First Peek at Antonioni’s on Chrystie Street

Posted on: August 20th, 2013 at 6:04 am by
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That mangy plywood encasement at 177 Chrystie Street was dismantled last week. It’s the first sight we have of the new Italian restaurant by the hand of Luc Levy – Antonioni’s. Toy trucks sit in the windows where leafing announces their identity.

Peering behind the partial obstruction of brown paper, we see a casual-looking dining room. Here’s some visual evidence.

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Antonioni’s, under construction for nearly two years, scored support from Community Board 3 for two liquor licenses at this address. Permission for the upstairs bar is still pending with the State Liquor Authority; none on file yet for the basement club tentatively dubbed “Mimi’s.” The latter license was approved by the advisory committee with stipulations that there would be no DJs, promoted events, or partake in any pub crawls.

Antonioni’s is the brainchild of Luc Levy, the dude behind the pair of trendy Cafe Gitane hangouts (Nolita and Jane Hotel). This latest venture will reportedly offer “family style Italian food,” sitting just across the park from the likeminded Sauce.

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