Essex Crossing

The 26-Story ‘Gateway’ to Essex Crossing Tops Out

Last modified October 14, 2017 at 1:08 pm

Essex Crossing this week celebrates another milestone. The fourth and final building in Phase I of the billion-dollar mixed-use project has reached the top. The 26-story tower (revised from 24 stories) at 115 Delancey Street (aka Site 2) – referred to as the “Gateway” development – officially topped out yesterday afternoon. Token American flag currently […]

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See Renderings of the New International Center of Photography at Essex Crossing [PHOTO]

Posted October 10, 2017 at 5:14 am

Yesterday afternoon, the International Center of Photography confirmed its plans for the Essex Crossing mega-development. Word had leaked over the weekend that the city-based institution is under contract to purchase a pair of commercial condo units at 242 Broome Street (aka Site 1). The new digs will offer enough real estate to combine both the […]

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Report: International Center of Photography Confirmed for Essex Crossing Facility

Posted October 9, 2017 at 5:00 am

No more posturing. Looks like Essex Crossing finally chose its “cultural facility” for Site 1. The International Center of Photography, headquartered on the Bowery for barely two years, reportedly signed a deal for a pair of commercial condo units in the base of the fourteen-story residential building at 242 Broome Street. According to the Commercial […]

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Here’s What the Second Phase of Essex Crossing Looks Like [PHOTOS]

Posted September 29, 2017 at 5:11 am

Two years into the Essex Crossing mega-project, there are now four new buildings piercing the Lower East Side skyline. And as this initial push inches toward completion, we now have a definitive look at phase two. Developer consortium Delancey Street Associates released renderings yesterday (via Curbed) for the two developments set to rise at Sites […]

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Essex Crossing Wants Your Ideas for a 200-Foot Mural at Site 5

Last modified September 25, 2017 at 10:22 am

Essex Crossing is soliciting artists for a massive mural to grace one of its new residential buildings on the Lower East Side. Last week, Delancey Street Associates, the consortium of developers behind the billion-dollar project, released a Request for Proposals last week for artists interested in painting a roughly seven-story-high mural as an homage to the […]

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Chinese Bakeshop, ‘Sun Bakery,’ Sunsets on Essex Street

Posted August 11, 2017 at 5:00 am

Standing in the shadows of Essex Crossing, its days serving the Lower East Side seemed numbered from the moment those renderings were released. The Chinese bakeshop at 83 Essex Street, Sun Bakery, appears to be closed down. There is no announcement anywhere, but a tipster sent along the dispatch. Phone calls to the business are […]

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Ludlow Street Development Site Next to ‘The DL’ Hits the Market for $18M

Posted August 7, 2017 at 5:03 am

It’s one of the last scruffy edges of Ludlow Street that often rivals the corner of Broome and Allen Streets as being the smelliest on the Lower East Side. And now the property in question is being positioned for sale as a “development opportunity.” 89-91 Ludlow Street just hit the market last week for a […]

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HPD Files Plans for 15-Story Essex Crossing Building on Broome Street

Posted July 24, 2017 at 5:02 am

There is a torrent of Essex Crossing news of late. Here’s the latest. Last Friday, the Department of Housing and Preservation Development filed plans for a new 15-story construction and obligatory foundation work at 202 Broome Street, currently a functional parking lot. The new mixed-use development includes 83 market-rate condo units across 104,594 square-feet (no […]

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Revamped Essex Street Market Targeted for September 2018 Launch

Last modified July 11, 2017 at 3:52 pm

Let the countdown begin. After nearly eighty years in the same spot, the Essex Street Market is slated to launch down the street in Essex Crossing come September 2018. The Economic Development Corporation – the Market’s landlord – provided a nuts-and-bolts update to Community Board 3 last week. Much of the presentation was a rehash of what’s […]

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Hanksy Brings ‘Market Surplus’ of 10 Artists to Paint Vacant Essex Market Warehouse

Posted June 23, 2017 at 10:00 am

Street artist Hanksy this week continues the tradition of hosting art shows in buildings doomed for demolition. With the Lowline Lab months in the grave, he’s gathered a gaggle of creative friends for a group exhibition inside the vacant Essex Street Market building at 140 Essex. The show – dubbed “Market Surplus” (get it?) – […]

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