Essex Crossing

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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City Approves 8-Story Essex Crossing Senior Building at Site 8

Posted June 20, 2017 at 5:00 am

Demolition of another original Essex Street Market building is imminent. The city approved razing the 77-year-old building at 140 Essex Street (aka Site 8) in March. As of last week, developer Beyer Blinder Belle can move forward with its current proposal, and with it, the commencement of Essex Crossing Phase 2. The new development planned […]

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24-Story ‘Gateway’ to Essex Crossing Gets Some Skin

Posted June 13, 2017 at 9:35 am

Out of the ground for months already, the so-called “Gateway” to Essex Crossing stands at roughly seven stories, and now sports some noticeable contextual definition. Last week, the first deliveries of paneling started to arrive at Site 2, slated to rise 24 stories. The new brown-hued exterior, known as the curtain wall in construction parlance, is […]

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93,361 People Have Applied for 104 Affordable Housing Units at Essex Crossing

Posted June 9, 2017 at 5:11 am

In case you were curious about the demand for affordable housing on a hyperlocal level, just look to Essex Crossing. According to the latest city tally, a staggering 93,361 people have applied for the 104 available affordable apartments at 145 Clinton Street. The fifteen-story development is one of nine new sites that are being redeveloped […]

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Essex Street Market Seeks Restaurants and Vendors for its New Essex Crossing HQ

Posted May 26, 2017 at 5:00 am

When the Essex Street Market debuts inside the “Gateway” of Essex Crossing next year, it’ll do so with eleven new vendors and two additional restaurants. Yep, it’s turning into another trendy food hall. The catch here is that the identity of these future ventures are not yet known, as the city must still choose. That […]

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Assessing the Scorched Remains of Beth Hamedrash Hagadol Synagogue on Norfolk Street [PHOTOS]

Posted May 15, 2017 at 8:08 am

The morning after the major 3-alarm fire that tore through Beth Hamedrash Hagadol on Norfolk Street, the crisp air is silent but for the work of firefighters. That pungent stink of charred wood and smoke still fills the air blocks away. It’s in ruins. Fire crews worked through the night to ensure the blaze was […]

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