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Essex Crossing Wants Your Ideas for a 200-Foot Mural at Site 5

Last modified September 25, 2017 at 10:22 am

Essex Crossing is soliciting artists for a massive mural to grace one of its new residential buildings on the Lower East Side. Last week, Delancey Street Associates, the consortium of developers behind the billion-dollar project, released a Request for Proposals last week for artists interested in painting a roughly seven-story-high mural as an homage to the […]

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Everything You Need to Know about the Affordable Housing Lottery at Essex Crossing Site 5

Posted March 6, 2017 at 5:06 am

The time has come – the scramble to score an affordable apartment inside Essex Crossing. The housing lottery for Site 5 (145 Clinton Street) opened last Friday and is ready for applications. Competition promises to be fierce, especially since prices start at a meager $519 for studios. Here are the nuts and bolts (see full literature […]

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The Lower East Side will Get its First Trader Joe’s with Essex Crossing in 2018

Posted October 5, 2016 at 5:08 am

The battle for new and affordable supermarkets around the Lower East Side has been part of nearly every community discussion about the various incoming developments in the area. Demands from neighbors have been a constant ever since Pathmark closed down its Cherry Street outpost four years ago. And leave it to Essex Crossing to nab […]

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Second of Four New Essex Crossing Towers Tops Out at 15 Stories

Posted September 26, 2016 at 5:00 am

For the first time in almost fifty years, the vacant lots along Delancey Street are buzzing with new life. Yep. It’s milestones galore for the Essex Crossing mega-project this month, construction of which is progressing rather steadily. Now, another. A month after the senior housing tower was capped at Site 6, its neighbor across the street […]

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Planet Fitness Announces Plans for Essex Crossing Gym at Site 5

Posted September 16, 2015 at 5:12 am

Which way to the gym? Planet Fitness just announced plans yesterday to open a new facility in Essex Crossing. The national gym chain – which boasts some 1,000 locations around the country – inked a deal to acquire 22,000 square-feet at Site 5. It’ll reside on the second floor of the fifteen-story mixed-use tower upon its […]

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402 Grand Street is Gone; Demolition of 400 Grand is Next

Posted September 1, 2015 at 5:17 am

As of this week, 400 Grand Street is the proverbial last man standing within the bounds of Essex Crossing real estate. But not for long. Demolition scaffolding is slowly snaking up its facade, a mere few days after the wrecking ball took out its conjoined sibling. That’s right. 402 Grand Street is gone from the […]

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400-402 Grand Street Receives Death Shroud from Essex Crossing

Posted August 18, 2015 at 5:15 am

For so long, the twin tenements of 400-402 Grand Street stood tall as a middle finger to the SPURA clearance of yore. But the glory days are over. The bulldozer of Essex Crossing is already moving across three of the ten Lower East Side lots. As such, demolition isn’t too far off for these two. […]

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Essex Crossing Construction Closes Off Entire Block of Sidewalk on Clinton Street

Posted July 21, 2015 at 9:22 am

The consortium of developers behind Essex Crossing – Delancey Street Associates – should pay attention to the pedestrian needs along the Clinton Street permiter of Site 5. The recent construction of plywood fencing now completely encloses the sidewalk space on the west side of the street. This poses myriad dangers, and for obvious reasons. Folks […]

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Demolition of 400-402 Grand Street Begins, Because Essex Crossing

Posted July 20, 2015 at 5:18 am

Time has come today … For the demolition of two more buildings to make way for the beast of burden that is Essex Crossing. Over a year after the requisite permits were issued by the Department of Buildings, the tenement twins at 400-402 Grand Street are finally meeting their maker, so to speak. Up went […]

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Report: Essex Crossing Receives $250M Loan from Wells Fargo and Citibank

Posted July 10, 2015 at 5:15 am

The game-changing Essex Crossing mega-project just received a monster cash infusion to proceed. Wells Fargo and Citibank together loaned Delancey Street Associates – the development consortium comprised of L+M Development Partners, BFC Partners and Taconic Investment Partners – more than $250 million in construction financing. The additional financing allows construction to continue on two of […]

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