Chrystie Street

Ray’s Bar on Rivington Benefits from City’s Latest ‘Open Street’

Last modified September 16, 2020 at 9:20 am

Another Lower East Side street is now closed off to traffic on weekends for outdoor dining, Mayor de Blasio announced last Friday. Celebrity-owned (Justin Theroux) Ray’s Bar is the “host” for the road closure of Rivington Street between Chrystie and the Bowery. This outdoor dining initiative, launched by de Blasio back in June to allow […]

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Police Seek Duo in Stabbing Near Sara D. Roosevelt Park

Posted September 8, 2020 at 5:02 am

Police are looking for individuals who stabbed a 45-year-old man near Sara D. Roosevelt Park on Sunday night. The incident occurred at about 11:45pm near Chrystie and Rivington Streets, an area that is fast becoming a Gold Coast for luxury living. Officers from the 5th Precinct responded, and found the victim with stab wounds. The […]

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Talking Head Chris Frantz Talks About Life and Music on the Bowery in the 1970s

Posted July 21, 2020 at 5:14 am

Chris Frantz – drummer of seminal art rock band Talking Heads – is out with a new memoir today called Remain in Love: Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club, Tina. In it, he describes his connection to the Lower East Side, and how it propelled the band to stardom. Aside from the obvious CBGB relationship – […]

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‘Sleep No More’ Producer Angling to Open Nightclub on Chrystie Street

Posted July 14, 2020 at 5:00 am

A producer of Sleep No More hopes to open a new nightclub on the Lower East Side. The as-yet-unnamed venue is a partnership between Arthur Karpati and Christopher Brooks, with a proposed location of 191 Chrystie Street, which, for the last few years, hosted the et al club. Application materials on file with Community Board […]

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Lower East Side Hotels Close During COVID-19 Shutdown

Posted March 25, 2020 at 5:00 am

At least three of the trendiest hotels dotting the Lower East Side are now closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The glitzy PUBLIC Hotel on Chrystie Street is the latest venue to announce its temporary pause. “It is with a heavy heart that I have finally decided to temporarily close PUBLIC on Monday, March 23rd,” […]

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Public Hotel-Adjacent Condo Ascends 4 Stories

Posted January 23, 2020 at 5:03 am

The north end of Chrystie Street continues its gilded march toward luxury. Despite the scruffy park at its doorstep. Owner-developer KD Sagamore, which scooped up 199 and 201 Chrystie over the last several years for a combined $20 million, filed for re-development back in December 2017. The plans included merging both parcels into one tax lot, […]

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Beastie Boys’ Former Party House for Sale on Chrystie Street

Posted December 4, 2019 at 5:05 am

There was a Dispatch in the New York Post last week that touched upon the availability of 55-59 Chrystie Street. Bankrupted and liquidated of its occupants – all commercial – the court-ordered bankruptcy appointee seeks to refill the ranks. The 46,350-square-foot building was reportedly undergoing upscaling to “higher-rent creative tenants” when, after shelling out roughly $1.9 […]

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East Village ‘Pinks’ Opening New Chrystie Street Cantina Next Week

Posted September 9, 2019 at 5:00 am

Pinks, the five-year-old East Village haunt, is readying its newest location for an opening next week. And the new spot is not too far from the year-old stall at the Bowery Market. But its presence is two years in the making. Pinks principal Avi Burnbaum first approached Community Board 3 back in October 2017 for […]

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Three of the Most Dangerous Intersections for Cyclists are on the Lower East Side

Posted August 2, 2019 at 5:06 am

One need only peruse the news to notice the uptick in cyclist deaths this summer across the city. So much so that Mayor de Blasio last week announced the “Green Wave” safety initiative. The new $58 million plan will increase NYPD enforcement at one hundred of the most crash-prone intersections and renovate fifty of those. […]

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10-Story ODA-Designed Condo Tops Out at 173 Chrystie Street

Posted July 26, 2019 at 5:04 am

Four years later, the second of two ODA-designed condo buildings on Chrystie Street is finally at the top. The ten-story luxury compound recently hit its targeted height, capped with the token Stars-and-Stripes. It was certainly a slog to the finish line, as demolition of the former Neuman’s Catering building concluded in the summer of 2017. […]

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