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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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Essex Street Market Now Offers Home Delivery

Posted November 14, 2017 at 5:05 am

In the twilight of its days at 120 Essex Street, the Essex Street Market continues to reinvent itself. This time, with delivery. Indeed, the 77-year-old market last week teamed up with Mercato to offer a delivery program for customers. Products offered in-store by food merchants are now available to those still sitting on the couch. […]

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Ai Weiwei’s First LES Installation is Now on Display at the Essex Street Market

Posted October 7, 2017 at 9:03 am

Ai Weiwei is taking the city by storm this month with his “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors” public art project. While not technically launched, the dissident artist’s work is already going up around town. Indeed, installation began earlier this week at the marquee locations like the Washington Square Park Arch and Cooper Union. Some of the […]

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Saxelby Cheesemongers Expands with Chelsea Market Food Stand

Posted August 30, 2017 at 5:03 am

It’s a match made in market heaven. A union of both Essex Street and Chelsea Markets. Chelsea Local debuted this month in the 13,000 square-foot basement of the Chelsea Market. One of the vendors that took space in the new grocery area is Anne Saxelby, whose eponymous business remains headquartered on Essex Street. Per the […]

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Ai Weiwei to Install Several ‘Fences’ Around the LES this Fall as Part of Citywide Project

Posted August 25, 2017 at 5:12 am

Provacative Chinese dissident-artist Ai Weiwei will impart his “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors” public art project on October 12. The new exhibition calls for more than three hundred fence installations across the Five Boroughs. To ensure the deadline is met, and that the event remains publicly funded, the Public Art Fund curator took to Kickstarter […]

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‘I.M. Pastry Studio’ Debuts at Essex Street Market; ‘Dominican Cravings’ on the Way

Posted August 17, 2017 at 5:08 am

Brooklyn-based pastry peddlers, I.M. Pastry Studio, signed a lease inside the Essex Street Market back in April. Four months later, the business is operational. I.M. Pastry Studio, specializing in custom cakes and pastries, began slinging its baked goods last week in what was formerly the seating area for Tra La La juicery. The eight-year-old bakery spawned as […]

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Essex Street Market Welcomes Speciality ‘Olive and Spice House’ Vendor

Posted July 28, 2017 at 5:05 am

Essex Olive & Spice House is the latest vendor to take up residence inside the Essex Street Market. As its name suggests, the new business peddles just that – olives, olive oil, and shelves of various spices. The business took the last sliver of empty space left behind by Jeffrey’s Meats all those years ago. […]

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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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