In the Face of Essex Crossing, One Local Continues to Liberate the Municipal Lot on Ludlow

Posted on: May 4th, 2015 at 5:12 am by
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For the second time in as many weeks, Essex Crossing has been taken to task with a simple hand tool. A wire cutter. That’s right; the Municipal lot at the corner of Ludlow and Broome Streets isn’t going down without a fight.

You see, Delancey Street Associates – the consortium of developers behind the mega project – is battling both the desire for free parking and its concurrent use as a handy shortcut for neighbors. Chain-link barricades were twice installed at the access points … and twice clipped by local crusaders. This time, though, cars can’t get through thanks to obstruction poles. But now pedestrians can.

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One person in particular is determined to “not make it easy” for Essex Crossing to drop its condo development here at Site 1. “I basically opened it for all the people that use it to walk thru to get to the train/ buses,” our anonymous tipster tells us. “It’s been my shortcut for 10 years.”

This is just the beginning of the disobedience. “Until they wanna start building, I’m gonna make sure Me, and everyone in the neighborhood can freely walk thru our favorite shortcut.”

Shots fired.

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