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Sugar Sweet Sunshine, Roni-Sue’s, and Exit 9 Gift Shop Headed to Essex Street Market

Posted June 6, 2018 at 5:00 am

What’s a week on the Lower East Side without some update on vendors for the new Essex Street Market? Today brings news of three local vendors to take up stalls inside the 24-story tower at 115 Delancey Street. That’s in addition to the roster of twenty-four currently making the journey next fall. Dessert stalwart Sugar […]

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Saying Goodbye to Essex Street Market with Art

Posted April 30, 2018 at 5:08 am

The end is nigh. With no Hercules in sight, the multi-headed Hydra better known as Essex Crossing is erasing memories all over the place. In an effort to assuage the inevitable, a final string of art exhibits is about to commence in the soon-to-be-former Essex Market space before it’s demolished. In, of, and Crossing Essex […]

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These New Vendors will Join Essex Street Market 2.0 at Essex Crossing

Posted March 28, 2018 at 5:00 am

Another slew of vendors has been announced for Essex Street Market 2.0. The New York City Economic Development Corporation, its overlord, has added three trendy purveyors to fill the stalls at 115 Delancey. Samesa, the Mediterranean joint run by chef-brothers Max and Eli Sussman; Josephine’s Feast!, the city-based jam and preserves maker; Saffron, the Brooklyn-based […]

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Essex Crossing Breaks Ground at Demolished Market Site for 8-Story Senior Housing

Posted March 14, 2018 at 5:00 am

It’s completely gone. Eradicated from Essex Street. Now, only two of the original Essex Market buildings remain. Demolition of the brick warehouse and the subsequent debris removal at 140 Essex (aka Site 8) officially completed last month. For seven decades, the one-story brick facility stood here. Now it’s just open air and the towering machines […]

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Boubouki Closed Down its Essex Street Market Stall this Week

Posted March 1, 2018 at 5:06 am

Boubouki spent the last seven-and-a-half years serving up Greek food to patrons of the Essex Street Market. Now, its time on the Lower East Side is history. Word began circulating earlier this month, but the news was made official last week. In the end, Boubouki closed down for good yesterday, and won’t be making the […]

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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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Heavy Wind Detaches Ai Weiwei Installation from Essex Street Market

Posted January 5, 2018 at 9:43 am

The punishing winds from yesterday’s Nor’Easter were not kind to the Ai Weiwei art installation affixed to the Essex Street Market. By yesterday afternoon, the series of banners basically became a sails. Sheets to the wind, you might say. The section directly above Pizza Roma near Delancey Street is currently dislodged and sagging. The half-dozen […]

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Affordable Housing Lottery Launches for Essex Crossing’s 26-Story ‘Gateway’

Last modified December 14, 2017 at 8:09 am

This is the week of Essex Crossing updates. A torrent of news is coming out of the Lower East Side mega-project, with the latest being the launch of the affordable housing lottery inside the “Gateway” tower at Essex and Delancey Streets. There are a total of 98 affordable apartments up for grabs at 115 Delancey […]

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Two Scoops: Chinatown Ice Cream Factory Expanding into New Essex Street Market

Last modified December 13, 2017 at 9:19 am

The beloved Chinatown Ice Cream Factory is expanding to the Lower East Side next year. It will take up residence inside the new Essex Street Market facility as part of Essex Crossing. This cross-neighborhood expansion is a first for the popular scoop shop, which has been serving its namesake neighborhood for four decades. Second-generation owner […]

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Essex Street Market Warehouse Gets Demolition Death Shroud Ahead of Phase II Development

Posted November 20, 2017 at 9:50 am

More than seventy-seven years after its construction at the behest of Mayor Fiorello La Guardia, another Essex Street Market building is on death’s door. The shroud of netting and scaffolding was affixed to the facade of 140 Essex Street (aka Site 8) last week. Another piece of Lower East Side history razed; yet the end is […]

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