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Essex Street Market Attendance Woes in the Rearview?

Posted June 17, 2016 at 5:00 am

In March 2015, vendors operating within the Essex Street Market went DEFCON-2 over foot traffic woes and apparent lack of overall management acumen by the city, whose Economic Development Corporation is in charge. Now, however, it seems like everything is peachy inside the 76-year-old facility; a full 180 from last year’s dire assessment. What changed, you […]

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Essex Street Market Coated in Colorful New Mural to Help Visibility Woes

Posted June 14, 2016 at 5:12 am

The Economic Development Corporation is now banking on street art to help solve visibility issues for the Essex Street Market. Facade makeover began over the weekend and remains ongoing. As you can see, approximately one-third of the masonry is now painted like trippy wallpaper. This new mural is the latest attempt by the city, and […]

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‘The Jim Gaffigan Show’ Returns to Essex Street Today for More Filming

Last modified May 31, 2016 at 5:32 pm

Jim Gaffigan’s eponymous comedy series is back on the Lower East Side today. Producers from cable network TV Land will be filming scenes along Essex Street and points eastward. It’ll be hard to miss. Season 2 of The Jim Gaffigan Show – the comedy series focuses on a fictionalized version of the popular comedian – bows 10 […]

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Residents of 43 Essex Street Still Without Cooking Gas; DOB Issues Separate Stop-work Orders

Last modified May 26, 2016 at 1:14 pm

More drama over at 43 Essex Street, where the stripped store remains barren. Activity revived last week with more shuffling about the premises; it appeared that build-out was back on track. Not so fast, though. The city quickly stepped in and shut it all down. The Department of Buildings sent an inspector last week, which […]

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The Essex Market in 1969, Photo: Susan Fensten, Robert M. Cunningham Collection

Shopping the Essex Street Market in 1969 [PHOTOS]

Posted May 26, 2016 at 9:26 am

This month marks the 76th anniversary of the Essex Street Market. With three years left until the collection of warehouse buildings is cleared for the opulence of Essex Crossing, it’s important to remember the history being left behind. These one-story brick structures were built by order of Mayor LaGuardia in 1940, with the purpose of […]

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These Dead Piglets Were Discarded on Essex Street

Posted May 18, 2016 at 9:45 am

You may want to avert your eyes. Here’s a scattering of lifeless fetal pigs left for, well, dead curbside outside Seward Park High School Sunday morning (Essex and Grand). It was a disgusting display for passersby, and remained as such for hours until trash pickup. Several Redditors responded to the thread, and suggested that these […]

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Report: Cigarette Smugglers Busted in Chinatown Bus Scheme

Last modified May 9, 2016 at 11:30 am

A cigarette trafficking operation that used Chinatown buses as proverbial drug mules has been busted by the authorities. It was an arbitrage opportunity perpetrated by out-of-state opportunists who bought cheap smokes in Virginia – where taxes are way lower – and shipped north for little cost. In the belly of the unregulated Chinatown bus system. […]

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DOB Issues Stop-Work Order After Crane Crashes Into 133 Essex Street

Posted April 27, 2016 at 5:14 am

Mere hours after a cherry picker crane tipped, then crashed, into the sixth-floor window of 133 Essex Street, Department of Buildings dropped the hammer. The city agency issued a stop-work order Monday night due to a “failure to safeguard public and property.” No one was injured in the incident, but there were reportedly tenants in the […]

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Crane Crashed Through 6th-Floor Window of 133 Essex Street Last Night

Posted April 26, 2016 at 5:17 am

Yesterday evening, during the rush at 6:30pm, an active, albeit unstable, crane/cherry picker crashed into the sixth floor window of 133 Essex Street. It was deployed ten days ago for exterior work on the mid-block condo building. An eyewitness on the scene – one of the residents, in fact – reported that the crane had been leaning […]

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‘Talk & Taste’ Foodie Evenings Now Underway at Essex Street Market

Posted April 14, 2016 at 10:22 am

The Essex Street Market continues its struggle with visibility issues and stagnant management by the Economic Development Corporation. In another effort to spur awareness and foot traffic, a free foodie “Talk & Taste” series focusing on “NYC’s ever-changing foodscape” debuts this week. The events are, in all likelihood, a sampling of things to come, when the 76-year-old market is eventually […]

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