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Revamped Essex Street Market Targeted for September 2018 Launch

Last modified July 11, 2017 at 3:52 pm

Let the countdown begin. After nearly eighty years in the same spot, the Essex Street Market is slated to launch down the street in Essex Crossing come September 2018. The Economic Development Corporation – the Market’s landlord – provided a nuts-and-bolts update to Community Board 3 last week. Much of the presentation was a rehash of what’s […]

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24-Story ‘Gateway’ to Essex Crossing Gets Some Skin

Posted June 13, 2017 at 9:35 am

Out of the ground for months already, the so-called “Gateway” to Essex Crossing stands at roughly seven stories, and now sports some noticeable contextual definition. Last week, the first deliveries of paneling started to arrive at Site 2, slated to rise 24 stories. The new brown-hued exterior, known as the curtain wall in construction parlance, is […]

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‘I.M. Pastry Studio’ Takes Stall Inside Essex Street Market

Last modified April 28, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Brooklyn-based pastry peddlers, I.M. Pastry Studio, just signed a lease inside the Essex Street Market. The stall chosen is near the northernmost entrance to the building, in what was formerly the seating area for Tra La La juicery. Teaser signage now hangs from the security gate. I.M. Pastry Studio is aiming for an opening later […]

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The ‘Gateway’ of Essex Crossing is Now Above Street Level in a Big Way [PHOTOS]

Posted February 15, 2017 at 5:11 am

SPURA Site 2 is home to the marquee property in the Essex Crossing stable, and is now above street level. Those halcyon days in the pit are done. The steel superstructure of the 24-story “Gateway” is being assembled Erector Set style, sitting roughly four stories, and gaining height and mass each day. Concrete core – […]

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Essex Crossing Unleashes Second Tower Crane into the LES Skyline

Posted November 30, 2016 at 5:11 am

There are now two tower cranes situated at the southeast corner of Essex and Delancey Streets. The second one appeared over the holiday weekend and is crowding the lot. Both are tasked with the job of constructing the “Gateway” property for the Essex Crossing mega-development, and together dominate the Lower East Side skyline. Kneel before […]

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24-Story ‘Gateway’ to Essex Crossing is Finally Above Ground

Posted October 19, 2016 at 5:00 am

That there is the first above-ground view of the forthcoming “Gateway,” a flagship development in the Essex Crossing mega-project. Demolition and construction activity has been ongoing here at Site 2 for better than a year-and-a-half, yet its brethren just down the block are light years ahead of the pack. This fetus of a building – […]

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‘Gateway’ to Essex Crossing Begins with this Enormous Tower Crane

Posted August 23, 2016 at 5:15 am

More milestones for the Essex Crossing mega-development. Last week, it was the capping of fourteen-story senior housing at Site 6; this week, its the erection of a new tower crane on Site 2 (aka 115 Delancey). The component parts had been stowed here for the better part of the last month, but not assembled until […]

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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 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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That Essex Market ‘Street Seat’ Won’t be Happening this Year

Posted September 4, 2015 at 5:16 am

Woes at Essex Street Market continue. The 75-year-old facility is still suffering from lack of foot traffic and an overall visibility problem, thanks in large part to confusion over Essex Crossing. (Site 2 will include real estate for the new market.) Initial messaging from developers seemed to weave a narrative that the market was closed. […]

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