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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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City Approves 8-Story Essex Crossing Senior Building at Site 8

Posted June 20, 2017 at 5:00 am

Demolition of another original Essex Street Market building is imminent. The city approved razing the 77-year-old building at 140 Essex Street (aka Site 8) in March. As of last week, developer Beyer Blinder Belle can move forward with its current proposal, and with it, the commencement of Essex Crossing Phase 2. The new development planned […]

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Essex Crossing Files Plans for Affordable Senior Building at Lowline Lab Site

Posted March 2, 2017 at 5:00 am

The second phase of Essex Crossing is nigh. This past Tuesday, two days after the Lowline Lab ended its life-size diorama at 140 Essex Street, developer Beyer Blinder Belle filed paperwork for the newest development. After all, this seventy-seven-year-old warehouse building is designated as Site 8 of the overall mega-project. (Beyer Blinder Belle is also […]

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Essex Crossing Spells the End for Lowline Lab After Just over a Year

Posted February 22, 2017 at 5:16 am

The Lowline Lab, essentially an advertisement for the proposed underground park of same, is on its way out. Last day hyping the project is this Sunday (February 26). The experimental space at 140 Essex Street, situated at SPURA Site 8, lasted a year longer than initially planned and attracted more than 100,000 tourists. Lowline Lab only projected […]

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11 Things You Need to Know about the Lowline’s $83M Underground Park

Posted September 23, 2016 at 9:28 am

City officials announced their full support of the $83 million Lowline project back in July, some five years after its conception. The backing came as the bureacracy created a dog-and-pony show to try and elicit proposals for the 60,000 square-foot vacant trolley terminal beneath Delancey Street. The Lowline was the only proposal (naturally), and now […]

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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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100 Gates Project Reaches 75% Completion Milestone on the Lower East Side

Last modified December 2, 2015 at 8:19 am

​The widely-lauded 100 Gates Project on the Lower East Side is nearing its namesake goal. In fact, the pace of painting is picking up. The skinny: the 100 Gates Project just crossed the 75% mark. We’re told that more than 75 roll-down gates have been sheathed in murals since the campaign began last summer. Moreover, […]

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James Murphy’s ‘Subway Symphony’ Comes to Life at the Lowline Lab on Essex Street

Posted November 23, 2015 at 5:18 am

​LCD Soundsystem and the Lowline are now bedfellows. Musician James Murphy, as has been widely reported, continues his quest to bring a more welcoming set of tones to the subway entrance experience. His “Subway Symphony” invention solves that aesthetic problem by introducing “shimmering pieces of music” each time straphangers pass through the turnstiles. Even though […]

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The ‘Lowline Lab’ Shows Off Solar Technology for Future Underground Park Below Delancey Street [RECAP]

Posted October 19, 2015 at 9:29 am

The Lowline pulled out all the stops in creating its so-called “Lowline Lab” on Essex Street this weekend. Perenially in fundraising mode, the ambitious subterranean park project successfully collected more than $220K to create this intriguing prototype for public consumption. No longer an idea on the proverbial page, the exhibit – located in the vacant Essex […]

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