Market Line

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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Market Line Set for November 20 Debut at Essex Crossing

Posted November 1, 2019 at 5:00 am

Yet another milestone for Essex Crossing. The subterranean Market Line is a few weeks from the limelight, roughly one year later than initially communicated. Opening date for the first third of the bazaar is currently slated for November 20, as communicated to participating vendors. (We’re bearing from vendors that this is their grand opening day.) […]

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Pho Grand Closes for Renovations

Posted August 7, 2019 at 5:08 am

Venerable Vietnamese restaurant Pho Grand has been closed of late. Starving area locals of a cheap meal. Bilingual signs affixed to the shuttered security gate of 277 Grand Street indicate renovations are afoot. Ordinarily this might be cause for concern, as “renovation” is often a euphemism for a fly-by-night closure. And maybe so, were it […]

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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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This Essex Crossing Farm Stand Sells Rooftop Produce

Posted July 3, 2019 at 5:09 am

Essex Crossing has a farm stand to call its own. The new Essex Crossing Park (really just a privately owned public plaza) hosts the green market twice a week. Neighbors can purchase produce grown on the rooftop “urban farm” at The Essex flagship building just down the block. This green endeavor is helmed by Project […]

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Another Essex Crossing Skyscraper Tops Out at 26 Stories

Posted April 19, 2019 at 5:03 am

The towers of the Lower East Side continue to redefine the once-predominant low-rise skyline. Indeed, Essex Crossing checks off another milestone this week as the development at 180 Broome Street (Site 4) tops out. It stands at 26 Stories, roughly the same height as the marquee Essex Crossing building a couple blocks to the west. […]

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Essex Crossing KO’s Delancey Street Subway Entrance

Posted February 21, 2019 at 5:02 am

Beginning next week, straphangers will do without the southeast entrance to the Delancey Street subway station (at Essex). The temporary closure is due to subterranean construction for Essex Crossing. According to the community notice posted to the stairwell by Site 2 contractor T.G. Nickel, access is restricted for 95 days starting February 27. The three-month […]

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