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Essex Crossing Condos at Site 1 Show off New Skin [PHOTOS]

Posted April 5, 2017 at 5:18 am

The third of four Essex Crossing buildings in Phase I is but a few feet from the top, and already beginning to resemble the renderings. “Curtain wall” deliveries to Site 1 over the last few weeks have really started filling out the skeleton of this new Essex Crossing condo development, the only one of its kind […]

Essex Crossing Condo Development at Site 1 is Officially Above Ground

Posted October 12, 2016 at 5:12 am

The new condo development at Essex Crossing Site 1 officially crossed the threshold a few days ago. Steel skeleton is now visible after an initial ascent of roughly three stories. Condo sales at 242 Broome Street, meanwhile, commenced at the end of September, with prices ranging from $1.275 million to over $7 million for the […]

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Essex Crossing Opens Sales Office for Condos at 242 Broome Street

Posted September 20, 2016 at 5:15 am

Carpetbagging developers want you to embrace “The legacy of new beginnings” here on the Lower East Side. That’s the lame-ass operating slogan (i.e. justification) for one parcel of the Essex Crossing megadevelopment. The fourteen-story condo building rising at Site 1, 242 Broome Street. (The real legacy of new beginnings is essentially top-down displacement.) Nevertheless, the dedicated storefront […]

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Breaking: Construction Worker Reportedly Injured in Fall at Essex Crossing Site 1 on Broome Street

Last modified September 13, 2016 at 4:11 pm

First responders are out in full force at the corner of Ludlow and Broome Streets. We’re told by several onlookers that a construction worker inside Site 1 of Essex Crossing fell into the foundation pit. But that he’ll ” be alright.” The assembly of firefighters and trucks is massive. So much so, that traffic is […]

Eisner Bros. at 75 Essex Doubles Down on Driveway Security with Towering Fences

Posted December 9, 2015 at 5:12 am

Eisner Bros. has gone full-on DEFCON 5. Apparently, neither Saturn SUV nor locked crowd control barricade could deter trespassers from gaining entrance to the L-shaped alleyway behind 75 Essex Street. So, owner Shalom Eisner completely upped the ante last month. He’s most definitely not fucking around. An enormous, ten-foot fence system is now in place at […]

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Eisner Brothers Really Doesn’t Want You Cutting Through the Driveway on Essex Street

Posted August 21, 2015 at 9:33 am

This bombed-out Saturn jalopy is parked beside the freestanding 75 Essex Street (Eisner Brothers) with the distinct purpose of deterrence. Deterrence against those pedestrians deprived of the old parking lot shortcut, and who would otherwise use the L-shaped alleyway as an alternative. The dead giveaway here is the lack of license plates and the rash […]

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‘Shakespeare in the Parking Lot’ Debuts Thursday with New Venue at the CSV Center

Posted July 7, 2015 at 5:10 am

If Essex Crossing is the greedy landlord, then “Shakespeare in the Parking Lot” could be considered the harassed rent regulated tenant. The long-running troupe – the Drilling Company – spent twenty seasons entertaining locals in the former municipal car park at Ludlow and Broome Streets. That run ended with a performance of Othello last August, […]

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Essex Crossing Etc: Full Steam Ahead at 3 of the Lots

Posted June 16, 2015 at 5:13 am

And so it begins. The ground has officially been broken at three of the six Essex Crossing parcels. Thus commences ten years (at the very least) of constant construction along Delancey Street. Site 1, Ludlow/Broome This lot has seen the most activity so far. Backhoes are already busy with the earth moving. We caught it […]

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‘Splitsville’ Luxury Lanes Confirmed as Essex Crossing Bowling Alley in Site 1

Posted May 29, 2015 at 8:34 am

A subterranean bowling alley is coming to Site 1 of Essex Crossing. That much has been known for years. But the identity of the establishment is not Bowlmor, as previously believed. Instead, it’s a “boutique” affair by retro-style bowling brand Splitsville Luxury Lanes. According to the scoop in the Daily News, Splitsville will occupy 17,000 […]

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Essex Crossing Etc: Site 1 Boxed Up, Essex Market South is Gone

Posted May 18, 2015 at 5:19 am

Here are some quick hits regarding the Essex Crossing project currently underway along the south side of Delancey Street… Site 1, Ludlow/Broome It only took two days for the Municipal lot on Ludlow Street to disappear. Contractors hammered the 12-foot plywood planks into place on Friday. Site 1 is now officially boxed up and ready for […]

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