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93,361 People Have Applied for 104 Affordable Housing Units at Essex Crossing

Posted June 9, 2017 at 5:11 am

In case you were curious about the demand for affordable housing on a hyperlocal level, just look to Essex Crossing. According to the latest city tally, a staggering 93,361 people have applied for the 104 available affordable apartments at 145 Clinton Street. The fifteen-story development is one of nine new sites that are being redeveloped […]

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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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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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Phase 2 of Essex Crossing will Break Ground in June with More Affordable Housing

Last modified February 17, 2017 at 8:34 am

Essex Crossing is firing on all burners. Full throttle. Two of the four new buildings are topped out, with the balance reaching skyward each day; the 24-story “Gateway” (Site 2) and 242 Broome Street condos (Site 1) are currently sporting some major heft. But this is a rolling process, and, recent progress notwithstanding, sights are […]

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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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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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Children’s Museum of Manhattan Backs out of Essex Crossing

Posted October 14, 2016 at 9:23 am

The Children’s Museum of Manhattan just nixed its plans for a larger facility within Site 4 of Essex Crossing. Even though Delancey Street Associates, the consortium of developers behind the $1.1 billion project, never quite confirmed negotiations with the institution, executive director Andy Ackerman told Crain’s yesterday that talks broke down. “We had a wonderful […]

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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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25-Story Mixed-Use Tower Joins Essex Crossing; ‘Market Line’ Banner Unveiled on Delancey

Last modified September 22, 2016 at 12:17 pm

With four of nine SPURA parcels activated for the Essex Crossing mega-project along Delancey Street, much of the spotlight remains fixated on those buildings. The recent spate of construction is all linked to Phase I work. However, word came down the pike yesterday that Site 4 is getting ready for the big dance. The Real […]

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Essex Crossing Opens Sales Office for Condos at 242 Broome Street

Posted September 20, 2016 at 5:15 am

Carpetbagging developers want you to embrace “The legacy of new beginnings” here on the Lower East Side. That’s the lame-ass operating slogan (i.e. justification) for one parcel of the Essex Crossing megadevelopment. The fourteen-story condo building rising at Site 1, 242 Broome Street. (The real legacy of new beginnings is essentially top-down displacement.) Nevertheless, the dedicated storefront […]

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