Essex Crossing Lays Waste to Essex Street Market in Week 3 of Demolition [PHOTOS]
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As demolition activities enter a third week, the Essex Street Market warehouse south of Delancey is pretty much a pile of rubble and twisted metal. Little from the original structure remains, except for the 75-year-old iron skeleton.
This temporary junkyard is SPURA site 2, the Essex Crossing parcel heralded by developers as “The Gateway” to the whole shebang. As previously disclosed, that means a glassy 24-story tower to collectively house the relocated Essex Market, 14-screen Regal movie theater (1,250 seats), a 12,000 square-foot urban farm on the roof of the five-story podium, and 195 residential units (split 50-50 market rate, affordable). Expect construction to follow later this spring, and continue for at least three years.
This one-story, Depression-era facility dates back to 1940, and was part of Mayor La Guardia’s policy to bring the pushcarts inside.