Essex Crossing

Here’s the Glassy 12-Story Newcomer Headed to Ludlow Street

Posted April 9, 2021 at 5:00 am

The halo of Essex Crossing continues to upscale the composition of the adjacent blocks. Towers just keep rising. And another is planned for a former produce wholesaler on Ludlow Street. While construction permits were filed one year ago for 89-91 Ludlow, only now is the proposed design available for public consumption. The glassy newcomer is […]

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Shuttered GrandLo Cafe Becomes Community Resource Center at Essex Crossing

Posted April 5, 2021 at 5:06 am

GrandLo Cafe might be done, but its service to the community is not. Under the same moniker, the short-lived coffee shop at 178 Broome, which permanently closed last year at the outset of the pandemic, has since been reincarnated as a community neighborhood center. And its latest endeavor is free COVID-19 testing, happening twice per […]

Regal Movie Theater at Essex Crossing Reopens in May

Posted March 30, 2021 at 5:00 am

Movie theaters returned from a year-long coronavirus hiatus earlier this month, stoking potential recovery. The only multiplex on the Lower East Side – Regal Essex Crossing – will reopen at reduced capacity later this spring. The cinema behemoth posted the list of reopening dates to its website, slotting Essex Crossing for a May 7 return. […]

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Queens Woman Behind Racist Comments Banned from Essex Market

Posted March 26, 2021 at 5:13 am

The Queens woman caught on camera hurling racist insults at the Essex Market on Sunday has been banned from both the Davidovich Bakery and the market. Meanwhile, the cashier on the receiving end of the comments – 30-year-old Vic Kamara – spoke out about the incident. Saying he was simply enforcing the Market’s mandatory mask […]

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Essex Crossing has a COVID-19 Vaccine Site

Last modified March 25, 2021 at 9:49 pm

An enormous, vacant commercial storefront at Essex Crossing is now COVID-19 vaccination site. The ground floor of 244 Broome Street, the fourteen-story condo building that also houses the International Center of Photography and the Gutter bowling alley, was recently transformed to administer doses of the coronavirus vaccine. Lines that snake around the block are a […]

NY PopsUp with Performances at Essex Crossing

Posted March 3, 2021 at 5:06 am

A small crowd gathers outside the entrance to the International Center of Photography on Essex Street. Rain be damned. Music blares onto the street. Inside the sparse Essex Crossing storefront, behind plate-glass windows, a group of dancers prance around to the rhythm. The weekend spectacle was part of NY PopsUp, the months-long festival billed by […]

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Cuomo Says You Can Finally See Movies Again in the City Starting Next Week

Posted February 23, 2021 at 5:09 am

Governor Cuomo yesterday announced that movie theaters across the Five Boroughs can return from their nearly-year-long stint on the pandemic sidelines. Albeit with limited capacity. Starting one week from Friday (March 5), theaters can finally reopen their auditoriums, yet operate at 25-percent of maximum capacity, capped 50 people per screening. Masks and assigned seating for […]

‘Bright Horizons’ for Essex Crossing Child Care Options

Last modified February 10, 2021 at 9:46 am

Lower East Side families, take note. Essex Crossing is poised to welcome a new day care center in its ranks. Bright Horizons recently signed a lease for space inside the Rollins fifteen-story tower at 145 Clinton Street. According to the website, an opening date of “spring 2021” is promised. Upon debut, the community facility will […]

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Construction Begins on 30-Story Development at Beth Hamedrash Hagadol Site

Posted January 26, 2021 at 5:00 am

To stand in the intersection of Broome and Suffolk Streets is a lesson in claustrophobia. A canyon of ten-foot plywood dwarfing those who pass. All thanks to dueling developments – ongoing Essex Crossing, plus a newcomer across the way. That’s right, the gargantuan development replacing the burned-down Beth Hamedrash Hagadol – dubbed GoBroome – is […]

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Next Phase of Market Line at Essex Crossing Now Visible

Last modified January 21, 2021 at 12:05 pm

With scaffolding and other construction elements removed from The Artisan building at Essex Crossing, another part of the Market Line is coming into focus. Unlike the westernmost third of the Market Line, this section beneath 180 Broome Street feels less like a dungeon. Design elements, including massive grand staircase and full facade glass open the […]

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