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Someone Junked their Plane on Delancey Street [Updated]

Last modified May 12, 2017 at 5:40 pm

The fuselage of a bombed-out plane is stashed in a Delancey Street parking lot primed for development. It’s not immediately clear why the plane is here, nor who who it belongs to, but there it sits, nonetheless. (And next to a trashed refrigerator, we might add.) Wings are clipped, and wheels removed; the cockpit and […]

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Amidst Arrested Development, Free Parking Flourishes on Avenue C

Posted January 18, 2016 at 5:12 am

That white-gloved effort to transform the Avenue C Mobil station into luxury housing is stalled. As previously mentioned, Lloyd Goldman’s BLDG Management, a partner in the new development, will eventually construct a $35.3 million tumor at 350 East Houston (aka 11 Avenue C). It’ll rise nine stories and sport forty-five rental units. The Department of […]

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Essex Crossing Readies Site 1 Parking Lot for Development on Ludlow Street

Posted May 14, 2015 at 5:10 am

And just like that, Delancey Street is a construction zone. Essex Crossing is advancing into phase one at quite a pace. In the same week that the firehouse at 185 Broome receives its touch of death, the former Municipal lot on Ludlow is prepped for same. A month after the Department of Transportation forever shuttered […]

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In the Face of Essex Crossing, One Local Continues to Liberate the Municipal Lot on Ludlow

Posted May 4, 2015 at 5:12 am

For the second time in as many weeks, Essex Crossing has been taken to task with a simple hand tool. A wire cutter. That’s right; the Municipal lot at the corner of Ludlow and Broome Streets isn’t going down without a fight. You see, Delancey Street Associates – the consortium of developers behind the mega […]

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Essex Crossing is Fed Up with Drivers Illegally Parking in the Closed Parking Lot on Site 1

Posted April 28, 2015 at 5:10 am

It’s Essex Crossing versus drivers who insist the municipal parking lot situated on SPURA Site 1 is a necessity. Responding to the influx of cars capitalizing on “free” spots, the Delancey Street Associates consortium last week installed a chain-link fence across the entrance to the lot. The exit was also left open to allow people […]

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Essex Crossing (Unintentionally) Invites Free Parking to Site 1 for the Time Being

Posted April 23, 2015 at 5:17 am

Technically, the longstanding Municipal parking lot on Ludlow Street is permanently closed. Realistically, however, it’s open season for risk-loving drivers. Guess they didn’t get that memo. You see, even though the car park is designated development Site 1 under Essex Crossing, and was shuttered April 15, the Department of Transportation failed to seal the entry […]

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The Municipal Lot on Ludlow Street Closes April 15 for Essex Crossing; ‘Shakespeare in the Parking Lot’ Moves to CSV Center

Last modified April 6, 2015 at 9:07 am

Essex Crossing is advancing at quite the clip these days. Phase I is well underway; it’s unstoppable now. The 75 year-old Essex Market warehouse on Site 2 is basically a pile of rubble, razed for a glassy, 24-story mixed-use tower called the Gateway. Next up, the through-block Municipal parking lot right across the street. Messaging […]

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It’s Now the 20th and Final Season of ‘Shakespeare in the Parking Lot’ at Ludlow and Broome, Thanks to Essex Crossing Development

Posted June 16, 2014 at 6:07 am

Shakespeare in the Parking Lot has been an offbeat annual arts tradition since 1995. For twenty consecutive summers, the Municipal Lot at the corner of Ludlow and Broome Streets transformed into an open-air theater, complete with putrid smells and the soothing sounds of late-night traffic. The twentieth season of programming kicks off July 10 with […]

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The SPURA Davey Drill of the Day

Posted April 25, 2014 at 9:30 am

Those menacing Davey Drills are a common sight around the sprawling tract of SPURA land these days. The crane-looking machines are busy nabbing soil samples ahead of the massive new Essex Crossing development that will forever change the makeup of the Lower East Side. Today’s “drill of the day” was spotted in the Municpal parking […]

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Demolition Starts at Essex Street Municipal Parking Garage Ahead of $4M Makeover

Posted March 27, 2014 at 5:19 am

With news of SPURA and Essex Crossing on the brain of late, it’s worth revisiting the municipal parking garage straddling Ludlow and Essex Streets. After all, a 1970s style facility doesn’t really fit in a rapidly gentrifying neighborhood, so it too must react in kind. Even though the scaffolding and netting was installed months ago, […]

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