Essex Crossing Tops off 5th Tower on the Lower East Side

Posted on: March 11th, 2019 at 5:02 am by

Not a week goes without some sort of milestone for Essex Crossing. The latest being the completed vertical ascent of Site 8 on Essex Street.

The new box-of-blocks sits atop the ashes of a former Essex Street Market building that sat dormant for decades. Designed by Beyer Blinder Belle, the eight-story mixed-use tower boasts 92 affordable studios for senior housing (in an area ripe with nightlife). Residents will have access to a second-floor residential terrace, laundry room, and eighth-floor library. It’s expected to debut later this year.

There is also 9,645 square-feet of ground-level retail. The Magician bar is planning to occupy some of that space as part of its latest expansion plan.

While not yet completed, this apartment building is the fifth Essex Crossing development to materialize.

Recent Stories

DOT Announces More ‘Asphalt Art’ for Chinatown Seasonal Streets

For the second year running, Doyers Street is the recipient of the alliterative Asphalt Art. The Department of Transportation’s Temporary Art Program (DOT Art) is again joining forces with the Chinatown Partnership to paint the former “Bloody Angle.” Hangzhou artist Chen Dongfan was the first to paint the area last July, imparting a 4,851 square-foot mural […]

Cactus Store Returns Saturday for Third Season on Essex Street

Unless (or until) development takes hold at 5 Essex Street, the annual cactus retail setup will continue. For the third year running, the Los Angeles-based Cactus Store is set to return this season. Ownership confirmed the plans, and relayed an opening date of this Saturday (May 25). All the infrastructure is still in place, including […]

Essex Market Vendor ‘Rainbo’s Fish Market’ Retires After More than 40 Years

With all the fanfare the last couple weeks for the new Essex Street Market, it was pretty easy to miss the loss of two longtime vendors. At the end of April, shortly before the move across Delancey to Essex Crossing, the decades-old Rainbo’s fish market and sister vendor Tra La La Juice Bar both called […]

Aging Cooling System Blamed for Reduced Services at Hamilton Fish Park Library this Summer

With summer fast approaching, the NYPL’s Hamilton Fish Park branch staff is taking steps to ensure they don’t find themselves in a Fahrenheit 451 situation. Due to an aging cooling system, the library is reducing its services, as well as downsizing its footprint for the summer. A few portable air conditioning units will cool a […]

CC’s Cafe Space on Monroe Street Hits the Market

CC’s Cafe on Monroe Street might not last. Rumors of its demise – aka the owner wanting to surrender – have appeared over the last couple years. But now it appears more likely. This retail listing on Craigslist for the 700 square-foot restaurant space went live several days ago. Asking rent is $6,500 per month. According […]