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Essex Market ‘Street Seat’ is Months Delayed, but Expected Soon

Posted July 28, 2015 at 5:14 am

The Essex Street Market is still banking on city-implemented infrastructure, albeit temporary, to help solve its foot traffic woes. As previously reported, the Lower East Side BID is working with the Department of Transportation to implement a seasonal Street Seat outside the brick warehouse on Essex and Delancey. And, of course, it’s delayed. Its debut […]

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On the Ground 7 Years Before the Essex Street Market Became a Reality [PHOTOS]

Posted May 28, 2015 at 9:35 am

In the coming years, each of the Essex Street Market buildings will fall to accommodate the new Essex Crossing mega-project. The facility was built seventy-five years ago to move the plethora of pushcarts indoors. The archival photo is dated sometime in 1933, seven years before the one-story commercial buildings were constructed by order of Mayor LaGuardia. […]

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Essex Crossing Etc: Site 1 Boxed Up, Essex Market South is Gone

Posted May 18, 2015 at 5:19 am

Here are some quick hits regarding the Essex Crossing project currently underway along the south side of Delancey Street… Site 1, Ludlow/Broome It only took two days for the Municipal lot on Ludlow Street to disappear. Contractors hammered the 12-foot plywood planks into place on Friday. Site 1 is now officially boxed up and ready for […]

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Essex Market Celebrates its 75th Anniversary with a Month of Festivities

Posted April 27, 2015 at 10:10 am

The second annual Lower East Side History Month is just a few days away. Yet this year, the celebration coincides nicely with the anniversary of a neighborhood institution. Yes, the Essex Street Market turns 75 years young in May. Certainly a milestone for a brick warehouse initially intended to house the Depression-era pushcarts. Throughout the […]

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Not Much Remains of the Southerly Essex Market Warehouse in Week 5 Demolition [PHOTOS]

Posted April 13, 2015 at 5:18 am

The northwest corner of the warehouse is all that remains of the Essex Street Market building on Site 2, south of Delancey. Its 75 years of history now resides in several piles of rubble scattered across the large development parcel, with a foundation visible. Once cleaned up, the lot will sprout the flagship building in the Essex […]

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Essex Crossing Lays Waste to Essex Street Market in Week 3 of Demolition [PHOTOS]

Posted March 31, 2015 at 10:00 am

As demolition activities enter a third week, the Essex Street Market warehouse south of Delancey is pretty much a pile of rubble and twisted metal. Little from the original structure remains, except for the 75-year-old iron skeleton. This temporary junkyard is SPURA site 2, the Essex Crossing parcel heralded by developers as “The Gateway” to […]

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Week 2 of Essex Street Market Demolition is Underway [PHOTOS]

Posted March 25, 2015 at 5:00 am

With full-on demolition now in its second week, not much remains of the Essex Street Market warehouse south of Delancey. Daily drilling and digging has reduced the 75-year-old building to its component brick. Before long, it’ll be another Lower East Side sandlot awaiting its multimillion-dollar payload. Only, this parcel – SPURA Site 2 – is […]

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75 Years Later, the Essex Market Building at Broome Street is Coming Down

Posted March 20, 2015 at 5:15 am

In less than two months, the Essex Street Market is to celebrate its 75th anniversary on the Lower East Side. So it’s worth noting that its long-vacant warehouse south of Delancey is currently being reduced to a pile of rubble. Essex Crossing and its 24-story Gateway tower are coming… Demolition permits were actually filed almost […]

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Plans for a Street Seat at Essex Market

The Essex Street Market Hopes This ‘Street Seat’ Will Help Spur Foot Traffic

Last modified March 19, 2015 at 8:31 pm

In less than two months, the Essex Street Market will celebrate its 75th anniversary on the Lower East Side. What a milestone for a simple brick warehouse that was initially intended to move the pushcarts indoors. However, the forthcoming commemorations are currently overshadowed by the eventual move across Delancey to site 2 of the Essex Crossing. […]

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CB3 Overwhelmingly Supports Essex Market Vendors in Their Fight for Survival

Last modified March 19, 2015 at 8:31 pm

It’s only fitting that the fight to reinvigorate the Essex Street Market should transpire merely a block from the demolition of the very market building that will eventually deliver its replacement facility. It’ll move into the 24-story tower in approximately three years (Site 2 of Essex Crossing). Nevertheless, the conversation is about the current state of […]

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