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Lowline Lab when it opened, October 2015

Essex Crossing Spells the End for Lowline Lab After Just over a Year

Posted February 22, 2017 at 5:16 am

The Lowline Lab, essentially an advertisement for the proposed underground park of same, is on its way out. Last day hyping the project is this Sunday (February 26). The experimental space at 140 Essex Street, situated at SPURA Site 8, lasted a year longer than initially planned and attracted more than 100,000 tourists. Lowline Lab only projected […]

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Phase 2 of Essex Crossing will Break Ground in June with More Affordable Housing

Last modified February 17, 2017 at 8:34 am

Essex Crossing is firing on all burners. Full throttle. Two of the four new buildings are topped out, with the balance reaching skyward each day; the 24-story “Gateway” (Site 2) and 242 Broome Street condos (Site 1) are currently sporting some major heft. But this is a rolling process, and, recent progress notwithstanding, sights are […]

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The ‘Gateway’ of Essex Crossing is Now Above Street Level in a Big Way [PHOTOS]

Posted February 15, 2017 at 5:11 am

SPURA Site 2 is home to the marquee property in the Essex Crossing stable, and is now above street level. Those halcyon days in the pit are done. The steel superstructure of the 24-story “Gateway” is being assembled Erector Set style, sitting roughly four stories, and gaining height and mass each day. Concrete core – […]

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Market Crossings: Essex Street Market Unveils New Illustrated History Display

Posted February 1, 2017 at 5:05 am

The Economic Development Corp. completed installation of its “history display” inside the Essex Market this week. More flow chart than mural, the new addition, located in the northern extreme of the building, illustrates the history of the Market vis-a-vis the pushcart economy of the Lower East Side. The story begins in 1900, cataloging the rise of […]

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The Market Line Throws ‘Shade’ on Delancey Street with New Mural

Posted January 30, 2017 at 9:35 am

The nascent Market Line billboard on Delancey Street is now pitching something different altogether. It’s now an art space, apparently. Some artist named “Adam” wheat-pasted a blocky image of a bespectacled woman with only the word “Shade” attached. As in throwing shade? Perhaps it’s an open-ended commentary on the anti-immigrant Trump era of politics. Or maybe we’re […]

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Essex Street Market to Unveil ‘History Display’ Showing Evolution from Pushcarts to Essex Crossing

Posted January 10, 2017 at 5:00 am

The Essex Street Market is truly trying to increase visibility and awareness these days. That was the number-one complaint from its vendors the last several years, who accused the city ownership – the Economic Development Corporation – of dropping the ball amidst larger plans for Essex Crossing. Since the various discussion vis-a-vis Community Board 3 […]

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Hundreds Protest Councilwoman Margaret Chin’s Refusal to Save the Elizabeth Street Garden

Posted December 8, 2016 at 5:12 am

Yesterday, hundreds of residents from Little Italy, SoHo, Nolita and surrounding neighborhoods protested in front of the City Council offices on Broadway, to vocalize their frustration over major real estate development decisions getting greenlit through Margaret Chin and the de Blasio administration. Of the many concerns included the lack of support on Council Member Chin’s part to […]

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Essex Crossing Unleashes Second Tower Crane into the LES Skyline

Posted November 30, 2016 at 5:11 am

There are now two tower cranes situated at the southeast corner of Essex and Delancey Streets. The second one appeared over the holiday weekend and is crowding the lot. Both are tasked with the job of constructing the “Gateway” property for the Essex Crossing mega-development, and together dominate the Lower East Side skyline. Kneel before […]

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First Sights of the ‘Market Line’ Destination at Essex Crossing Revealed [PHOTOS]

Posted November 2, 2016 at 5:19 am

For years, we’ve been hearing about the Market Line, and how it’ll both absorb and replace the 76-year-old Essex Street Market. This week brings the first advanced renderings of what this retail hub will look like. Described by the consortium of developers behind Delancey Associates as a “modern bazaar,” the Market Line will be a […]

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24-Story ‘Gateway’ to Essex Crossing is Finally Above Ground

Posted October 19, 2016 at 5:00 am

That there is the first above-ground view of the forthcoming “Gateway,” a flagship development in the Essex Crossing mega-project. Demolition and construction activity has been ongoing here at Site 2 for better than a year-and-a-half, yet its brethren just down the block are light years ahead of the pack. This fetus of a building – […]

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