Ian Schrager talks about his vision at 215 Chrystie, the new luxury hotel/apartment project. It’s a “tough luxe” concept that “sort of captures the spirit of the neighborhood. ” When “you put together two diametrically opposed ideas,” he says, “they both showcase each other and highlight and make each other look better.” (Commercial Observer)
The victim of an apartment fire on East First Street yesterday was Evelyn Dahab, the owner of a Brooklyn bar. After a long-running dispute with her landlord, Dahab planned to move out of the apartment at the end of this month (Gothamist).
SantaCon hires civil rights lawyer Norman Siegel (Gothamist).