NEW YORK — "Chrystie Street is the new Park Avenue," said Amanda Brooks, the newly promoted creative director of Tuleh, looking out the window of the company’s recently relocated Lower East Side showroom, in a second-floor walk-up.

It’s true that Sara Delano Roosevelt Park, a narrow strip of green that divides Chrystie from the parallel, uptown-bound Forsyth Street, evokes the same sense of the broad, grassy promenade of Park Avenue, but the similarities stop there, considering the renaissance of Manhattan’s Lower East Side hasn’t quite reached the manicured standards of uptown.

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