‘Against Nature’ Boutique on Chrystie Street Shutters After 6 Years

Posted on: February 17th, 2017 at 5:18 am by

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Fashion flight hits Chrystie Street. Against Nature, the men’s boutique that debuted back in 2010, shuttered this week. It rolled up and consolidated with the flagship store on Christopher Street.

Not entirely unexpected.

A few weeks ago, the Lee & Associates brokerage installed an enormous leasing banner on the facade. What we often call tombstone signage – advertising the space while there’s still an occupant. Anyway. The below-grade storefront at 159 Chrystie, plus the first floor neighbor that previously housed the fashion shop, are together being peddled as a “unique” opportunity, one that comes with a 3,000 square-foot backyard. Past real estate listings pimped on Craigslist went further by saying a restaurant/beer garden would probably be a better fit for the 1,000 square-foot space.

Indeed, why else bank so heavily on the 3,000 square-foot backyard as selling point? Yet, the prospect of having an outdoor presence in this enclosed area should give neighbors pause. Replacing trees for shrieks.

Shielded for years behind a network of netting and sidewalk sheds, the ground floor of 159 Chrystie Street hadn’t really seen much action. In fact, it often became a depository for randomness (i.e. trash, debris, construction tools). The materials were later carted away, priming the space for new blood.

159chrystie-listing

Here are the details on what’s available.

Unique Space with 3,000 sf Backyard
Between Delancey and Rivington Street

FIRST FLOOR:
1,012 SF

LOWER LEVEL:
1,080 SF

BASEMENT:
1,000 SF

BACKYARD:
3,000 SF

FRONTAGE:
20’ on Chrystie

CEILINGS:
9’ on Ground Floor
9’ in Lower Level

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