Chrystie Street


Damion Luaiye Will Replace the Experimental Cocktail Club with ‘Et Al’ on Chrystie Street

Posted August 27, 2015 at 5:00 am

The Experimental Cocktail Club was seemingly just that. A three-year experiment. The upscale drinking den will soon conclude its three-year engagement at 191 Chrystie Street this month. Neighbors shouldn’t get too comfortable, as a replacement is already waiting in the wings. Requisite handbills announcing the liquor license application for Community Board 3 are now stapled to […]

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Why Must the 5th Pecinct Keep This Patrol Tower on Chrystie Street?

Posted August 20, 2015 at 9:29 am

That NYPD patrol tower we told you about last week is still stationed on the perimeter of Sara D. Roosevelt Park at Stanton Street. Except relocated to the bike lane across the street. Nevertheless, it’s here without proper explanation, leaving locals asking why. The Sara D. Roosevelt Park Coalition – staunch advocates for the park […]

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Refurbished ‘Lion’s Gate’ Soccer Field Reopens in Sara D. Roosevelt Park

Posted August 17, 2015 at 5:17 am

Local soccer players can rest easy. The Parks Department just completed its refurbishing of the Lion’s Gate Field in Sara D. Roosevelt Park. And in record time, at that. The area itself had been closed for two weeks, but replacing the turf only took eight days. The pitch reopens today with Parks logo emblazoned in […]

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NYPD Watch Tower Arrives Outside Rochelle’s on Chrystie Street

Last modified August 13, 2015 at 2:34 pm

For the second time within a few weeks, the NYPD has wheeled out its watch tower on the Lower East Side. The one in Tompkins Square Park last month drew criticism as a response to heightened coverage of homeless in the local papers. Its tenure was short-lived (yet long enough) at a mere seven days. […]

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Massive Murals: Buff Monster and Faith47 Go Big a Chrystie Street Warehouse

Posted August 10, 2015 at 5:17 am

It’s a showcase of epic ups on the so-called “gallery block” of Broome Street. In the last month, well-regarded muralists Buff Monster and Faith47 hit the same brick warehouse beside Sara D. Roosevelt Park. Both as commissioned pieces by The Little Italy Street Art Project. Street artist Faith47 painted an enormous wingspan mural on the […]

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Os Gemeos x JR Collaboration Spotted on Chrystie Street

Last modified August 8, 2015 at 1:45 pm

Os Gemeos artwork really hasn’t been seen much in these parts since 2009, when twin brothers Otavio and Gustavo Pandolfo painted the OG Bowery graffiti wall. Before it was encased in a Pink Floyd-esque white-box wall (said mural is still preserved). The artists are in town this week as part of the LISA Project’s “LoMan […]

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Boxy 10-Story Condo Tower to Rise at 165 Chrystie Street

Posted June 30, 2015 at 5:19 am

Mum has been the word at 165 Chrystie Street ever since Master Kitchen Supplies relocated across the park to the 38 Delancey condoplex. When scaffolding arrived onsite at the end of last year, it was the first sign of certain change. In fact, a ten-story tumor is on its way to the mid-block parcel. ODA-Architecture […]


Ian Schrager’s Public Hotel at 215 Chrystie Street Rises Above the Threshold

Posted June 5, 2015 at 5:15 am

Public is now public. Let the shadowcasting begin. The new Ian Schrager condo-hotel development at 215 Chrystie Street makes good on the nascent teaser signage and is now peeking above its plywood threshold for the first time. Many months of earth moving and foundation pouring are now a thing of the past. Last month, the […]

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Chelsea’s CRG Gallery is Moving to Chrystie Street Next Fall

Posted May 29, 2015 at 5:10 am

It’s a total cliche at this point. Small Chelsea gallery wooed by the Lower East Side packs up the showroom and moves. This narrative has been repeated time and again the last decade. The latest art house to hop onto this proverbial bandwagon – CRG Gallery. CRG Gallery will soon reopen in 195 Chrystie Street. […]

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Locals Decry Chinatown Rat Population with Flyer Campaign

Posted May 19, 2015 at 5:12 am

An urban etiquette campaign is underway to shame Chinatown residents into curbing the rat infestation, namely by tossing trash in the proper receptacles. An anonymous flyer distributer has been pasting these signs around the neighborhood. Each reads as follows: Dear Chinatown, Clean up your act! Trash = Rats Innocent puppies sniff and lick dead rats. […]