Chrein.com and New Client Featured in Habitat Mag Article

The cat’s out of the bag – we’re building a new website for The Cryder House, a 237-unit co-op in Queens, with majestic views of the Throgs Neck Bridge and the Long Island Sound. The project was the focus of an article by Habitat magazine, a co-op and condo publication here in New York.

Full disclosure, Chrein.com and it’s founder, Lloyd Chrein, are no strangers to Habitat, or to the world of journalism. Lloyd was the managing editor of the publication from 1987 to 1992, and also wrote and edited for The Wall Street Journal, Money Magazine, Newsday and others for many years – before starting Chrein.com in 1995. Lloyd brainstormed with the current Habitat editor, Bill Morris, to come up with the Cryder website story.

Please check out the article. And if you live in a co-op, condo, or anywhere – please give is a shout to discuss your next website project. Who knows… we could help put your project in the spotlight!

Opening Day at the Farm

Chrein.com director Lloyd Chrein is proud to help support the Crossroads Farm, a five-acre organic farm located in Malverne, NY. On Saturday, April 27, 2019, Lloyd and a group of other volunteers served as ambassadors for the farm, guiding visitors, serving wine and beer, and making sure everyone was having a good time. We’re looking forward to a great summer and a bountiful yield this season!

Our Small Part in Saving the Earth

Chrein.com is proud to be one of many forward-thinking partners and participants who are helping the “Mother Earth Project” – an “An Environment-Saving Global Initiative, Celebrating and Certifying Sustainability”. The project is focused on celebrating and certifying the small and large tasks each of us take to recycle, save energy, minimize pollution, and reduce our carbon footprint. The hope is by creating a greater collective awareness, we will accelerate the activities necessary to save the environment, and preserve the planet for future generations.

Mother Earth Project is spearheaded by our friend and long-time client, Barton Rubenstein of Rubenstein Studios in Maryland. Barton, an internationally renowned sculptor and public artist, created the “Mother Earth” award – a monumental five-meter high sculpture/award with the likeness of the human profile. This award is conceived as a way to incentivize countries to participate in stopping and reversing climate change, and thus preserve the environment. The idea is that each participating country will place the Mother Earth Award in their capital city, showing their commitment to this cause and as a symbol of solidarity.

Barton also runs the “Humans of Mother Earth” page on Instagram, where he celebrates the achievements and efforts – large and small- of people who want to help the Earth. Please visit, follow and, if you are inspired, participate!

Up on the Farm

Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil, and you’re a thousand miles from the corn field.
-Dwight D Eisenhower.

It was a beautiful autumn Sunday at Crossroads Farm in Malverne, NY, where Chrein.com founder Lloyd Chrein volunteered as part of a hard-working crew at the annual Fall Festival, on October 16, 2016. A record crowd enjoyed live music, hayrides, a petting zoo and pumpkin painting – as well as local craft beer, and fresh farm goods in the farm stand. The event raised thousands of dollars for the non-profit farm.

Crossroads is a five-acre certified-organic farm located on Long Island just a few miles from the New York City line. It was owned and operated by the Grossman family for generations, before it was saved from condo development by the Nassau Land Trust. Its land now produces a bounty of organic crops, and it serves as a learning center for local students, and gathering spot for families and residents of all ages.

We are proud to support Crossroads Farm, as well as other causes that help the environment, and protect our health and well-being.

Photo caption: Lloyd Chrein (right) with Crossroads volunteer Beth Summerhayes, and NY State Senator Todd Kaminsky.