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

Posted on: March 29th, 2017 at 5:12 am by


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 two stories tall and spans roughly the Stanton Street block between Chrystie and the Bowery.

Expect a summertime opening for this Public Hotel, the first of its ilk in New York City proper.

As previously reported, the self-described “tough luxe” development – acquired by prolific hotelier Schrager in 2012 for $50 million – boasts eleven ultra-pricey “one of a kind” condos atop the lodge.

Jean Georges Vongeritchen is in charge of the food and beverage component for the out-of-context hotel. The ground floor restaurant-coffee shop-bar will be accompanied by another ten complementary venues within the 28-story development. Community Board 3 heard the proposal in April 2016, and granted approval.

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