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Art Basel Banana Surfaces on Essex Street

Posted December 10, 2019 at 5:09 am

Not since Velvet Underground has a banana polarized so. You may have seen the viral story about the banana fastened to a wall at Art Basel fetching $120,000 in the name of “art.” Back home on the Lower East Side, the locals have added their two cents about Maurizio Cattelan’s work (known for the golden […]

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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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Muralists Sought for Public Art at New Essex Street Market

Posted January 23, 2019 at 5:04 am

The Essex Street Market just announced an open call to artists for a mural at the forthcoming Essex Crossing headquarters. According to the press release, announced via Facebook, the canvas is above the entrance to the Market’s demonstration and teaching kitchen. The spot in question is visible from the public seating area, as well as […]

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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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RIP Kenny Shopsin, Iconic Owner of Shopsin’s General Store

Posted September 4, 2018 at 5:08 am

Word began circulating over the holiday weekend that the patriarch of Shopsin’s General Store, Kenny Shopsin, just passed away. He reportedly died on Sunday. Now located in the soon-to-be-demolished Essex Street Market, Shopsin’s General Store is actually a product of Greenwich Village. Kenny Shopsin took over the bodega at 63 Bedford Street (at Morton) in […]

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Two Decades Later, ‘Essex’ Restaurant is Moving Across the Street

Posted July 27, 2018 at 5:00 am

Through all the talk of Essex Crossing and its effect on the Essex Street Market, not much was said about the popular restaurant at the northeast corner of Rivington Street. The Essex is also on the move, but will soon find refuge just across the street. According to the Community Board 3 docket for August, […]

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Saying Goodbye to Essex Street Market with Art

Posted April 30, 2018 at 5:08 am

The end is nigh. With no Hercules in sight, the multi-headed Hydra better known as Essex Crossing is erasing memories all over the place. In an effort to assuage the inevitable, a final string of art exhibits is about to commence in the soon-to-be-former Essex Market space before it’s demolished. In, of, and Crossing Essex […]

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Boubouki Closed Down its Essex Street Market Stall this Week

Posted March 1, 2018 at 5:06 am

Boubouki spent the last seven-and-a-half years serving up Greek food to patrons of the Essex Street Market. Now, its time on the Lower East Side is history. Word began circulating earlier this month, but the news was made official last week. In the end, Boubouki closed down for good yesterday, and won’t be making the […]

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Heavy Wind Detaches Ai Weiwei Installation from Essex Street Market

Posted January 5, 2018 at 9:43 am

The punishing winds from yesterday’s Nor’Easter were not kind to the Ai Weiwei art installation affixed to the Essex Street Market. By yesterday afternoon, the series of banners basically became a sails. Sheets to the wind, you might say. The section directly above Pizza Roma near Delancey Street is currently dislodged and sagging. The half-dozen […]

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