Essex Crossing

Regal Cinemas at Essex Crossing Reopens

Posted May 4, 2021 at 5:07 am

The Lower East Side’s only multiplex has emerged from the pandemic-induced sidelines at Essex Crossing. The movie theater is now open, returning a few days earlier than previously announced. And just a couple weeks after Governor Cuomo boosted indoor capacity from 25- to 33-percent. Masks and assigned seating for social distancing are required. (Regal will […]

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No Masks, Bro: Terrace Party at Essex Crossing Draws Ire

Posted April 26, 2021 at 5:05 am

The mild Saturday weather brought out some pre-pandemic social activities at Essex Crossing. Including a terrace gathering at the Rollins building, with nary a face mask in sight. Community leader Daisy Paez, who herself publicly struggled with the novel coronavirus last year, shared video of the gathering on Twitter. Partygoers are seen drinking, embracing, and […]

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When a Truck Turns into Essex Crossing

Posted April 23, 2021 at 5:01 am

The notorious traffic bottleneck at Grand and Clinton Streets is well documented at this point. A constant thorn in the side of local residents who argue that the pattern here – essentially an on-ramp to the Williamsburg Bridge – is outright dangerous. The line of cars during rush hour never disappoints. Like yesterday. This westbound […]

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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 […]