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Affordable Housing Lottery Launches for Essex Crossing’s 26-Story ‘Gateway’

Last modified December 14, 2017 at 8:09 am

This is the week of Essex Crossing updates. A torrent of news is coming out of the Lower East Side mega-project, with the latest being the launch of the affordable housing lottery inside the “Gateway” tower at Essex and Delancey Streets. There are a total of 98 affordable apartments up for grabs at 115 Delancey […]

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Two Scoops: Chinatown Ice Cream Factory Expanding into New Essex Street Market

Last modified December 13, 2017 at 9:19 am

The beloved Chinatown Ice Cream Factory is expanding to the Lower East Side next year. It will take up residence inside the new Essex Street Market facility as part of Essex Crossing. This cross-neighborhood expansion is a first for the popular scoop shop, which has been serving its namesake neighborhood for four decades. Second-generation owner […]

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Essex Street Market Warehouse Gets Demolition Death Shroud Ahead of Phase II Development

Posted November 20, 2017 at 9:50 am

More than seventy-seven years after its construction at the behest of Mayor Fiorello La Guardia, another Essex Street Market building is on death’s door. The shroud of netting and scaffolding was affixed to the facade of 140 Essex Street (aka Site 8) last week. Another piece of Lower East Side history razed; yet the end is […]

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Essex Street Market Now Offers Home Delivery

Posted November 14, 2017 at 5:05 am

In the twilight of its days at 120 Essex Street, the Essex Street Market continues to reinvent itself. This time, with delivery. Indeed, the 77-year-old market last week teamed up with Mercato to offer a delivery program for customers. Products offered in-store by food merchants are now available to those still sitting on the couch. […]

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The Future Home of Essex Street Market Gets Glassed up

Posted October 18, 2017 at 5:09 am

By this time next year, the Essex Street Market will be in its new home. Until then, we watch the progress at Site 2, where the future headquarters is taking shape. In fact, with the topping out last week, the whole development is now starting to resemble all the renderings. The three-story glass exterior lining […]

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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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Here Are Ai Weiwei’s Lower East Side ‘Fences’ [PHOTOS]

Posted October 12, 2017 at 5:00 am

World renowned artist Ai Weiwei began installing works last week as part of the “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors” endeavor. But today is the official start of the public art project. The Lower East Side features prominently in the campaign, too. Ai Weiwei installed four in the neighborhood proper, plus dozens of 2D banners on […]

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Ai Weiwei’s First LES Installation is Now on Display at the Essex Street Market

Posted October 7, 2017 at 9:03 am

Ai Weiwei is taking the city by storm this month with his “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors” public art project. While not technically launched, the dissident artist’s work is already going up around town. Indeed, installation began earlier this week at the marquee locations like the Washington Square Park Arch and Cooper Union. Some of the […]

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Ai Weiwei to Install Several ‘Fences’ Around the LES this Fall as Part of Citywide Project

Posted August 25, 2017 at 5:12 am

Provacative Chinese dissident-artist Ai Weiwei will impart his “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors” public art project on October 12. The new exhibition calls for more than three hundred fence installations across the Five Boroughs. To ensure the deadline is met, and that the event remains publicly funded, the Public Art Fund curator took to Kickstarter […]

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‘I.M. Pastry Studio’ Debuts at Essex Street Market; ‘Dominican Cravings’ on the Way

Posted August 17, 2017 at 5:08 am

Brooklyn-based pastry peddlers, I.M. Pastry Studio, signed a lease inside the Essex Street Market back in April. Four months later, the business is operational. I.M. Pastry Studio, specializing in custom cakes and pastries, began slinging its baked goods last week in what was formerly the seating area for Tra La La juicery. The eight-year-old bakery spawned as […]

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