Essex Crossing

Is Trader Joe’s Still Opening at Essex Crossing? [Updated]

Last modified February 16, 2018 at 4:20 pm

[Updated below] As widely reported, Trader Joe’s is coming to Grand Street at Essex Crossing sometime later this year. Or is it? Messaging about its fate has grown somewhat ambiguous since plans were first announced in October 2016. Rumors and speculation are now circulating that the popular supermarket reportedly backed out of the project altogether. […]

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Veselka, Nom Wah, and Cafe Grumpy Join Market Line Roster

Posted February 7, 2018 at 5:05 am

With Phase II of Essex Crossing well underway at this point, developer consortium Delancey Street Associates has another ace up its sleeve. Announcing the first round of vendors joining the roster at the Market Line. The purported bazaar-like marketplace spans three blocks along Broome Street and will “bring together an eclectic mix of more than […]

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Pile Driving Commences on New 26-Story Essex Crossing Tower

Posted February 6, 2018 at 5:00 am

Essex Crossing Phase II is muscling ahead, as 180 Broome Street is cleared and primed for new development. The Broome Street parcel, also known as Site 4, operated for decades as a parking lot. Until mid-December, when all vehicles were barred from the square-block space. Late last month, workers began removing the aged chain-link fence, […]

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The Last Parking Lot on Delancey Street is Locked Up for Essex Crossing

Posted January 18, 2018 at 5:00 am

And there it goes. The last of the Delancey Street parking lots – effectively created in the aftermath of the controversial SPURA slum clearance fifty years ago – is now gated and cleared. Passenger vehicles were given notice of the closure a couple months ago. Removal from the Essex Crossing lot (Site 3) – between […]

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This 77-year-old Essex Market Building is Now a Pile of Rubble [PHOTOS]

Last modified January 17, 2018 at 12:53 pm

Another Essex Street Market facility – first constructed in 1940 – is getting pulverized as we speak. For the last month and change, a demolition crew has been active in dismantling the half-block-long warehouse building at 140 Essex Street (aka Site 8). Staring beyond the black death shroud, it’s clear that most of the structure […]

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Another Look at the New 26-Story Essex Crossing Tower

Posted January 4, 2018 at 5:08 am

Another day, another news story about Essex Crossing. This time it’s to show off an updated rendering of the 26-story tower on its way to 180 Broome Street (aka Site 4). This vantage point is of the north side of the building, from Delancey Street. Handel Architects is behind the design. As previously reported, 180 […]

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A First Look at Essex Crossing’s Trader Joe’s Grocery [PHOTOS]

Posted January 3, 2018 at 5:04 am

Recently christened The Rollins for Jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins (145 Clinton Street), the chi-chi Essex Crossing development at Clinton Street has more to show. For instance, the Trader Joe’s grocery location headed there later this year. The Grand Street entrance is taking shape. Automatic sliding doors bring you into a foyer area with twin escalators […]

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Developers File for Pedestrian Tunnels Connecting 3 Essex Crossing Buildings

Posted January 3, 2018 at 5:00 am

During cold snaps like this week, the thought of an underground passage is enticing. So, it’s only fitting that Essex Crossing is currently petitioning the city for a pair of subterranean passageways connecting the new developments. Developers behind the three buildings benefiting from the Market Line recently applied for revocable consent from the Department of […]

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Take it to the Bridge: Overwhelming Support for Sonny Rollins on the LES

Posted December 21, 2017 at 5:11 am

In retrospect, it was apparently a race to name Lower East Side infrastructure after Jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins. While Essex Crossing just anointed one of its luxury rental buildings in the name of Rollins (Site 5), the earlier effort at another area renaming remains underway. You remember – that months-old grassroots campaign to likewise rechristen […]

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Up Against Essex Crossing, this Tenement is Now on Market as ‘Development Site’

Last modified December 19, 2017 at 9:12 am

Literally up against Essex Crossing, the through-block tenement at 83 Essex Street (aka 90 Ludlow) remains on the market as the proverbial “development opportunity.” Grand Success Realty (Tzippy Wexler) and Bowery Management (Daniel Fong) partnered to rep this 4,170 square-foot property, and have been doing so for at least the last seven months. No takers […]

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