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Heritage Meat and Brooklyn Taco Vacate Essex Market; EDC Blamed for Lack of Foot Traffic

Last modified February 26, 2015 at 9:16 am

The Essex Street Market is reportedly experiencing a steep nosedive. While prospects of a shiny new location within Essex Crossing loom (across Delancey, in fact), businesses currently operating in the trusty old warehouse are suffering from lack of foot traffic. According to recent reports, three vendors have expired since 2015 began. Year-old Essex Flowers closes […]

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Former Home of G&S Sporting Goods on Essex Street Sells for $6.9M

Posted February 25, 2015 at 5:00 am

G&S Sporting Goods concluded its 77-year run on Essex Street at the end of 2014. News of its demise first arrived a year ago, but the store limped on until November. Its departure was another sad loss of mom-and-pop culture in an area swiftly becoming another extension of luxury. By the end of December, 43 […]

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Subway Franchise on Essex Street Felled by Flood

Posted February 24, 2015 at 9:19 am

FebruANY? More like FebruFLOODING… The three-year-old Subway sandwich outpost at 153 Essex Street was felled last week by flooding in the building. Not much is known about the cause of the deluge, but it was enough to ruin business for this franchisee. Perhaps a busted water pipe due to sub-freezing temperatures. According to a handwritten […]

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Salvadoran Restaurant ‘Cabalito’ Opening Soon at 13 Essex Street

Last modified February 23, 2015 at 6:39 pm

Looks like that Cafe Grumpy downsizing we told you about a couple weeks ago is permanent. The minuscule four-year-old outpost forfeited its foothold on the south store of 13 Essex, which previously functioned as the in-house bakery. After a brief stint as pet adoption center over Valentine’s Day, the sidecar space is to become a […]

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Essex Crossing Will Staff Its Buildings with Union Workers

Posted February 19, 2015 at 5:14 am

The consortium of developers behind the massive Essex Crossing project – Delancey Street Associates – announced yesterday that the new complex will be staffed entirely by union labor. According to a report in Crain’s, BFC Partners, L+M Development Partners and Taconic Investment Partners came to an agreement with the building workers’ union 32BJ SEIU for up to […]

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Woman Violently Mugged at Essex and Hester, Search on for Suspect [VIDEO]

Posted February 13, 2015 at 5:17 am

The search is on for a male suspect wanted in a violent mugging of a 32-year-old woman near the intersection of Essex and Hester Streets. Police released surveillance footage yesterday evening showing the incident unfold at roughly 4:18 am on Saturday, January 24. The tape shows the victim struggling to ward off the attacker, who […]

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Cafe Grumpy Joins Sean Casey Animal Rescue for Valentine’s Adoption Event at Essex Street Location

Posted February 12, 2015 at 9:19 am

Cafe Grumpy moved the kitchen equipment from its sidecar annex at 13 Essex Street last week. The space that once housed an on-premise bakery is apparently now a destination for pop-ups. The first contender is a co-sponsored Valentine’s Day event with Sean Casey Animal Rescue. In particular, a “Pet Snuggle and Adoption Event.” Sorta channels […]

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Report: Beauty & Essex is Expanding to the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas

Posted February 4, 2015 at 9:22 am

Four years into its Lower East Side tenure, Beauty & Essex looks to be expanding out west. To Sin City. According to a dispatch in the Las Vegas Sun, gossip columnist Robin Leach (yes, that guy) reports that the overrated restaurant will be replicated for its Las Vegas iteration. If all goes to plan, Beauty […]

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Behold! The Essex Street Snowman Now Has a Twin

Posted January 30, 2015 at 5:16 am

The rather rotund Essex Street Snowman was sprayed with water, causing it to multiply like mogwai. Where there was once one, now two exist… Yes, there are now twin monstrous Essex Street Snowmen at the corner of Canal Street. In a quick change-up, the father-son team at the Chinese bodega created a second snow creature […]

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The Essex Street Snowman Makes its First Appearance of 2015

Posted January 28, 2015 at 5:13 am

The Essex Street Snowman made his grand return to the Lower East Side yesterday. Once again, employees of the Chinese bodega at the corner of Canal spent much of yesterday afternoon gathering and amassing the gargantuan creature (and spraying water to freeze it in place). By evening, he was ready, at an approximate height of […]

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