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215 Chrystie Street

Between East Houston Street & Stanton Street

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Carter Horsley
Review by Carter Horsley
Carter Horsley Carter B. Horsley, a former journalist for The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune and The New York Post. Mr. Horsley is also the editorial director of CityRealty.com.
 

This 28-story, mixed-use tower at 215 Chrystie Street on the Lower East Side has 11 condominium apartments on the top.

The building is scheduled for completion in 2016 by Ian Schrager and the Witkoff Group.

It has been designed by Herzog & de Meuron, which designed 40 Bond Street for Mr. Schrager.

John Pawson is the interior designer.

The base of the building has a 370-room Public hotel, which Mr. Schrager, a co-founder of the legendary Studio 54 disco, has developed for the Marriott chain.

Bottom Line

A not-so-simple tower set back on a broad base, this building by the highly respected architectural firm of Herzog & de Meuron has angled mullions for its recessed windows that give it a slightly rickety appearance despite its concrete construction.

Description

According to a May 20, 2014 articled at ny.curbed.com by Zoe Rosenberg, the development will have a “dual-floor underground nightclub with a 377-person capacity and a ground-floor restaurant for 247 people.”

The corners of the base are alternately angled and all mullions are angled inward towards the top, giving the façade a highly textured appearance.

The setback tower has corner windows.

Mr. Schrager has described the project’s aesthetic as “tough lux.”

Amenities

The apartments have complete access to the hotel services and amenities.

Apartments

Apartments have 10-foot-high ceilings and are either full- or half-floors.

Penthouse 3 is a four-bedroom unit with 4,236 square feet of space and an entry gallery that leads to a large living room that leads to a large great room that leads to a large dining room with an open kitchen and an enclosed chef’s kitchen.

Apartment 29 East is a two-bedroom unit with 2,243 square feet of space with an large entry gallery that leads to a long gallery that opens into a large great room with an open kitchen with an island.

Apartment 27 West is a two-bedroom unit with 1,977 square feet of space with a large entry gallery that leads to another gallery that opens onto a great room with an open kitchen.

Location

This mixed-use tower rises on a mid-block site south of a large Avalon residential development on the south side of East Houston Street and Stanton Street overlooking Sara D. Roosevelt Park.

It is a block east of the Bowery and a Whole Foods grocery.

It is also just to the east of the Sperone Westwater Gallery that was designed by Norman Foster and which unsuccessfully sued to block this development because it alleged it would block light into its galleries and was too tall for the neighborhood.

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