Essex Crossing

Two Years Later, Essex Crossing Taps ‘ASVP’ Duo for 220-Foot Mural

Posted September 30, 2019 at 5:09 am

It only took two years, but Essex Crossing finally found an artist for its planned 220-foot mural. One of the largest in downtown Manhattan. Way back in September 2017, the developer consortium behind the mega-project, Delancey Street Associates, put out a public call for muralists to decorate what is now known as The Rollins (aka […]

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Behold the New Essex Crossing Senior Building

Posted September 25, 2019 at 5:02 am

Another building in the Essex Crossing roster is across the finish line. The new senior center at 140 Essex Street (Site 8) is mostly free from its construction obstruction. Have a look. There are a total of 92 affordable studio units in the eight-story residence. A lottery lauched over the summer, eligible to senior households […]

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The New ICP Center at Essex Crossing Loses Eleven Madison Park

Posted August 9, 2019 at 5:04 am

What was once touted as the “cultural anchor of Essex Crossing” is now dead in the water. Catching up on some Essex Crossing miscellany… Hospitality group Make it Nice (of Eleven Madison Park fame) joined forces with the International Center of Photography well over a year ago, with the ambition to provide premium private event […]

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Essex Crossing Site 3 Begins its 15-Story Ascent to Luxury

Posted July 30, 2019 at 5:02 am

Essex Crossing reaches another mini milestone as its new building atop Site 3 visibly begins the ascent. The superstructure just passed a height of two stories and is continuing upward to fifteen. Construction of 202 Broome Street (the official name) is part of Phase II of the billion-dollar mega-project, which kicked off last year and […]

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‘Grand Delancey’ Craft Beer Hall Announced for the Market Line

Last modified July 24, 2019 at 7:35 am

Essex Crossing needs its booze, too. Grand Delancey, a craft beer hall with a derivative name, is the latest watering hole to litter the forthcoming Market Line. It’s purportedly pulling out all the stops; the press babble boasts “an unwavering commitment to procuring and purveying the best (and hardest-to-find) craft beers.” Settle down. The venture […]

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Last Low-Rise Retail Strip on Delancey Sells for $15M

Posted July 17, 2019 at 5:02 am

For more than four years, the single-story retail strip at the foot of the Williamsburg Bridge on Delancey Street has been on the market. Perennially pitched as a prime development opportunity. And now it’s finally changing hands. Public records show that the property is currently under contract, with a memorandum describing the terms. Ashkenazy Investments, […]

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‘Inokim’ Rolls into LES with Delancey Street Scooter Store

Posted July 15, 2019 at 5:05 am

The recently upscaled retail strip at the base of the Williamsburg Bridge just welcomed its newest tenant. Electric scooter company Inokim planted two wheels in the space formerly occupied by Cricket Wireless. Under the moniker of “urban freedom,” the store at 164 Delancey Street is essentially a showroom pimping the various scooter models. It’s the […]

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Hilltop Bicycles Announces First NYC Store at Essex Crossing

Posted July 11, 2019 at 5:00 am

First banks, now bikes. Such is the retail trajectory at The Goldin building in Essex Crossing (aka Site 6). In the same week that saw window teaser signage for Wells Fargo, Hilltop hoisted an announcement of its own at Clinton and Broome. It, too, is coming soon. Hilltop Bicycles is a New Jersey-based store that […]

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Essex Crossing Signs its First Bank (Wells Fargo)

Posted July 9, 2019 at 5:05 am

More development, more retail banks. Indeed, Wells Fargo is the first bank to plant a flag in the billion-dollar Essex Crossing development. Teaser signage in the windows advertises the forthcoming arrival at The Goldin senior living center (aka Site 6). The token bank branch is set to occupy the entire corner of Clinton and Broome […]

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First Look Inside the New Essex Restaurant, Opening Across the Street on Rivington

Posted July 8, 2019 at 5:02 am

For The Essex restaurant inside its now-shuttered namesake market building, the move across the street is progressing, albeit at a slow pace. The nineteen-year-old establishment now occupies the ground floor of 124 Rivington, where build-out has been ongoing for months. (This is the former commercial office previously targeted by La Caverna for an expansion of […]

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