Broome Street

Are Angry Neighbors Egging Essex Crossing?

Posted April 23, 2018 at 5:02 am

It would appear Essex Crossing has egg on its face. Literally. Most of the news coming out of mega-development is about the greatness of the housing stock (“Life’s never far from your doorstep” at the Rollins) or the imminent arrival of big-box retailers on Grand Street like Target and Trader Joe’s. Yet, it appears as […]

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Splitsville Splits with Essex Crossing, Brooklyn’s ‘Gutter’ is the New Bowling Alley

Posted April 19, 2018 at 5:00 am

Three years after Splitsville Lanes was selected for a basement bowling alley at Essex Crossing, the luxury bowling concept hit the proverbial gutter and nixed those plans. In its place, the Brooklyn-based alley dubbed The Gutter. The Gutter, with locations in Williamsburg and Long Island City, was approached by Essex Crossing developers for Site 1 […]

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Fourth Annual Greek Jewish Festival Sets the Date

Posted April 4, 2018 at 5:05 am

The date is now set for the fourth annual celebration of Greek Jewish culture on the Lower East Side, the Greek Jewish Festival. It’s scheduled for Sunday, May 6. Kehilia Kedosha Janina, the Broome Street institution behind the festivities, expects attendance to exceed last year’s crowd of more than 8,000 people. As in years past, […]

Eli Zabar’s ‘Night Shift’ Now Seeks Home on Broome Street

Posted April 2, 2018 at 5:00 am

Team Zabar hasn’t given up on the Lower East Side, it seems. Oliver and dad Eli have been trying to open a downtown version of Eli’s Night Shift without much success. Now, six months after Community Board 3 levied a full denial of the liquor license application for 54 Mulberry Street (Chinatown), they’re back. Perhaps […]

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‘GrandLo Cafe’ Debuts at Essex Crossing Today

Posted March 12, 2018 at 5:08 am

GrandLo Cafe – the new “nosh-for-profit” coffee shop to land on the Lower East Side – is ready to roll at Essex Crossing. It had been in previews for weeks. The Grand Street Settlement is in charge of the 2,500 square-foot social enterprise, providing “sustainably sourced coffee” and job training to area 16- to 24-year-olds. Soft open is today […]

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Veselka, Nom Wah, and Cafe Grumpy Join Market Line Roster

Posted February 7, 2018 at 5:05 am

With Phase II of Essex Crossing well underway at this point, developer consortium Delancey Street Associates has another ace up its sleeve. Announcing the first round of vendors joining the roster at the Market Line. The purported bazaar-like marketplace spans three blocks along Broome Street and will “bring together an eclectic mix of more than […]

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Pile Driving Commences on New 26-Story Essex Crossing Tower

Posted February 6, 2018 at 5:00 am

Essex Crossing Phase II is muscling ahead, as 180 Broome Street is cleared and primed for new development. The Broome Street parcel, also known as Site 4, operated for decades as a parking lot. Until mid-December, when all vehicles were barred from the square-block space. Late last month, workers began removing the aged chain-link fence, […]

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Rent Hike Forces Longtime Broome Street Tailor to Close

Posted January 31, 2018 at 5:03 am

As first reported last month, the end of the line is nigh for 264 Tailor. The local mom-and-pop closes after business today, the victim of an untenable rent Hike. On the block for more than two decades, the lease on 264 Broome Street is up. And the landlord wants more money. Mark Miller’s real estate […]

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Grand Street Settlement’s ‘GrandLo Cafe’ Raises $28K, Opens at Essex Crossing in March

Posted January 18, 2018 at 5:12 am

GrandLo Cafe – the new “nosh-for-profit” coffee shop concept – is two months from debuting at Essex Crossing. By March, the Grand Street Settlement will be running the show, providing “sustainably sourced coffee” and job training to area 16- to 24-year-olds. The Lower East Side social services organization kickstarted a crowdfunding campaign back in November, […]

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The Last Parking Lot on Delancey Street is Locked Up for Essex Crossing

Posted January 18, 2018 at 5:00 am

And there it goes. The last of the Delancey Street parking lots – effectively created in the aftermath of the controversial SPURA slum clearance fifty years ago – is now gated and cleared. Passenger vehicles were given notice of the closure a couple months ago. Removal from the Essex Crossing lot (Site 3) – between […]

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