Essex Crossing (Unintentionally) Invites Free Parking to Site 1 for the Time Being
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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 points. So, New Yorkers – being themselves – are slowly realizing what’s up, and continue to take advantage of the free parking (meters are also gone).
The secret is out, and probably won’t last too long.
As previously reported, we are to expect a thirteen-story building that carries a condo component of 55 units, 11 of which are “affordable.” Plus, a Bowlmor is still rumored for the basement. The Andy Warhol Museum, an early pairing for Essex Crossing, backed out of the project entirely last month.
Expect the tall plywood fencing to arrive in the coming weeks. Actual groundbreak is slated for later this spring.