Essex Street

First Impressions of the New Essex Market, Now Open on the Lower East Side [PHOTOS]

Posted May 14, 2019 at 5:09 am

Seventy-nine years after its founding, the next generation Essex Street Market officially launched yesterday morning in the base of The Essex, with much pomp and circumstance. Politicians, ribbon cutting, the works. But it actually soft-opened over the weekend. We took a walk through and recorded our first impressions, posted here in no particular order. Everything […]

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This is the 720 Square-Foot Mural at the New Essex Street Market

Posted May 10, 2019 at 5:02 am

Back in January, the Essex Street Market announced an open call to artists for a mural in the new headquarters across Delancey Street. Now, four months later, the winning design is hanging inside the 26-story Essex Crossing development. The artist chosen by the curators at the Lower East Side Partnership was Aaron Meshon, a Brooklyn-based […]

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One Last Trip through the Essex Street Market Before it’s Demolished [PHOTOS]

Posted May 6, 2019 at 5:01 am

Today is an historic day. For the first time in seventy-nine years, the Essex Street Market is no longer selling goods from any of its one-story brick warehouses. Not selling at all, in fact. Last day in business here – before crossing Delancey to its new Essex Crossing HQ – was yesterday. With a dreary […]

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You Have Until Sunday to Say Goodbye to the Old Essex Street Market

Posted May 3, 2019 at 5:00 am

You only have a few more days to shop the Essex Street Market as it was. Then comes the wrecking ball. This Sunday, the seventy-nine-year-old brick headquarters will close its doors forever. Two weeks later, on May 18, the Market is to reopen across Delancey Street, inside the 26-story Essex Crossing development called The Essex. […]

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Whiskey Thief Attacks Owner of Delancey Wine in Botched Heist

Posted April 29, 2019 at 5:08 am

A failed attempt to stew whiskey from a local liquor store ended with a punch to the face of the owner. Police say that an unidentified man entered Delancey Wine (35 Essex Street) on Friday afternoon, and tried the old five-finger discount on a handle of whiskey. The owner chased the thief outside but sustained […]

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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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