Essex Crossing

Trader Joe’s at Essex Crossing is Closed Today for ‘Cleaning Day’

Posted April 24, 2020 at 5:08 am

Trader Joe’s at Essex Crossing is closed today for a major scrub-down. The so-called “cleaning day” was previously planned, and is meant as an “additional precautionary cleaning and sanitization measure” to help stem the spread of COVID-19. Today’s closure is one of a dozen Trader Joe’s locations undergoing similar action this week. If this is […]

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Trader Joe’s at Essex Crossing to Close Next Week for ‘Cleaning Day’

Posted April 15, 2020 at 5:03 am

The Trader Joe’s basement outpost at Essex Crossing will temporarily close next week as part of an overall cleaning effort by corporate. The closure on April 24 is reportedly an “additional precautionary cleaning and sanitization” measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The grocery chain announced the cleaning schedule on Monday. It’s one of a […]

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Street Art Duo ASVP Completes 8-Story Mural at Essex Crossing

Posted April 8, 2020 at 5:09 am

ASVP just put the final touches on arguably its most ambitious mural. The eight-story treatment on the backside of 145 Clinton Street. The duo spent nearly six months painting the expansive artwork, which is dubbed “Figure No. 6.” This past Sunday saw some of the final brush strokes, so to speak. Despite the COVID-19 quarantine. […]

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The Crazy Line Outside Trader Joe’s on Grand Street

Last modified April 6, 2020 at 7:47 am

This is the queue outside Trader Joe’s on Grand Street. Distanced six feet apart, the line of shoppers snaked around onto Clinton Street and up to Broome. It’s a scene that plays out daily amidst the COVID-19 shutdown, as residents scramble for groceries. We were told that management allows a store occupancy of fifty to […]

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DOB Unveils Real-Time Map Plotting Essential and Emergency Construction Sites

Posted April 6, 2020 at 5:03 am

At the end of March, Governor Cuomo froze almost all construction projects statewide in response to the fast-moving COVID-19 pandemic and its infection of 19 workers around the city. Only essential projects are granted a pass – infrastructure and transportation projects, emergency repairs, hospital building, and work on affordable housing. It is these exception jobs […]

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New 12-Story Development to Rise Across from Essex Crossing on Ludlow Street

Posted April 1, 2020 at 5:08 am

Nevermind the pandemic at the doorstep, more development must happen on the Lower East Side. New construction permits were filed this week for a twelve-story mid-block development directly across from the International School of Photography. The property in question is 89-91 Ludlow Street, two parcels which last year changed hands for $12.3 million. The filing […]

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GrandLo Cafe at Essex Crossing Shuts Down for Good

Posted March 31, 2020 at 5:09 am

GrandLo Cafe won’t survive Covid-19. The two-year-old operation announced it’s permanently shuttering. The Grand Street Settlement’s social enterprise program at 178 Broome might be down, but they’re not entirely out. GrandLo has committed to completing their training program remotely, to keep trainees on their career pathway. There are also plans in the works to reoccupy the […]

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Essex Market is Still Open for Business

Posted March 20, 2020 at 5:03 am

Not even Essex Crossing is immune to the impact of COVID-19 spreading like wildfire throughout the city. Its marquee tenants are in various stages of flux. The Essex Market is open for the time being, albeit with limited hours of 8am to 8pm. Grocery vendors are open (at each vendor’s discretion), but prepared food vendors are […]

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Solidcore Gym Takes over Former ICP Space on the Bowery

Posted March 10, 2020 at 5:09 am

With the International Center of Photography long gone from the Bowery and living large at Essex Crossing, its former headquarters is now a gym. Well, part of it. The gargantuan ground floor of 250 Bowery was divided to create a new gym called Solidcore. Signage for the establishment went up at the end of last […]

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Shoplifter Pulls Knife When Confronted in Target Store at Essex Crossing

Posted March 9, 2020 at 5:06 am

The Target at Essex Crossing still has one on its proverbial back. This time, a violent shoplifter carrying a blade. At about 4:15pm Friday, employees called 911 after seeing a man stealing merchandise from the Grand Street store, police said. Security spotted the perp placing items inside a Trader Joe’s bag (the grocery is downstairs […]

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