205 Chrystie Street

Rochelle’s Co-Owner Was Arrested Last Week for Grand Larceny at Chelsea Market

Last modified March 28, 2017 at 11:29 pm

For Brett David, co-owner of Rochelle’s on Chrystie Street, bad decisions are indeed served nightly, as the byline on its Twitter page boasts. It appears the nightlife operator was busted last week (November 5) for allegedly stealing a coat from a designer sample sale in Chelsea Market. The above photo was posted to the bar’s […]

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NYPD Watch Tower Arrives Outside Rochelle’s on Chrystie Street

Last modified August 13, 2015 at 2:34 pm

For the second time within a few weeks, the NYPD has wheeled out its watch tower on the Lower East Side. The one in Tompkins Square Park last month drew criticism as a response to heightened coverage of homeless in the local papers. Its tenure was short-lived (yet long enough) at a mere seven days. […]

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Michael Shah’s Controversial Liquor License for Rochelle’s Renewed Without Community Input

Posted July 31, 2014 at 6:00 am

The liquor license of Leave Rochelle Out of It is set to expire after today. Or so we thought. The license was mysteriously renewed without first appearing before Community Board 3 for input. As such, our research shows that Matt Levine remains listed as co-licensor for a business in which he has no ownership. Indeed, […]

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Rochelle’s on Chrystie Has Reopened After FDNY Shutdown

Last modified May 9, 2014 at 1:55 pm

Last Saturday, the FDNY came down hard on Leave Rochelle Out of It, the kitschy whiskey bar that opened at 205 Chrystie Street back in November. The inspection arrived on a big money day – the Kentucky Derby – and resulted in the issuance of a Full Vacate Order. As of today, both the ground […]

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Rochelle’s on Chrystie Street Slapped with Vacate Order by FDNY

Last modified May 5, 2014 at 2:19 pm

Their Twitter handle carries the slogan – “Bad decisions, served nightly.” Guess the clunky-named Leave Rochelle Out of It lived up to this hype, as the six-month-old bar was shuttered by the fire department. The vacate order was handed down on Saturday evening, and applies to both the ground level and the 205 Club in […]

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Classy Etiquette: Beard Touch Tit-for-Tat at Rochelle’s Whiskey Bar

Posted March 3, 2014 at 10:17 am

Rochelle’s whiskey bar (aka Leave Rochelle Out of It) is keepin’ it classy with some handwritten etiquette signage. The note on its door is geared toward its female following, and warns that touching beards is tit-for-tat … for tits. But specifically for creative directors Brett David and Steve Yorsz. If you grab Brett David or […]

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Report: Three-Month Old Rochelle’s on Chrystie Will Soon Close

Last modified February 7, 2014 at 1:34 pm

They left Rochelle out of it, and she wasn’t too happy. Now she might be leaving 19 Stanton Street for good. Translation – sources tell us that three-month old Rochelle’s whiskey bar (and the basement 205 Club) is having trouble making ends meet, and that closure is likely. We got a hold of 205 Club […]

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‘Rochelle’s’ Whiskey Bar Opens at 19 Stanton; Controversy Over Liquor License Continues

Last modified November 18, 2013 at 2:40 pm

The ill-fated Cocktail Bodega and the adjoining basement club have officially been replaced at 19 Stanton/205 Chrystie. Enter trendy whiskey bar Rochelle’s (aka “Leave Rochelle Out of It”) and its subterranean 205 Club that we first told you about over the summer. Both the New York Post and Village Voice fell head-over-heels, and filed puff pieces […]

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Rochelle’s Whiskey Bar Adds Neons, Remains Controversial

Last modified September 17, 2013 at 8:34 am

Despite messy backstage legal wrangling between DelShah Capital and Matt Levine, Rochelle’s Whiskey Bar is on track to open inside the former Cocktail Bodega. As we first reported, the new nightlife concept at 19 Stanton Street will focus on whiskey upstairs and operate a basement club called 205 Club, an obvious nod to the mid-aughts […]

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Michael Shah Preps Rochelle’s Whiskey Bar at Former Cocktail Bodega [UPDATED]

Last modified August 5, 2013 at 2:48 pm

The latest chapter in the saga between Matt Levine and his former partner DelShah Capital…

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