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Pile On: Essex Crossing Hammers First Foundation Elements in Place at Site 2

Posted August 28, 2015 at 5:17 am

It’s the moment we’ve not been waiting for. The Gateway to Essex Crossing, as it were, just started to take shape. Its bones, at least. Here and now, the first few building blocks of what will ultimately comprise ten years of construction headaches along Delancey Street. Those twin, five-story pile drivers (and four backhoes) sitting within […]

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Lowline Files Permits to Transform Vacant Essex Market Building Into ‘Lowline Lab’

Posted August 25, 2015 at 5:10 am

Already three years deep, the Lowline – that subterranean park seemingly polarizing the Lower East Side – continues its quest to take over the old trolley terminal beneath Delancey. Or, rather approval. Earlier this summer, a Kickstarter campaign was organized to collect funds for the ongoing “Lowline Lab” that will help the team test various […]

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Essex Crossing Site 2 ‘Gateway’ Receives 5-Story Pile Driver

Posted August 12, 2015 at 5:12 am

It’s already been four months since the southerly Essex Market warehouse was pounded to oblivioin. The square-block parcel that is Site 2 of the Essex Crossing mega-development is now buzzing with renewed activity. That temporary fence was no longer cutting it. The project site now keeps folks at a distance with a more intimidating plywood […]

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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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