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‘Dragon Bing’ Lands at Market Line

Posted August 10, 2021 at 5:09 am

The dragon is now in its underground Lower East Side lair. Dragon Bing, that is. The new fast-casual enterprise is the latest stall to join the Market Line roster. Having opened at the end of July, Dragon Bing specializes in its namesake Bing snack, which is a crepe-like scallion pancake. The addition of Dragon Bing […]

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The Market Line Returns to Essex Crossing from Pandemic Sidelines Next Week

Posted July 16, 2021 at 5:08 am

Another sign that things are normalizing; the Market Line at Essex Crossing will soon be open and fully operational. Its return from the sixteen-month pandemic sidelines is slated for July 22. The subterranean food court occupies 150,000 square-feet beneath the three contiguous Essex Crossing developments on the south side of Delancey Street. There are over […]

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Veselka Returns to Essex Crossing After Pandemic Year

Last modified June 20, 2021 at 9:46 pm

Veselka is finally coming back below the Delancey divide. The decades-old Ukrainian institution returns to Essex Crossing this Saturday, reinstating its presence in the Market Line after a year on the sideline. However, it’ll occupy a much smaller footprint in the “Mini Market” at the base of the Essex Market staircase, a pandemic era version […]

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Next Phase of Market Line at Essex Crossing Now Visible

Last modified January 21, 2021 at 12:05 pm

With scaffolding and other construction elements removed from The Artisan building at Essex Crossing, another part of the Market Line is coming into focus. Unlike the westernmost third of the Market Line, this section beneath 180 Broome Street feels less like a dungeon. Design elements, including massive grand staircase and full facade glass open the […]

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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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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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HPD Issues Vacate Order to Grand Street Fishmonger for Apartment Conversions Above Store

Posted March 31, 2020 at 5:00 am

It’s probably not the most opportune time to enforce a residential vacate order, yet nevertheless, the hammer falls. Yesterday afternoon, the city mobilized to 276 Grand Street, where the landlord is accused of creating “illegal apartments” on the fourth (6R) and fifth floors (8R) by subdividing the units. These conversions created potentially dangerous conditions that […]

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The Market Line Brings a Food Court to the Lower East Side

Posted November 25, 2019 at 5:00 am

The Market Line is finally here, the next-most ambitious component of the Essex Crossing mega-development. Opening day was Friday. When we stopped by, vendors were still rushing with the finishing touches. Walking around the basement bazaar, the vibe felt like a more “elevated” version of a mall food court. However, rather than the usual greasy, […]

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Market Line Debuts Beneath Essex Market this Friday

Posted November 19, 2019 at 5:04 am

Come Friday, Essex Crossing hits another goal. Debut of the Market Line. There have been no official communications about the launch, but this date is two days later than participating vendors had previously communicated. (And a full season later than publicized at the Market itself.) Once fully operational, the Market Line is to occupy 150,000 […]

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Pho Grand Reopens After Months-Long Hiatus

Posted November 4, 2019 at 5:06 am

The summertime hiatus is finally over for Pho Grand. The Vietnamese restaurant reopened on Grand Street yesterday. The months-long break was reportedly for store renovations, often a euphemism for “we’re packing up before anyone notices.” That wasn’t the case here at 277 Grand Street. And it’s unclear the real cause for closure. Pho Grand is […]

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