Public Hotels

Yesterday’s Hit-and-Run Driver on Chrystie Street was Homeless Man with Stolen Car

Posted September 6, 2017 at 5:12 am

So, about that hit-and-run yesterday afternoon outside the Public Hotel on Chrystie Street… A homeless man reportedly boosted a Honda Civic at around noon, and struck a 49-year-old worker with Action Carting. The victim was near his flatbed truck at 215 Chrystie Street, and sustained a serious ankle injury in the accident. Police later collared […]

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There Was Reportedly a Hit-and-Run Outside the Public Hotel this Afternoon

Posted September 5, 2017 at 3:04 pm

Several readers alert us to a purported hit-and-run that transpired this afternoon outside the Public Hotel on Chrystie Street. Details on the incident are not confirmed, but our tipsters spoke with investigators on scene who said that “someone was injured” in the alleged accident. It was apparently serious enough to elicit a major response from […]

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Sex, Noise, and Garbage: How Ian Schrager’s Rowdy Public Hotel is Ruining Life for Many

Last modified August 2, 2017 at 7:07 am

Open for about two months, Ian Schrager’s glamorous Public Hotel has already made enemies with the very building to which it owes its existence. Sex, noise, and garbage are the operative words here. Located at the perimeter of the 28-story Public Hotel, the Section 8 housing complex at 10 Stanton Street signed a compact in […]

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Public Hotel Opens Tomorrow on Chrystie Street, with Vongerichten’s ‘Public Kitchen’ Serving

Posted June 6, 2017 at 5:00 am

The big day is nigh for hotelier Ian Schrager, whose newest Public Hotel, the first of its kind in Manhattan, opens tomorrow. It’ll launch simultaneously with the already-acclaimed restaurant complex by Jean-Georges Vongerichten. At least according to several people working out front. Meanwhile, on the ground, workers recently dismantled the plywood and sidewalk shed to reveal the […]

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‘Public Hotel’ Blinks, Turns out the Lights on its Sky-High Billboard

Posted April 17, 2017 at 5:12 am

Fierce local opposition seems to have extinguished the branded lights at the new Public Hotel on Chrystie Street. Ian Schrager’s eyesore of a lodge boasted Lite-Brite style lettering (spelling “Public”) in the upper windows of its 28-story tower for the last couple months. It was an illuminated announcement – 24/7 – that irked some denizens […]

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Neighbors Petition to Fight the ‘Public Hotel’ Spelling Lights

Posted April 3, 2017 at 5:16 am

Public Hotel remains in the spotlight with its window-lit spelling scheme. The uppermost floors of both the northern and southern exposures of Ian Schrager’s new 28-story condo-hotel act as advertisement for the brand. In fact, the illuminated billboard (nay, Lite-Brite) shines 24/7. Since the switch flipped, however, we’ve fielded a growing number of emails from neighbors who […]

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Public Hotel Doubles Down with ‘Lite Brite’ Style Spelling on Chrystie Street

Posted March 29, 2017 at 5:12 am

If the gargantuan Public Hotel on Chrystie Street were a Lite-Brite, its top floors would be the canvas, the string of lights its pegs. Two weeks after spelling itself on the north face of the building, workers completed a similar feat for the southern exposure. Whereas the former is sideways, the latter is right-side-up. It’s […]

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Public Hotel Spells Itself with Towering Announcement in Lights; Opening is this Summer

Posted March 16, 2017 at 5:06 am

Ian Schrager’s Public Hotel on Chrystie Street has been standing tall since April 2016. That’s when the shadow-casting condo-hotel topped out at 28 stories. Now, a year later, debut is still several months from happening. But the, ahem, public rollout just began. Team Schrager is now spelling itself with lights. Earlier this week, a six-story network […]

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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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Ian Schrager’s Public Hotel on Chrystie Street Tops Out at 28 Stories, for Real this Time

Posted April 8, 2016 at 5:09 am

Okay, so we may have jumped the gun last month in reporting that Ian Schrager’s Public Hotel hit the apex. That feat was actually achieved last week, with 215 Chrystie Street now dwarfing everything in the immediate skyline. Between the two dispatches, construction workers erected an additional three floors set back from the others. It’s […]

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