Traffic Changes as Essex Crossing Site 3 Readies 15-Story Tower

Posted on: July 20th, 2018 at 5:02 am by

Major progress is underway at Site 3 of Essex Crossing, where a fifteen-story development is in the cards. And with it, a host of traffic changes to an already congested Williamsburg Bridge approach.

Back in late March, the cluster of trailers that previously served as onsite offices for Delancey Street Associates (the developer consortium behind the project) was deposed. The mobile headquarters sat there for two years until excavation on Site 3 commenced.

Essex Crossing Phase II, Photo: Moso Studio

As previously reported, Site 3 plans call for a fifteen-story mixed-use construction that includes 83 market-rate condo units across 104,594 square-feet (no affordable housing here). The project also includes 153,819 square-feet of commercial space, the majority of which is earmarked for the Market Line, the so-called “modern bazaar” connecting to the Essex Crossing “Gateway” building across Norfolk Street. CetraRuddy is the architect of record.

Meanwhile, construction on this development has temporarily snarled altered traffic around the busy Williamsburg Bridge on-ramp. Suffolk Street between Delancey and Broome will be closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic until further notice; Broome Street has a single lane closure and Delancey has the sidewalk closure both between Norfolk and Suffolk.

But that’s not stopping the popular skate park at the Delancey Plaza.

Recent Stories

Taco Mix Opens Lower East Side Restaurant on Delancey Street

Taco Mix just launched its newest city outpost. Headquartered on Delancey Street, the fast casual establishment is a year in the making, and began serving last week. Founded on 116th Street in 1991, Taco Mix is known for its al pastor tacos, and considered by many as one of the city’s best. The Spanish Harlem-based […]

Street Artist Fixes ‘27 Club’ Mural on Rivington Street

Friends don’t let friends have their murals tagged without recourse. For the “27 Club” piece on Rivington Street, it meant Hektad to the rescue. You’ll recall that earlier this month, a group of no-name taggers scrawled over the headshots painted by Eduardo Kobra. This action prompted a response letter from the community about how amateur […]

Local 138 Reopens on Friday with New Orchard Street Bar

It took four months, but the reboot of Local 138 is days from opening at its new Orchard Street home. Local 138, which had occupied its namesake Ludlow address since 1996, announced the closure and move and impending move to 181 Orchard back in January. Work has been underway since. A downsizing not entirely its […]

NYPD Shut Down Adidas 99-Cent Sneaker Stunt on the Bowery Yesterday After it Turned Violent

Police yesterday morning shut down an out-of-control Bowery pop-up selling a limited-edition sneaker collaboration between adidas and AriZona Iced Tea. The huge crowds were the collective answer to the question, what happens when you sell a rare sneaker for 99 cents? The collaboration yielded two limited-quantity styles – Yung 1 and Continental. Both were available […]

Watch this Brazen Tagger Desecrate Louis Vuitton Logo on Ludlow Street

It’s clear that the locals aren’t too thrilled with the invasive Louis Vuitton pop-up at Ludlow and Rivington Streets. And one brazen tagger proved it. Midday Wednesday, a youngster jumped onto the building’s garbage bin and quickly spray-painted over the company logo. The graffiti lasted for a couple hours before it was buffed away. As […]