Essex Crossing

The First Bowling Alley on the Lower East Side Opens Tomorrow at Essex Crossing

Posted September 15, 2020 at 5:03 am

The day has finally come. Starting tomorrow afternoon, the Lower East Side will boast a bowling alley at Essex Crossing. The Gutter L.E.S., the area offshoot of the Long Island City original, is opening in the basement of the condoplex at 242 Broome Street. As part of the operation, the bowling alley will have above-ground […]

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The Market Line Joins the Sidewalk Dining Trend with New ‘Patio’

Last modified August 21, 2020 at 9:17 am

The Market Line is joining the outdoor commerce movement during these pandemic times. Now returned from its months-long COVID-19 sidelining, the Lower East Side food court has gone upstairs. With a wraparound dining patio on Norfolk Street. Participating vendors teamed up to contribute signature items to a single, joint Market Line menu only available outdoors. […]

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Essex Crossing Starts Leasing at The Artisan with Rentals Topping $3,000

Posted August 13, 2020 at 5:03 am

Essex Crossing this month announced the start of leasing at its latest luxury tower – The Artisan. Located at 180 Broome Street, this beast is the largest building at the nine-site project. Its floors contain office and retail space, as well as access to the Market Line, which is gradually reopening from the pandemic shutdown. […]

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Vendors Return to the Market Line on the Lower East Side

Posted July 7, 2020 at 5:07 am

As the city slowly attempts to normalize in the wake of COVID-19 lockdown, so too does Essex Crossing. Its underground food court – the Market Line – is now back to business. Several vendors returned and are open, albeit via pick up and delivery only. Those who live within a ten-mile radius of the Market […]

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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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