Essex Crossing

International Center of Photography Launches at Essex Crossing Next Week

Posted January 17, 2020 at 5:05 am

For the International Center of Photography, four years of transition come to an end next week, as the institution plans its inauguration at Essex Crossing. The 40,000 square-foot museum and school, reunited for the first time since the midtown move, will debut on January 25 with a free “Opening Community Day.” Visitors on day one […]

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City Planning Commission to Vote on Controversial Beth Hamedrash Hagadol Towers this Month [Updated]

Last modified January 8, 2020 at 11:32 am

In early-December, the City Planning Commission convened a public hearing on the controversial development proposed for the fire-scorched Beth Hamedrash Hagadol site at Norfolk and Broome Streets. No vote followed. As previously reported, the project (aka GO Broome) is a two-towered joint venture between the Chinese-American Planning Council nonprofit and the Gotham Organization. Together, the […]

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This Blight is Possible for the Corner of Attorney and Delancey Streets

Posted January 7, 2020 at 5:00 am

The low-rise, northwest corner of Attorney and Delancey Streets is ready for the big time. Years of pop-ups and short-lived businesses finally culminates this year with its listing on the open market. Indeed, with Essex Crossing now operational and exerting upward real estate pressure, the two vacant buildings at 176-178 Delancey are the next dominoes […]

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At 79 Feet High, ASVP Goes Big at Essex Crossing Rental Building

Last modified January 3, 2020 at 11:55 am

Today, we take another gander at the massive eight-story mural commissioned by Essex Crossing. Street art duo ASVP has been painting the facade of luxury residence (which also counts 50% affordable units), The Rollins, since late-October. Progress appears steady, albeit slow. As previously reported, the piece daubs the western exposure of the building, and measures […]

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Report: Apple Hunts for Office Space at Essex Crossing

Posted December 19, 2019 at 5:01 am

Apple might land on the Lower East Side. Based in Cupertino, California, Apple only maintains a small real estate presence in the city, primarily limited to its popular retail stores. However, the press is buzzing about if/when the corporate giant will plant larger roots here. Rather notable is a piece in Bloomberg yesterday noting that […]

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The Unholy Alliance of New York City Upzoning and how it’s Affecting the Lower East Side [OP-ED]

Posted December 16, 2019 at 5:03 am

The following editorial was written by nascent grassroots group, Lower East Side Against upzoning. Today City Planning Commission votes on the two-towered development atop Beth Hamedrash Hagadol. A new tact employed by large for-profit developers is to obliterate zoning rules to capture vast public resources for private gain. The strategy innovated to rewrite city zoning […]

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International Center of Photography Readies January Reopening at Essex Crossing with Ginormous Photo Display

Posted December 13, 2019 at 5:06 am

Another big-box occupant at Essex Crossing goes live in just a few weeks. In January 2020, the International Center of Photography will unveil its “new, fully integrated” facility at 242 Broome Street. A ginormous, three-story photograph is currently hanging in the windows facing Essex Street as teaser ahead of launch. Shot by school alum Rochelle Brock, […]

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DCP to Hear Zoning Variance Proposal for Beth Hamedrash Hagadol Towers

Last modified December 15, 2019 at 7:59 pm

The proposed two-towered development atop the fire-ravaged Beth Hamedrash Hagadol site is the subject of a public hearing before the Department of City Planning this week. The size and heft of the block-long beast – co-developed by Gotham Organization and the Chinese-American Planning Council – is apparently not permissible under the current zoning designation (R-8). […]

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Last Low-Rise Retail Strip on Delancey Street Nets $14M

Posted November 27, 2019 at 5:00 am

The last low-rise strip of retail on the Delancey Street corridor just changed hands for the handsome sum of $14 million. For more than four years, the single-story row of retail at the foot of the Williamsburg Bridge on had been pitched as a prime development opportunity. Until this past September when we caught wind […]

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Eldridge Street Development Listed for $21M

Posted November 26, 2019 at 5:09 am

With Essex Crossing almost completely operational, the trend is to cash out. Specifically those building owners orbiting the billion-dollar development, who can now command top price. The eight-story development at 165 Eldridge Street, north of Delancey, is next up. The seventeen-year-old housing complex hit the market last week (via Compass) for a whopping $21 million. […]

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