Broome Street

International Center of Photography at Essex Crossing Takes Shape, Seeks Liquor License

Posted September 19, 2018 at 5:00 am

Its brief stint on the Bowery is limited. Come next year, the International Center of Photography will consolidate operations at Essex Crossing. The new headquarters has gradually taken shape over the last several months, and the boxy building finally resembles the initial rendering. Installation of exterior “aluminum screen” paneling recently completed, and most of the […]

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Zabar Progeny Preps ‘Devon’ for October Launch

Posted August 28, 2018 at 5:00 am

Team Zabar is busy at work on Broome Street, its first Lower East Side venture to date. The father-son collaboration between Eli and Oliver, respectively, will soon impart a new restaurant here in the former home of Lucky Bee called Devon. Contractors recently began the major gutting of the premises, as well as installation of […]

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26-Story Tower at Essex Crossing Site 4 Begins its Ascent

Posted August 21, 2018 at 5:04 am

The short-lived respite from cranes on Delancey Street just concluded. Site 4 of Essex Crossing is pushing upward in a big way now. Two weeks ago, fully six months after construction began onsite, a tower crane was assembled for the duration. Its job – to erect a 26-story superstructure at 180 Broome Street. And with […]

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

Posted July 20, 2018 at 5:02 am

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 […]

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Sugar Sweet Sunshine, Roni-Sue’s, and Exit 9 Gift Shop Headed to Essex Street Market

Posted June 6, 2018 at 5:00 am

What’s a week on the Lower East Side without some update on vendors for the new Essex Street Market? Today brings news of three local vendors to take up stalls inside the 24-story tower at 115 Delancey Street. That’s in addition to the roster of twenty-four currently making the journey next fall. Dessert stalwart Sugar […]

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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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