Chrystie Street


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

Last modified August 14, 2016 at 7:00 pm

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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