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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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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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Someone Tell the EDC These Banners Aren’t Enough to Help the Essex Street Market

Last modified March 10, 2015 at 10:18 pm

You may have noticed those new banners affixed to the Essex Street Market during business hours. Each one introduces the vendors operating within, part of a seemingly half-assed initiative to market the Market. The Economic Development Corporation, the longtime owner-operator, really needs to do more than just hang profile banners on the outside of the […]

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For the Essex Market Building on Site 2, It’s One Step Closer to Demolition

Posted March 4, 2015 at 5:13 am

Down at the old Essex Market building below Delancey Street (aka Site 2 of Essex Crossing), it’s a flurry of activity preceding the inevitable wrecking ball. Demolition crews have been busy this week installing the requisite scaffolding, sidewalk bridge, and plywood along the perimter of the brick building. Full takedown will soon commence and last […]

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Heritage Meat and Brooklyn Taco Vacate Essex Market; EDC Blamed for Lack of Foot Traffic

Last modified February 26, 2015 at 9:16 am

The Essex Street Market is reportedly experiencing a steep nosedive. While prospects of a shiny new location within Essex Crossing loom (across Delancey, in fact), businesses currently operating in the trusty old warehouse are suffering from lack of foot traffic. According to recent reports, three vendors have expired since 2015 began. Year-old Essex Flowers closes […]

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Demolition of Essex Market Building Begins Ahead of 26-Story Tower with Movie Theater

Posted November 3, 2014 at 5:50 am

The quaint Essex Street Market buildings aren’t too long for this world. These brick warehouses, constructed in 1940 under Mayor La Guardia to move the pushcarts inside, are situated on SPURA lots currently designated for Essex Crossing redevelopment. The first facility to fall is the south site – 115 Delancey Street – where Olympic Restaurant and Jade Fountain heretofore resided. […]

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