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

Posted on: September 1st, 2015 at 5:17 am by
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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 Lower East Side landscape. Eradicated. It was a good run for the tenement. Almost a century at the corner of Clinton Street, ultimately cut short by greed and political corruption.

So, now Site 5 of Essex Crossing can rise without encumbrance. The square-block is currently slated for a fifteen-story mixed-use tower, and is the same parcel from which the old firehouse was excised. The new construction will boast 211 units (half affordable), a school facility, and park on the Broome Street front.

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