Chrystie Street to Sprout Third ODA-Designed Tower, this One at 16 Stories

Posted on: August 23rd, 2018 at 5:00 am by

We all knew this was coming.

When New Beer Distributors went dry this past winter after fifty years in business, redevelopment of the warehouse was pretty much the only conceivable outcome. And that’s precisely what’s happening. Demotlion of the one-story building was approved back in June. Two months later, owner-developer Arava Group filed a batch of plans with Department of Buildings for 167 Chrystie. This latest will rise 16 stories and boast 78 apartments.

Arava Group – helmed by former Israel Defense Forces Captain Ben Harlev – purchased the property last December through a $9.5 million ground lease on the building, according to the Real Deal.

ODA Architecture, which is already behind two condo developments on the block, is now tasked in the design. That’s three jobs within fifty feet of each other. Plans filed with the Department of Buildings on Tuesday indicate a full spread of 53,560 square-feet of residential living split amongst the 78 units. Plus 4,601 square-feet of commercial floor area on the ground level. Tenant amenities include sauna, gym, “pet spa,” and storage room. Plus, outdoor recreation space. The city agency has yet to fully approve the proposal.

The stretch of Chrystie Street between Delancey and East Houston is swiftly become upper crust. Nevermind all the drug-fueled sketchiness in Sara D. Roosevelt Park.

Recent Stories

SLA Suspends Rochelle’s on Chrystie Street for COVID Violations

Another Lower East Side bar was caught flouting state COVID-19 related regulations earlier this month. The state’s multi-agency task force busted Rochelle’s (aka Leave Rochelle out of It) after an inspection on October 9, Governor Cuomo’s office announced late Friday. Investigators observed seven patrons standing and mingling inside 19 Stanton Street without face masks. The […]

Tombstone Secured for Homeless Man Beaten to Death on the Bowery Last Year

Earlier this month marked one year since four homeless men were murdered while asleep on the Bowery. Since the anniversary, a fundraising campaign to secure a tombstone for one of the victims was successful. Chuen Kwok had fallen on hard times after the passing of his partner. He eventually found refuge living on the streets […]

The Shadow of Rezoning Looming over SoHo and NoHo

The battle lines are drawn. As Mayor de Blasio embarks on a last-minute gambit to rezone the historic districts of SoHo and NoHo before his term ends, a coalition of community groups and activists are preparing for a battle to prevent the city from pitching the proposal in the name of affordable housing under the […]

Drunk Driver Struck Man on Moped at Bowery and Delancey

A man is in critical condition after an SUV, operated by a driver police believe was intoxicated, struck his moped at Bowery and Delancey Street early Wednesday morning. Police said the Toyota RAV4 turned onto Delancey from the Bowery at around 2:00am, where it struck the 38-year-old on the moped. Paramedics rushed the victim to […]

The Chic COVID Test in Little Italy that Costs $300

In a clash between the Pre-Covid New York CIty and the new, abnormal, meet Rapid Test NYC. This new endeavor brings boutique COVID-19 testing to Little Italy, with its no-wait rapid swab testing at 232 Elizabeth Street. No lines and a posh waiting room await the discerning citizen looking for immediate results. The interior has […]