Posted April 18, 2016 at 9:27 am
Enough glass already. These ugly buildings are bad for our collective health, argues cognitive neuroscientist Colin Ellard. This assertion might sound familiar. In complement to that NPR radio show in which he participated a few months ago (“Science Friday”), New York Magazine published a follow-up dispatch about the negative effects of bland buildings. Specifically, the […]
Posted February 19, 2015 at 5:10 am
There’s some new street furniture crowding the sidewalk outside the Subway sandwich shop on Chrystie. Yep, it’s the M15 Select Bus Service ticket terminal, uprooted and relocated from Allen Street to this spot due to the neverending East Houston reconstruction project. Bet the overlords at the newly-rebranded Chrystie (nee Avalon) aren’t too happy about this right […]
Posted February 5, 2015 at 5:18 am
The Avalon Chrystie luxury rental development is no longer part of the mothership and has since been rebranded. You’ll recall that Ashkenazy Acquisition Corp. purchased the fourteen-story glass box of rental rip-off apartments for $400 million last year. The property was their first foray into residential real estate. Now it’s reborn hard as simply, The […]
Posted May 29, 2014 at 10:11 am
One of the three Avalon motherships on the Lower East Side is under contract. Ashkenazy Acquisition Corp. apparently inked a deal to purchase the Avalon Chrystie for just under $400 million, reports the New York Post. The sale includes the residential component (361 total units), the 72,300 square-foot Whole Foods (whose lease expires in 2028), […]
Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:27 am
The Cooper Square Urban Renewal Area (“CSURA”) – the eleven blocks of real estate between Bowery/Second Avenue/Stanton/East Fourth Street – has certainly faded from public attention in recent years.
Last modified January 30, 2012 at 11:10 pm
The Avalon Chrystie condo-slash-strip mall officially filled its final retail vacancy. Subway is now open for business at 229 Chrystie Street, roughly five months after work first began. If you decide to dine here, be sure to avoid the always-heaping piles of garbage bags. Does their “eat fresh” slogan still apply in this instance…?
Last modified November 7, 2010 at 6:44 pm
Subway is on the verge of opening its zillionth New York City location inside the Avalon Chrystie complex. The lights were on last night at 229 Chrystie Street, with employees working on all the last-minute preparations.
Posted October 28, 2010 at 11:31 am
In recent months, the debate over the fate of SPURA has reached an uncharacteristic fever pitch. Community Board 3 has already met a few times this year to field development ideas and hear from the neighborhood. But as you might imagine, not everyone is happy with the so-called progress.
Last modified December 5, 2010 at 3:00 pm
The recent onslaught of Subway restaurants across the neighborhood continues in earnest. As we reported last month, the Avalon Chrystie is poised to host its very own franchise at 229 Chrystie Street, right alongside Whole Foods. While little activity has transpired to prepare the fast food joint for action, official signage is now in place.
Last modified November 1, 2010 at 12:23 am
The most important news here isn’t that the newest Subway outpost at 66 Delancey opens for business today. Or that the requisite grand opening sigange and stream of colorful flags are in place. No, no. Rather, another location is currently in works just a few blocks to the northwest. It has come to this, folks. […]