transportation promised a two-day turnaround, but couldn’t follow through (naturally). The new pave job is reportedly linked to the highly-anticipated […]

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Chrystie Street Slated for Milling and Repaving this Week Ahead of 2-Way Protected Bike Lane

Posted October 18, 2016 at 5:11 am

The path to a protected two-way bike lane along Chrystie Street will soon have new asphalt. Progess toward that goal inches forward with each passing week. Now, the biking community might be stoked to learn that the full length of pavement from Canal to East Houston is ready for new surfacing. Community advisory notices lining […]

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Reader Report: DOT Fails to Recognize 2-Way Protected Bike Lane with Chrystie Street Markings

Posted October 5, 2016 at 9:44 am

It looks like the Department of Transportation might be confused about the incoming two-way protected bike lane on Chrystie Street. Blame probably rests on the bureacracy of two different projects happening in the same spot. Brooklyn bicycle activist Dave “Paco” Abraham alerted us to the striping stenciled on the fresh pavement at Grand and Chrystie […]

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City Finally Breaks Ground on Chrystie Street 2-Way Bike Lane

Posted September 6, 2016 at 9:44 am

Baby steps notwithstanding, the highly anticipated two-way bike lane on Chrystie Street is now underway. Herewith, an update. Groundbreak commenced just before the holiday weekend in the intersection of Canal Street, where contractors are remodeling the median strip. Upon completion, it’ll be situated ten feet to the west in order to accommodate the new bike route. […]

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Implementation of Chrystie Street 2-Way Bike Lane will Begin this Month, DOT Claims

Posted August 15, 2016 at 5:00 am

The Department of Transportation promises that implementation of the long-promised two-way bike lane on Chrystie Street will begin by the end of the month. That much is made crystal clear with the batch of flyers recently littered around the affected area. This is news, as the latest estimate was pegged to a fall rollout. You’ll […]

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2 Chrystie Street Buildings Amdist Demolition for Separate 10-Story Luxury Condos

Posted May 26, 2016 at 5:16 am

Two Chrystie Street warehouse buildings are on the way out. Demolition is underway at both in order to usher in a new era of ODA-designed luxury. First up is 165 Chrystie Street, a stout brick box that hasn’t functioned in years. A restaurant supply company previously operated in the base, but not since moving across […]

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