Chrystie Street

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

Posted August 23, 2018 at 5:00 am

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 […]

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70-Year-Old Man Charged in Connection with Fatal Stabbing of Homeless Man in Sara D. Roosevelt Park During K2 Drug Feud

Last modified August 20, 2018 at 7:08 am

A homeless man was fatally stabbed in the chest Saturday afternoon on Chrystie Street inside Sara D. Roosevelt Park, police said. Cops responded to reports of an assault inside the park at around 2:15pm. The victim, identified as 23-year-old Arturo Valdez, was found with a stab wound to his chest, police said. He was transported […]

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Spike Lee’s Netflix Series is Filming Today at ‘The Box’ on Chryste Street

Posted August 1, 2018 at 5:04 am

Filming is currently underway on the second season of Spike Lee’s Netflix comedy-drama, She’s Gotta Have It. Today’s shoot is on the Lower East Side, and has commandeered The Box for the fictional “Hot N Trot Nightclub.” (The Box is often used in television and film for nightclub scenes.) This She’s Gotta Have It reboot […]

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Emergency Demolition for Former New Beer Distributors on Chrystie Street

Posted May 23, 2018 at 5:08 am

Construction of luxury condos on Chrystie Street destabilized a neighboring building, and the developer has scrambled to file emergency demolition permits. Nexus Development – the firm behind a 10-story tower at 173 Chrystie Street – filed the permits after a purported “concrete blowout” at the project site a couple weeks ago. The incident damaged 171 […]

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10-Story ODA Condo Tops out on Chrystie Street

Posted April 24, 2018 at 5:08 am

One of two ODA-designed condo towers along Chrystie just reached the top. The construction at 165 Chrystie Street topped out within the last couple weeks, boasting the token visuals of vertical completion. Flags. Not one, two, or three, but four national flags. A veritable United Nations forum with America, Russia, China, and Israel. Reaching this […]

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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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