Chrystie Street

The Shameful State of Sara D. Roosevelt Park [OP-ED]

Posted September 20, 2021 at 5:01 am

The following editorial was written by longtime Lower East Sider and lifelong New Yorker Arthur Karpati. When I moved to the Lower East Side in 1999, I did so because of the dynamic nature of the neighborhood. Long one of the city’s great cultural crossroads—from Chinatown to Little Italy to Loisaida—it has also, in recent […]

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Woman Punched in the Face, Robbed in Early-Morning Mugging on Chrystie Street

Posted July 26, 2021 at 5:03 am

A woman was mugged in a violent early-morning ambush on Chrystie Street last Friday, police said. The 29-year-old victim was reportedly walking near the corner of Stanton and Chrystie Streets at around 5:10am when the male thief approached her from behind, socked her in the face and threw her to the ground. Once down, the […]

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Opposition Mounts Against Public Hotel Garden Revamp on Chrystie Street

Posted April 19, 2021 at 5:04 am

The 28-story Public Hotel hopes to reconfigure its garden area along Chrystie Street. Neighbors are not having it. Posters in the immediate vicinity display the opposition to the liquor license modification. Claiming that the new garden format would be an “open air eating and drinking playground for the rich.” According to materials submitted to the […]

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Screaming ‘Go Guy’ Directs Traffic at Delancey and Chrystie

Last modified March 15, 2021 at 8:32 pm

A double-amputee in the intersection of Delancey and Chrystie Streets screams at traffic daily, catching the attention of locals who are both irked and driven to help. It goes like this. The wheelchair-bound man – whose legs were amputated – shouts orders at the top of his lungs. He’s apparently a resident of a nearby […]

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Sammy’s Roumanian Confirms Closure, but Teases Possible Return

Last modified January 4, 2021 at 10:39 pm

Kvetch away. What began in the rumor mill this past week was confirmed as truth – Sammy’s Roumanian Steakhouse is permanently closed. However, ownership of the forty-seven-year-old restaurant is leaving the door open for a possible comeback. Responding after days of silence, the schmaltzy kosher-style restaurant took to Instagram to post its farewell. “It is […]

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Rumor: Sammy’s Roumanian Closes Chrystie Street Dining Room

Last modified January 2, 2021 at 7:32 pm

It certainly isn’t a happy new year here on the Lower East Side if rumors prove true that Sammy’s Roumanian is closed for good. The Chrystie Street restaurant closed back in mid-March with the rest of the city during the initial pandemic lockdown. And now it appears they didn’t survive. Photographers James and Karla Murray […]

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Fridays Under $40: Date Yourself For Next To Nothing

Last modified October 9, 2020 at 10:14 am

In our Friday column, “Fridays Under $40,” Boogie writer Sara Graham again hits the streets to find cheap eats and affordable things to do during these weird times. In this week’s jaunt, we’re turning the $40 into $4! I think a lot about the idea of “dating myself,” these days. Even though I’m in a […]

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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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