Essex Street

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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Parks Department Outlines $6.4M Seward Park Upgrades, Coming Late 2019

Posted May 12, 2017 at 5:00 am

Seward Park, the oldest municipal park in the country, is headed for a massive makeover … in two years. Thanks in part to hard-fought battles for funding and upgrades by its namesake conservancy, Seward Park last year scored $6.4 million as part of the “Parks Without Borders” program to reinvigorate the parkland. It’s certainly a […]

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Clayton’s Corner: My New York, In Focus [PHOTOS]

Posted May 11, 2017 at 5:10 am

This is my New York, in focus. Just some shots around the neighborhood… …David Peel (RIP). At 9 Bleecker Street, during the Yippee Headquarters days. Aron Kay Pieman. David Peel, Buzzy Linhart, Mickey “The Pope of Dope” Cezar, Coco Crystal… …Jim “Mosaic Man” Power working on a new Robert Frank mosaic to go on an […]

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‘Delancey Wine’ Grows Exponentially with Move Down the Block

Posted May 9, 2017 at 5:19 am

In one swift move, Delancey Wine is no longer a stuffy cubbyhole store. The nine-year-old mom-and-pop, located on the outskirts of Seward Park, will open its much larger headquarters next Sunday (May 13). As previously reported, ownership signed a lease down the block at 35 Essex Street. Cause for the change in scenery was a purported […]

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Parks Department Begins Resurfacing of Seward Park Basketball Courts

Posted May 3, 2017 at 5:09 am

The pock-marked basketball court in the northeast corner of Seward Park is on the road to rehabilitation. Parks Department identified the public space as one of four Manhattan sites eligible for reconstruction and resurfacing via $2.2 million in funding from the city. (In fact, three are located on the Lower East Side.) Chain-link fencing has […]

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‘I.M. Pastry Studio’ Takes Stall Inside Essex Street Market

Last modified April 28, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Brooklyn-based pastry peddlers, I.M. Pastry Studio, just signed a lease inside the Essex Street Market. The stall chosen is near the northernmost entrance to the building, in what was formerly the seating area for Tra La La juicery. Teaser signage now hangs from the security gate. I.M. Pastry Studio is aiming for an opening later […]

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8th Season of Hester Street Fair is Underway

Posted April 21, 2017 at 9:43 am

The eighth outing of the Hester Street Fair is now underway. Opening weekend was last week, which is a whole month earlier than the fair’s normally started in years prior. With this new season brings a new mission statement for the enterprise – “empowering pursuits of passion” – in hopes of promoting the exhibition to “emerging creative […]

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Billboard Operator ‘Lure Outdoor’ Takes Store Beside xCubicle on Essex Street

Posted April 20, 2017 at 5:11 am

xCubicle downsized its videogame repair shop last July, having shuffled over to the adjacent (and adjoining) space on Hester Street. The move was a concerted push to ditch the retail and refocus efforts on servicing equipment, the original vision of the business when it first got its start in 2008. The downsizing left behind a tiny, […]

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Nine Years on, ‘Delancey Wine’ will Move Down the Block

Posted April 14, 2017 at 5:00 am

Delancey Wine, the nine-year-old liquor store abutting Seward Park, is upgrading. The business will soon move three doors down, leaving behind a cramped retail nook. Location of choice is one-half of the former Grand Tile Corp. warehouse, which was subdivided after the business relocated to Brooklyn at the end of last year. The State Liquor […]

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