Essex Street

Essex Street Light Poles are Now LED-Equipped

Posted June 23, 2017 at 5:07 am

The lighting scheme along Essex Street is presently undergoing a complete shift to more modern technology. That warm glow is now replaced with the blinding antiseptic flood of LED. The Department of Transportation has begun swapping the infrastructure, and at least four new poles are now installed. We caught this crew hoisting one into place […]

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City Approves 8-Story Essex Crossing Senior Building at Site 8

Posted June 20, 2017 at 5:00 am

Demolition of another original Essex Street Market building is imminent. The city approved razing the 77-year-old building at 140 Essex Street (aka Site 8) in March. As of last week, developer Beyer Blinder Belle can move forward with its current proposal, and with it, the commencement of Essex Crossing Phase 2. The new development planned […]

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Trendy LA-Based ‘Cactus Store’ Now Selling out of Essex Street Greenhouse

Posted June 19, 2017 at 9:33 am

The seven-years-dormant lot at 5 Essex Street is now a temporary open-air Cactus market. The store launched last Thursday evening with an invite-only party, but opened to the public on Saturday during the torrential downpours. News of this retail endeavor – The Cactus Store – was shrouded in secrecy for weeks, until we first broke […]

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Clayton’s Corner: Catching up with the Locals [PHOTOS]

Posted June 13, 2017 at 5:13 am

Bridge Runners Club, lead by Power Malu, running to raise money for John Joseph’s child cancer fund… Bridge Runners stop off at newcomer Zen Chai tea room for a refreshing shot of Chai tea. New place, with fair prices, health drinks, and interesting owners… …The cut-off tree branches seem out of synch with a rehabilitation […]

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Outdoor ‘Cactus Store’ Sets up Shop in Vacant Essex Street Lot

Posted June 12, 2017 at 5:14 am

The sudden rebirth of the dormant lot at 5 Essex Street is now upon us. That “garden” replacement we told you about last month is actually less a refuge, and more a retail endeavor. Indeed, the lot is henceforth converted into a seasonal plant store, which explains the new open-air pavilion feel, complete with pavers […]

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Pedophile Still on the Loose After Molesting 8-Year-Old Girl on Essex Street

Posted June 9, 2017 at 5:05 am

This creepy pedophile is still on the loose. Cops continue to pursue a man wanted in connection with the molestation of an 8-year-old girl on Essex Street last Saturday afternoon. On June 3, at around 7:40pm, the suspect approached the girl who was in the courtyard of the Seward Park Extension at 64 Essex Street. […]

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Cops Seek Perp for Sexually Assaulting a Minor on Essex Street

Posted June 6, 2017 at 5:07 am

Police are looking for suspect wanted in connection with a sexual assault on Essex Street over the weekend. Wanted posters affixed to light poles in the vicinity of the Seward Park Extension detail the lurid encounter. The unknown perp is suspected of “touching the vagina” of a minor “with an open hand” outside 64 Essex Street at […]

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Essex Street Market Seeks Restaurants and Vendors for its New Essex Crossing HQ

Posted May 26, 2017 at 5:00 am

When the Essex Street Market debuts inside the “Gateway” of Essex Crossing next year, it’ll do so with eleven new vendors and two additional restaurants. Yep, it’s turning into another trendy food hall. The catch here is that the identity of these future ventures are not yet known, as the city must still choose. That […]

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Vacant Essex Street Lot Reborn as ‘Temporary’ Garden Space

Posted May 23, 2017 at 5:00 am

In a rather uncharacteristic turn of events, the property owner of 5 Essex Street is converting the long-dormant lot into green space. Over the last several days, workers were spotted marking off a rectangular parcel of land and adding a bed of gravel. A new plywood fence was also installed. Site intel reveals that a […]

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Delancey Wine Unveils its New Liquor Store on Essex Street

Posted May 17, 2017 at 5:10 am

Delancey Wine debuted its new location on Essex Street this past Sunday, as reported. It’s a few doors down at number 35, or “10 seconds” from the original, as the sign on the gate notes. Build-out here was pretty quick. Turnaround was about a month. The updated marquee is also in place, foregoing the typical […]

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