Essex Crossing

‘Inokim’ Rolls into LES with Delancey Street Scooter Store

Posted July 15, 2019 at 5:05 am

The recently upscaled retail strip at the base of the Williamsburg Bridge just welcomed its newest tenant. Electric scooter company Inokim planted two wheels in the space formerly occupied by Cricket Wireless. Under the moniker of “urban freedom,” the store at 164 Delancey Street is essentially a showroom pimping the various scooter models. It’s the […]

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Hilltop Bicycles Announces First NYC Store at Essex Crossing

Posted July 11, 2019 at 5:00 am

First banks, now bikes. Such is the retail trajectory at The Goldin building in Essex Crossing (aka Site 6). In the same week that saw window teaser signage for Wells Fargo, Hilltop hoisted an announcement of its own at Clinton and Broome. It, too, is coming soon. Hilltop Bicycles is a New Jersey-based store that […]

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Essex Crossing Signs its First Bank (Wells Fargo)

Posted July 9, 2019 at 5:05 am

More development, more retail banks. Indeed, Wells Fargo is the first bank to plant a flag in the billion-dollar Essex Crossing development. Teaser signage in the windows advertises the forthcoming arrival at The Goldin senior living center (aka Site 6). The token bank branch is set to occupy the entire corner of Clinton and Broome […]

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First Look Inside the New Essex Restaurant, Opening Across the Street on Rivington

Posted July 8, 2019 at 5:02 am

For The Essex restaurant inside its now-shuttered namesake market building, the move across the street is progressing, albeit at a slow pace. The nineteen-year-old establishment now occupies the ground floor of 124 Rivington, where build-out has been ongoing for months. (This is the former commercial office previously targeted by La Caverna for an expansion of […]

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This Essex Crossing Farm Stand Sells Rooftop Produce

Posted July 3, 2019 at 5:09 am

Essex Crossing has a farm stand to call its own. The new Essex Crossing Park (really just a privately owned public plaza) hosts the green market twice a week. Neighbors can purchase produce grown on the rooftop “urban farm” at The Essex flagship building just down the block. This green endeavor is helmed by Project […]

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Remembering the Olympic Restaurant on the Fifth Anniversary of its Closure

Posted July 3, 2019 at 5:00 am

Remember the Olympic? It’s like it was never even there. Now, the 26-story shit-brown skyscraper known as The Essex rules the spot with luxury rentals, the new Essex Market, and a Regal Cinema. However, this past Sunday was the anniversary of its closure. The Olympic Restaurant closed down exactly five years ago. Their departure in […]

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Broome Street at Essex Crossing is a Mess, but at Least There’s a New Public Park

Last modified July 2, 2019 at 10:03 pm

The three short blocks of Broome Street between Norfolk and Clinton are a total mess. A living, breathing construction zone that will eat you alive if not careful. The two active Essex Crossing developments are rising side-by-side. Site 3, slated to top out at 15 stories, now boasts a sky-scraping tower crane to do just […]

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Essex Crossing Announces Lottery for Site 8 Senior Housing

Posted June 20, 2019 at 5:03 am

Another Essex Crossing development is poised to debut. The housing lottery for the senior apartments at Site 8 is now live. There are a total of 92 affordable studio units up for grabs in the eight-story construction. To qualify, senior households (age 62+) must earn between zero and sixty percent of Area Median Income. Residents […]

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Online Petition Protests ‘Outrageous’ 67% Rate Hike at Essex Street Municipal Garage

Posted June 18, 2019 at 5:04 am

First they came for street parking; now its the garages. Essex Crossing gobbled up roughly 500 parking spaces around the neighborhood, and many locals allege the fly-by-night rate hike at the Essex Street Municipal garage further prices out area longtimers. As previously reported, the city quietly raised all rates the Friday before Memorial Day weekend. […]

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Essex Market Vendor ‘Rainbo’s Fish Market’ Retires After More than 40 Years

Posted May 22, 2019 at 5:00 am

With all the fanfare the last couple weeks for the new Essex Street Market, it was pretty easy to miss the loss of two longtime vendors. At the end of April, shortly before the move across Delancey to Essex Crossing, the decades-old Rainbo’s fish market and sister vendor Tra La La Juice Bar both called […]

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