Essex Street

The Corner of Bro and Sex on the Lower East Side

Posted April 10, 2019 at 5:03 am

In today’s edition of streetside wordplay, we head over to the intersection of Broome and Essex Streets. Right at the doorstep of Essex Crossing. Thanks to a little bit of green spray paint, this is apparently the corner of “Bro” and “Sex.” A vandal blocked out the remaining letters on the traffic signs. It’s the […]

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Seward Park is Getting Bulldozed, Courtesy of Parks Without Borders

Posted April 3, 2019 at 5:00 am

Now more than three years in the making, upgrades are underway in Seward Park, the oldest municipal park in the country. A project summary (with rendering) holds court on the park perimeter, providing the estimated “fall 2019” completion date. Initial projections had construction starting after Labor Day 2018 and lasting about a year. Thanks in […]

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Here’s the Full List of Vendors for the New Essex Street Market, Debuting in a Few Weeks

Posted March 18, 2019 at 5:08 am

The Essex Street Market is on the precipice of ditching its 79-year-old home for fancy new digs at Essex Crossing. All vendors currently in operation will cross Delancey for upgraded stalls, joining a gaggle of other newcomers. In fact, changes to the proverbial lineup have been myriad. The final roundup – there are forty total […]

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

Posted March 11, 2019 at 5:02 am

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 […]

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Essex Crossing KO’s Delancey Street Subway Entrance

Posted February 21, 2019 at 5:02 am

Beginning next week, straphangers will do without the southeast entrance to the Delancey Street subway station (at Essex). The temporary closure is due to subterranean construction for Essex Crossing. According to the community notice posted to the stairwell by Site 2 contractor T.G. Nickel, access is restricted for 95 days starting February 27. The three-month […]

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Clayton’s Corner: A Few More at the Door [PHOTOS]

Posted January 31, 2019 at 5:04 am

After the better part of a year, local documentarian Clayton Patterson is back with his photo essay series, Clayton’s Corner. Patterson has documented thousands of locals posing at his front door on Essex Street over the last several decades. This neighborhood portal is legendary, even though you probably haven’t heard of it. Trigger Smith is a […]

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Man Mugged for his Fancy $900 Sneakers on Essex Street

Last modified January 28, 2019 at 5:54 pm

Police are looking for three men wanted in connection with a robbery near Essex and Delancey Streets Friday night. At roughly 8:00pm, three African American males approached an Asian man outside the Municipal parking garage at 107 Essex Street. The ringleader of the group reportedly pushed the victim to the sidewalk, while the two accomplices […]

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11-Story ‘Micro Unit’ Development Planned for Derilect Essex Street Property

Posted January 22, 2019 at 5:00 am

Ten years after tenants were vacated from 11 Essex Street, the next chapter is finally poised to unfold. And as expected, involves demolition and a glitzy new development. As previously reported, real estate scion Sion Misrahi parted with the neglected property in August of 2017 for $11.4 million, sixteen years after his acquisition and subsequent […]

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Celebrating its 79th Birthday, Essex Street Market Move Pushed to Spring

Last modified February 7, 2019 at 3:39 pm

The Essex Street Market celebrated its 79th birthday this week. A bittersweet milestone, for sure, as its home of eight decades will soon be demolished. Though, not as fast as previously thought. In due course, as reported, all vendors in the current warehouse block will relocate across Delancey Street to the marquee building of Essex […]

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Essex Crossing Senior Housing Rises Halfway to the Top

Posted January 8, 2019 at 5:00 am

The first Essex Crossing development north of Delancey Street is headlong into its ascent. It’s more than halfway to the top. Demolition of the brick Essex Street Market warehouse and the subsequent debris removal from 140 Essex (aka Site 8) officially completed almost a year ago already. It stood on this spot – at the […]

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