Chrystie Street

Justin Theroux Really Wants You to Know his Chrystie Street Bar is the ‘Diviest’ New Dive

Posted July 23, 2019 at 5:06 am

Actor Justin Theroux and other nighlife impresarios opened Ray’s on Chrystie Street last week, taking the space previously occupied by Le Turtle. Best part about the arrival was receiving a thousand-word, ipso-facto media advisory explaining how the establishment is the “Lower East Side’s diviest new dive bar.” Here are some choice bytes: Ray’s joins New […]

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Actor Justin Theroux is Opening a Bar Called ‘Ray’s’ on Chrystie Street

Last modified July 18, 2019 at 4:23 pm

Actor Justin Theroux is opening a new bar on the Lower East Side. Ray’s – not to be confused with Famous Ray’s Pizza or Ray’s Candy Store – is the name of the Chrystie Street bar. It takes the space previously occupied by Le Turtle, which closed back in January. Theroux, who was married to […]

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A Tree Falls on Chrystie Street

Posted June 14, 2019 at 8:41 am

A tree falls on Chrystie Street, and plenty of people were there to see it. During the morning deluge yesterday, a tall timber from inside Sara D. Roosevelt Park toppled into the roadway of Chrystie Street, just north of Grand. The fallen tree straddled most of the pavement, but luckily no one was hurt. Only […]

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Meet the Newest Condo Tower to Join Chrystie Street Corridor

Posted April 23, 2019 at 5:01 am

A half-block from the Public Hotel, another tower is poised to rise. Where 199-201 Chrystie Street once stood, there is now a hole in the ground waiting for a fourteen-story luxury payload. And this is what it’ll look like. Work just began on the condo project within the last few weeks. Owner-developer KD Sagamore, which […]

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Fighting Over Public: Theater Sues Ian Schrager’s Hotel for Trademark Infringement

Posted February 25, 2019 at 5:05 am

There is a very public fight afoot over use of the name. The Public Theater filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against Ian Schrager’s Public Hotel last Thursday. The beef is over theatrical petformances in connection with the Public name and logo, as first reported by The New York Times. Located a mere one-and-a-half miles apart on […]

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‘Le Turtle’ Goes Under After 3 Years on Chrystie Street

Posted February 5, 2019 at 5:04 am

Le Turtle is no more. The popular French-American restaurant at the southeast corner of Chrystie and Rivington Streets shuttered at the end of January after just over three years in business. A sign on the window announces the news, yet teases “more announcements soon.” Le Turtle launched at 177 Chrystie Street in December 2015. The […]

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Dual Demolition Underway on Chrystie Street Ahead of New 14-Story Tower

Posted November 9, 2018 at 5:00 am

Already with two context-killing luxury developments currently rising on Chrystie Street, the block between Rivington and Stanton is heating up. Work is now underway that will eventually yield a 14-story building. Demolition began over the summer at 199 and 201 Chrystie Street. The death shroud cloaked both buildings during their demise. Before long, the adjacent […]

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When the Rear Garden Grows the 28-Story Public Hotel

Posted October 19, 2018 at 5:09 am

For the last year, 215 Chrystie Street has been the address of Ian Schrager’s posh Public Hotel (and condos). Before the 28-story development, though, this city parcel was the rear yard, and garden, for the Thelma Burke building on Stanton Street. The New York Times just published a new feature, “How a Garden for the […]

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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