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With Arrival of Top Hops this Week, You Can Now Buy Beer at the Essex Street Market

Posted July 18, 2016 at 5:10 am

Popular Orchard Street beer dispensary, Top Hops Beer Shop, is on the verge of opening its long-in-the-works “to-go” concept inside the Essex Street Market. Meaning, the seventy-six-year-old commercial warehouse is no longer a dry establishment. Top Hops signed a lease last fall for the space formerly occupied by Essex Flowers in the southeast corner of […]

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Essex Street Market Attendance Woes in the Rearview?

Posted June 17, 2016 at 5:00 am

In March 2015, vendors operating within the Essex Street Market went DEFCON-2 over foot traffic woes and apparent lack of overall management acumen by the city, whose Economic Development Corporation is in charge. Now, however, it seems like everything is peachy inside the 76-year-old facility; a full 180 from last year’s dire assessment. What changed, you […]

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Essex Street Market Coated in Colorful New Mural to Help Visibility Woes

Posted June 14, 2016 at 5:12 am

The Economic Development Corporation is now banking on street art to help solve visibility issues for the Essex Street Market. Facade makeover began over the weekend and remains ongoing. As you can see, approximately one-third of the masonry is now painted like trippy wallpaper. This new mural is the latest attempt by the city, and […]

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Shopping the Essex Street Market in 1969 [PHOTOS]

Posted May 26, 2016 at 9:26 am

This month marks the 76th anniversary of the Essex Street Market. With three years left until the collection of warehouse buildings is cleared for the opulence of Essex Crossing, it’s important to remember the history being left behind. These one-story brick structures were built by order of Mayor LaGuardia in 1940, with the purpose of […]

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Essex Market ‘Street Seat’ Finally Sees the Light of Day Ahead of Saturday’s Block Party

Posted May 19, 2016 at 5:12 am

Ahead of the now-annual Essex Street Market anniversary block party on Saturday – the institution turns 76 this year during Lower East Side History Month – that newfangled “Street Seat” is finally seeing the light of day. The wooden platform was installed curbside yesterday afternoon on the east side of Essex Street. Desired goal is for […]

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‘Talk & Taste’ Foodie Evenings Now Underway at Essex Street Market

Posted April 14, 2016 at 10:22 am

The Essex Street Market continues its struggle with visibility issues and stagnant management by the Economic Development Corporation. In another effort to spur awareness and foot traffic, a free foodie “Talk & Taste” series focusing on “NYC’s ever-changing foodscape” debuts this week. The events are, in all likelihood, a sampling of things to come, when the 76-year-old market is eventually […]

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Essex Market ‘Street Seat’ Arrives Next Month for 76th Anniversary Celebration

Posted April 13, 2016 at 9:25 am

It took a year, but that curbside “Street Seat” proposed for the Essex Market is finally happening. Installation is slated for May 21, the date designated for the 76th anniversary block party to celebrate the institution. This public installation was supposed to happen in May 2015. The necessary approvals were previously met, but the setup never realized. The recently-renamed […]

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Essex Street Market Birthday Block Party Planned for Springtime

Posted March 2, 2016 at 5:15 am

The Essex Street Market seemingly has a new tradition on its hands. The longtime Lower East Side market is looking to host a second annual birthday bash on the block outside its doors. You’ll recall that the Essex Market celebrated its 75th anniversary in May 2015 with a host of public events, the last of […]

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Winter DayLife with Essex Street Market Draws Huge Crowds to Lowline Lab

Posted February 22, 2016 at 10:20 am

DayLife returned with a winter edition yesterday. Indoors at the Lowline Lab prototype park, it was the second such pairing in recent years and featured various vendors from the nearby Essex Street Market. And apparently it was the place to be. The lines queued early, and snaked around the block to Rivington and Norfolk for the […]

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Lowline Lab Partners with Essex Street Market for ‘Food Festival’

Posted February 4, 2016 at 5:15 am

Here’s a taste of synergy = Lowline + Essex Street Market + Lower East Side Partnership (nee BID). Later this month, the Lowline will partner with the Essex Street Market to create a “food festival.” The event takes place in the Lowline Lab at Essex, and is incorporated into the DayLife brand forged by the […]

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