Chrystie Street

After 50 Years, New Beer Distributors Done in by Rent Hike

Posted March 14, 2018 at 5:03 am

New Beer Distributors, the always-reliable booze shop on Chrystie Street, has but one day left on this mortal coil. As first reported here in January, the beverage barn, so to speak, is kicked to the curb. Put to pasture after fifty years in business, thanks to a combination of rent hikes, taxes, and overall increase […]

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The Lodge Gallery Calls it Quits After 5 Years on Chrystie Street

Posted February 2, 2018 at 5:12 am

The industrial-dominated block of Chrystie Street between Broome and Delancey is losing its artist in residence. Indeed, the Lodge Gallery is calling it quits after spending five years at 131 Chrystie Street. Its final exhibition – monster paintings by Tawan Wattuya – has been on view the last couple weeks, and will remain open through […]

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‘New Beer Distributors’ is Leaving Chrystie Street at the End of February

Posted January 31, 2018 at 9:39 am

The proverbial keg is kicked. The best place to buy beer in the neighborhood won’t last the winter. New Beer Distributors, the beverage emporium on Chrystie Street, will conclude operations at the end of February. The sad news comes via a saddened customer, who tells us the date is conveyed with a sign inside the […]

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Man Stabbed in Broad Daylight on Park Bench Across from the Public Hotel

Posted December 28, 2017 at 5:12 am

It’s a tale of two Chrystie Streets… With glitz, glamor, and gold up above, for Public Hotel, there’s violence and poverty at the proverbial doorstep. The latest is a broad-daylight stabbing in Sara D. Roosevelt Park, immediately across the way from 215 Chrystie Street. Yesterday morning, a 34-year-old man sitting on a park bench was […]

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‘Buddy Warren’ Shuts Down Chrystie Street Gallery Shop

Last modified December 14, 2017 at 8:09 am

Buddy Warren, the eclectic Lower East Side gallery-cum-cafe, has gone dark. It closed last month after a nearly four-year stint at 169 Chrystie Street. A large leasing poster now covers much of the marquee. The last time Buddy Warren made headlines was with a January 2016 real estate listing for the space. Ownership did claim […]

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14-Story Luxury Tower Planned for Chrystie Street Corridor

Posted December 13, 2017 at 5:06 am

Once again, art was employed as precursor to demolition. In this case, it was JR and Os Gemeos as it relates to 199 Chrystie Street, an old tenement walk-up that’s been slated for a gold-crusted makeover. Both this building and its immediate neighbor to the north are slated for destruction in the coming months to […]

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Tache Artisan Chocolate Goes Underground in Move to Chrystie Street

Posted November 29, 2017 at 5:18 am

Tache Artisan Chocolate just left the business improvment district, so to speak. The company packed up its Broome Street dessert studio earlier this month, concluding more than five years at this location. The storefront at 254 Broome is now cleared and ready for the next in line. Ownership, meanwhile, already found harbor in a basement […]

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10-Story ODA-Designed Condo Begins its Ascent at 173 Chrystie

Posted November 1, 2017 at 5:03 am

With work advancing quickly at 165 Chrystie Street, the second of two ten-story, ODA-designed condo projects on the block is finally proceeding. Demolition of the old tenements comprising number 173 concluded over the summer, priming the parcel for the new payload. Indeed, the pile-driver machinery posted up a couple weeks ago, and is already busy […]

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10-Story ODA Condos Amidst Ascent on Chrystie Street

Posted October 19, 2017 at 5:19 am

Ten stories of additional upper-crust glitz is on its way for the Chrystie Street midsection… Indeed, the ODA-designed condo at 165 Chrystie Street started its ascent last month, and is progressing upward quite quickly. As of now, the structure is sitting at over six stories. This sudden burst in activity follows more than a year […]

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‘Pinks’ East Village Plans New Chrystie Street Cantina

Posted October 2, 2017 at 5:02 am

Pinks is headed south of the border, so to speak. The East Village haunt – located on East 10th Street near 1st Avenue – is currently eyeing Chrystie Street for its expansion. Directly next door to Rochelle’s and its basement club. The Pinks Cantina, as it’s called, will be a “new fast casual taco shop” and […]

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