Coming Soon: Average Joe Pilates at 187 Chrystie

Posted on: September 16th, 2010 at 6:14 am by

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World NYC was a sub-level streetwear spot that opened at 187 Chrystie Street in 2006. It featured classic kicks, hoodies, and cardigans.  But their fortune did not last, and the boutique closed up shop last year.  Now the space is poised to become a pilates studio.

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We’ve had our eyes focused on 187 Chrystie for some time now; for much of the summer, in truth.  Anyway, renovations have been on a start-stop schedule for months without much indication as to why.  But the mystery was finally solved yesterday afternoon.  A ladder-bound builder informed us that a new pilates studio called Average Joe Pilates will open here in about a month. Details are still scant, and the website is no help.

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And an interesting side-note regarding 187 Chrystie Street – it was also the home of Peter Parker in Spider Man 2. In the movie, Parker lives in a disgusting one-room apartment and constantly avoids his rent-collecting Russian landlord. The real apartment-dweller at the time of the shoot was Mark Ciolli, and his design acumen was highlighted in a 2006 New York Magazine article.

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