parking lot

Essex Crossing (Unintentionally) Invites Free Parking to Site 1 for the Time Being

Posted April 23, 2015 at 5:17 am

Technically, the longstanding Municipal parking lot on Ludlow Street is permanently closed. Realistically, however, it’s open season for risk-loving drivers. Guess they didn’t get that memo. You see, even though the car park is designated development Site 1 under Essex Crossing, and was shuttered April 15, the Department of Transportation failed to seal the entry […]

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The Municipal Lot on Ludlow Street Closes April 15 for Essex Crossing; ‘Shakespeare in the Parking Lot’ Moves to CSV Center

Last modified April 6, 2015 at 9:07 am

Essex Crossing is advancing at quite the clip these days. Phase I is well underway; it’s unstoppable now. The 75 year-old Essex Market warehouse on Site 2 is basically a pile of rubble, razed for a glassy, 24-story mixed-use tower called the Gateway. Next up, the through-block Municipal parking lot right across the street. Messaging […]

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It’s Now the 20th and Final Season of ‘Shakespeare in the Parking Lot’ at Ludlow and Broome, Thanks to Essex Crossing Development

Posted June 16, 2014 at 6:07 am

Shakespeare in the Parking Lot has been an offbeat annual arts tradition since 1995. For twenty consecutive summers, the Municipal Lot at the corner of Ludlow and Broome Streets transformed into an open-air theater, complete with putrid smells and the soothing sounds of late-night traffic. The twentieth season of programming kicks off July 10 with […]

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The SPURA Davey Drill of the Day

Posted April 25, 2014 at 9:30 am

Those menacing Davey Drills are a common sight around the sprawling tract of SPURA land these days. The crane-looking machines are busy nabbing soil samples ahead of the massive new Essex Crossing development that will forever change the makeup of the Lower East Side. Today’s “drill of the day” was spotted in the Municpal parking […]

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Demolition Starts at Essex Street Municipal Parking Garage Ahead of $4M Makeover

Posted March 27, 2014 at 5:19 am

With news of SPURA and Essex Crossing on the brain of late, it’s worth revisiting the municipal parking garage straddling Ludlow and Essex Streets. After all, a 1970s style facility doesn’t really fit in a rapidly gentrifying neighborhood, so it too must react in kind. Even though the scaffolding and netting was installed months ago, […]

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Madison Street Parking Lot Listed for $6M

Posted October 21, 2013 at 6:00 am

No stone (nay, vacant lot) is left unturned in the current real estate climate. Overdevelopment is simply par for the course. Case-in-point is the sliver of parking lot right at the corner of Madison and Mechanics Alley (not on the official city map). Perenially gated, this relatively inactive spit of land primarily acts as private […]

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Renovations Begin on Essex Street Municipal Parking Garage

Last modified February 13, 2015 at 8:02 am

Every corner of the Lower East Side is getting glammed. Even the parking garages. Next up, the municipal car-park straddling Ludlow and Essex Streets. Sidewalk bridge was constructed outside the five-story concrete box a few days ago (on both sides), and includes an illustration of what to expect upon completion. As reported back in March, […]

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Essex Street Municipal Parking Garage to Receive Makover

Posted March 20, 2013 at 6:18 am

The city wants to give the structure a 21st Century makeover that matches the new Lower East Side. And it looks like it’ll happen fairly soon.

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Artists Sought for ‘History Tribute Fence’ at SPURA Lots on Delancey

Last modified March 14, 2013 at 6:44 pm

To ease the blight along Delancey, as they see it, the Lower East Side BID is proposing a creative “History Tribute Fence”

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Vacant Lot at 79 Eldridge Could Be Yours for $4.55M

Last modified January 2, 2013 at 6:47 am

The tiny vacant lots dotting the Lower East Side landscape are quickly disappearing into the real estate ether.

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