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Neighbors Petition to Fight the ‘Public Hotel’ Spelling Lights

Posted April 3, 2017 at 5:16 am

Public Hotel remains in the spotlight with its window-lit spelling scheme. The uppermost floors of both the northern and southern exposures of Ian Schrager’s new 28-story condo-hotel act as advertisement for the brand. In fact, the illuminated billboard (nay, Lite-Brite) shines 24/7. Since the switch flipped, however, we’ve fielded a growing number of emails from neighbors who […]

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Public Hotel Doubles Down with ‘Lite Brite’ Style Spelling on Chrystie Street

Posted March 29, 2017 at 5:12 am

If the gargantuan Public Hotel on Chrystie Street were a Lite-Brite, its top floors would be the canvas, the string of lights its pegs. Two weeks after spelling itself on the north face of the building, workers completed a similar feat for the southern exposure. Whereas the former is sideways, the latter is right-side-up. It’s […]

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Public Hotel Spells Itself with Towering Announcement in Lights; Opening is this Summer

Posted March 16, 2017 at 5:06 am

Ian Schrager’s Public Hotel on Chrystie Street has been standing tall since April 2016. That’s when the shadow-casting condo-hotel topped out at 28 stories. Now, a year later, debut is still several months from happening. But the, ahem, public rollout just began. Team Schrager is now spelling itself with lights. Earlier this week, a six-story network […]

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‘Against Nature’ Boutique on Chrystie Street Shutters After 6 Years

Posted February 17, 2017 at 5:18 am

Fashion flight hits Chrystie Street. Against Nature, the men’s boutique that debuted back in 2010, shuttered this week. It rolled up and consolidated with the flagship store on Christopher Street. Not entirely unexpected. A few weeks ago, the Lee & Associates brokerage installed an enormous leasing banner on the facade. What we often call tombstone […]

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2-Way Protected Bike Lane on Chrystie Street is Now Painted Green and Ready to Roll

Posted November 18, 2016 at 5:00 am

Here it is – your new 2-way protected bike lane on Chrystie Street. It’s finally done. The city delivered on its promise to implement the feature by year’s end. Department of Transportation was especially busy in the last couple weeks, ever since the seven-block stretch was resurfaced. Lots of progress to report. The DOT striping crew […]

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‘Licensed to Ill’ Turns 30, So We’re Revisiting their Old HQ at 59 Chrystie Street

Posted November 16, 2016 at 5:13 am

Yesterday was the thirtieth anniversary of Licensed to Ill, the Beastie Boys’ seminal debut on Def Jam Recordings. The long-player became the first rap album to top the Billboard album chart, and eventually shifted more than ten million copies just in the United States. During this formative era, the three-piece group dwelled (and partied) at 59 […]

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The Artist’s Palette as ‘Point of Origin’ at the Lodge Gallery

Posted November 9, 2016 at 5:18 am

Can a painter’s palette – the starting point for every work – be a glimpse into an artist’s mind? The Lodge Gallery’s latest show, “Point of Origin,” hopes to explore some of that question. Featuring work by over fifty artists from around the world, the exhibit focuses on the artist’s palette itself as the blank […]

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Chrystie Street is Finally Repaved, 2-Way Protected Bike Lane Coming Soon

Posted November 7, 2016 at 5:12 am

Mountains were apparently moved, but it’s done. Yep, the eight-block length of Chrystie Street finally received its fresh coat of asphalt over the course of last week (after sitting raw for two weeks). Paving activities took place Tuesday through Thursday night. The boulevard had been a pock-marked clusterfuck for years. Next up is striping and, […]

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Chrystie Street in Resurfacing Purgatory as Cyclists Eagerly Await 2-Way Bike Lane

Posted November 1, 2016 at 5:11 am

How much longer before Chrystie Street is paved? Good question. It was already two weeks ago that Chrystie Street was scraped into submission. A necessary prerequisite before any resurfacing can be done. The Department of Transportation promised a two-day turnaround, but couldn’t follow through (naturally). The new pave job is reportedly linked to the highly-anticipated […]

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Chrystie Street Slated for Milling and Repaving this Week Ahead of 2-Way Protected Bike Lane

Posted October 18, 2016 at 5:11 am

The path to a protected two-way bike lane along Chrystie Street will soon have new asphalt. Progess toward that goal inches forward with each passing week. Now, the biking community might be stoked to learn that the full length of pavement from Canal to East Houston is ready for new surfacing. Community advisory notices lining […]

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