75 Essex Street

Eisner Bros. at 75 Essex Doubles Down on Driveway Security with Towering Fences

Posted December 9, 2015 at 5:12 am

Eisner Bros. has gone full-on DEFCON 5. Apparently, neither Saturn SUV nor locked crowd control barricade could deter trespassers from gaining entrance to the L-shaped alleyway behind 75 Essex Street. So, owner Shalom Eisner completely upped the ante last month. He’s most definitely not fucking around. An enormous, ten-foot fence system is now in place at […]

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Seriously, Eisner Bros. Doesn’t Want You Cutting Through their Driveway on Essex Street

Posted September 15, 2015 at 5:10 am

Eisner Bros. really means it, now. Stop using their L-shaped driveway as a shortcut between Ludlow and Essex Streets. As of this month, the owner of 75 Essex has taken additional measures to secure the area. Guess the parked jalopy wasn’t good enough. Just a few weeks after the Saturn SUV was parked here, a […]

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Eisner Brothers Really Doesn’t Want You Cutting Through the Driveway on Essex Street

Posted August 21, 2015 at 9:33 am

This bombed-out Saturn jalopy is parked beside the freestanding 75 Essex Street (Eisner Brothers) with the distinct purpose of deterrence. Deterrence against those pedestrians deprived of the old parking lot shortcut, and who would otherwise use the L-shaped alleyway as an alternative. The dead giveaway here is the lack of license plates and the rash […]

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With Essex Crossing Looming, ‘Developer’s Dream’ 75 Essex Street Ups the Ask to $39M

Posted January 21, 2015 at 5:00 am

The big neighborhood news of late is the drop-load of renderings for Phase 1 of the Essex Crossing mega-project. Just like that, ten Lower East Side parcels, some previously vacant, will be completely redeveloped in the next decade. We had it on good authority in 2014 that Taconic Partners – part of the Delancey Street […]

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Here Are Your First Views of the Essex Crossing Mega Project [PHOTOS]

Last modified January 15, 2015 at 10:29 am

Lower East Siders, get ready for ten years of constant construction along Delancey Street. Essex Crossing is coming, and ground-break is months away. The development consortium of Delancey Street Associates and a team of four architectural firms presented plans for Phase One of the million-square-foot mega project last night at the Community Board 3 Land […]

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It’s Now the 20th and Final Season of ‘Shakespeare in the Parking Lot’ at Ludlow and Broome, Thanks to Essex Crossing Development

Posted June 16, 2014 at 6:07 am

Shakespeare in the Parking Lot has been an offbeat annual arts tradition since 1995. For twenty consecutive summers, the Municipal Lot at the corner of Ludlow and Broome Streets transformed into an open-air theater, complete with putrid smells and the soothing sounds of late-night traffic. The twentieth season of programming kicks off July 10 with […]

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The SPURA Davey Drill of the Day

Posted April 25, 2014 at 9:30 am

Those menacing Davey Drills are a common sight around the sprawling tract of SPURA land these days. The crane-looking machines are busy nabbing soil samples ahead of the massive new Essex Crossing development that will forever change the makeup of the Lower East Side. Today’s “drill of the day” was spotted in the Municpal parking […]

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Email Reveals Probable Expansion of Essex Crossing to Include Eastern Dispensary Building at 75 Essex [EXCLUSIVE]

Posted March 20, 2014 at 5:55 am

Despite recent news to the contrary, Taconic Partners (or, more likely, one of its subsidiaries) is very much still interested in purchasing the Eastern Dispensary building at 75 Essex Street, as we first reported. We now have what appears to be smoking gun evidence that an expansion of Essex Crossing is on the table, but […]

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Rumor: Essex Crossing Developer Taconic Partners Offering Buyout to 75 Essex Street Owner

Last modified February 27, 2014 at 1:47 pm

Here’s a juicy rumor for you. A credible source with knowledge of the matter relays that Taconic Partners, one of the developers behind Essex Crossing, is reportedly offering owner Shalom Eisner a hefty sum for the Eastern Dispensary Building at 75 Essex Street. A possible expansion of the original SPURA proposal is allegedly afoot. This rumor […]

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Notes from CB3: Back to the Drawing Board for 75 Essex Landmarking

Last modified February 26, 2014 at 9:39 am

After a three-hour meeting, and despite massive support for the landmarking of 75 Essex Street, the full board voted last night that the owner, Shalom Eisner, was not properly notified of the CB3 meeting. Therefore, the proposal must head back to the committee to be revisited in the future. This measure overturned the previous approval by the […]

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