Chrystie Street

No More ‘Chubbies’ for Chrystie Street

Posted September 8, 2017 at 5:12 am

Chubbies, the short-shorts brand, just closed its summertime pop-up shop on Chrystie Street. Makes sense. You can’t be wearing shorts after Labor Day, right? Chubbies arrived at 159 Chrystie Street four months ago. This is the above-ground spot formerly occupied by Against Nature, which closed back in February after six years in business. Co-founded in 2011 […]

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Yesterday’s Hit-and-Run Driver on Chrystie Street was Homeless Man with Stolen Car

Posted September 6, 2017 at 5:12 am

So, about that hit-and-run yesterday afternoon outside the Public Hotel on Chrystie Street… A homeless man reportedly boosted a Honda Civic at around noon, and struck a 49-year-old worker with Action Carting. The victim was near his flatbed truck at 215 Chrystie Street, and sustained a serious ankle injury in the accident. Police later collared […]

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There Was Reportedly a Hit-and-Run Outside the Public Hotel this Afternoon

Posted September 5, 2017 at 3:04 pm

Several readers alert us to a purported hit-and-run that transpired this afternoon outside the Public Hotel on Chrystie Street. Details on the incident are not confirmed, but our tipsters spoke with investigators on scene who said that “someone was injured” in the alleged accident. It was apparently serious enough to elicit a major response from […]

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82-Year-Old Man Hit by Cement Truck While Crossing Chrystie Street Yesterday

Posted June 30, 2017 at 5:18 am

An 82-year-old man was run down on Chrystie Street (near Rivington) yesterday afternoon by a southbound cement truck. He was reportedly walking eastward with his walker – toward Sara D. Roosevelt Park – when the unidentified 48-year-old truck driver hit him. The elderly victim was taken to Bellevue hospital in critical condition, according to DNAinfo. […]

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Someone Trashed the Blueprints for the Ace Hotel Bowery on the Sidewalk

Last modified June 23, 2017 at 8:08 am

Trash is sometimes treasure. Everyone knows that 225 Bowery is to become the newest Ace Hotel in the stable. However, the company never officially confirmed their intentions here. Even as the transformative construction work atop the building proceeds. Well, official blueprints trashed on Chrystie Street late Tuesday night all but confirm this. We had received […]

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Public Hotel Opens Tomorrow on Chrystie Street, with Vongerichten’s ‘Public Kitchen’ Serving

Posted June 6, 2017 at 5:00 am

The big day is nigh for hotelier Ian Schrager, whose newest Public Hotel, the first of its kind in Manhattan, opens tomorrow. It’ll launch simultaneously with the already-acclaimed restaurant complex by Jean-Georges Vongerichten. At least according to several people working out front. Meanwhile, on the ground, workers recently dismantled the plywood and sidewalk shed to reveal the […]

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Short Shorts Brand, ‘Chubbies,’ is Opening a Store on Chrystie Street Tomorrow

Posted May 4, 2017 at 5:00 am

Chrystie Street will gain a taste of frat-fashion. In just twenty-four hours, men’s short shorts brand, Chubbies, is set to open a new store at 159 Chrystie. This is the above-ground spot formerly occupied by Against Nature, which closed back in February after six years in business. The retail space itself had been undergoing renovation […]

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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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