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Pile Driving Commences on New 26-Story Essex Crossing Tower

Posted February 6, 2018 at 5:00 am

Essex Crossing Phase II is muscling ahead, as 180 Broome Street is cleared and primed for new development. The Broome Street parcel, also known as Site 4, operated for decades as a parking lot. Until mid-December, when all vehicles were barred from the square-block space. Late last month, workers began removing the aged chain-link fence, […]

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Another Look at the New 26-Story Essex Crossing Tower

Posted January 4, 2018 at 5:08 am

Another day, another news story about Essex Crossing. This time it’s to show off an updated rendering of the 26-story tower on its way to 180 Broome Street (aka Site 4). This vantage point is of the north side of the building, from Delancey Street. Handel Architects is behind the design. As previously reported, 180 […]

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Developers File for Pedestrian Tunnels Connecting 3 Essex Crossing Buildings

Posted January 3, 2018 at 5:00 am

During cold snaps like this week, the thought of an underground passage is enticing. So, it’s only fitting that Essex Crossing is currently petitioning the city for a pair of subterranean passageways connecting the new developments. Developers behind the three buildings benefiting from the Market Line recently applied for revocable consent from the Department of […]

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Last 2 Parking Lots on Delancey Street Closing in the Next Month for Essex Crossing Towers

Posted December 11, 2017 at 5:09 am

For the first time in fifty years – since the notorious “urban renewal” slum clearance of 1967 – the last two parking lots on Delancey Street will soon go under the knife. The parcels are incorporated into the Essex Crossing development, and as such, are ready for their luxury payload. The Lower East Side Partnership […]

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Report: Essex Crossing to Overload LES with Office Space

Posted October 23, 2017 at 5:08 am

Now that the last of the Phase I towers has finally topped out, the spotlight turns to the second chapter of Essex Crossing. Last month, renderings surfaced of the first two developments in Phase II, which will rise at SPURA Sites 3 and 4. The former is a 15-story building with 83 market-rate units and […]

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Here’s What the Second Phase of Essex Crossing Looks Like [PHOTOS]

Posted September 29, 2017 at 5:11 am

Two years into the Essex Crossing mega-project, there are now four new buildings piercing the Lower East Side skyline. And as this initial push inches toward completion, we now have a definitive look at phase two. Developer consortium Delancey Street Associates released renderings yesterday (via Curbed) for the two developments set to rise at Sites […]

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Someone Junked their Plane on Delancey Street [Updated]

Last modified May 12, 2017 at 5:40 pm

The fuselage of a bombed-out plane is stashed in a Delancey Street parking lot primed for development. It’s not immediately clear why the plane is here, nor who who it belongs to, but there it sits, nonetheless. (And next to a trashed refrigerator, we might add.) Wings are clipped, and wheels removed; the cockpit and […]

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Children’s Museum of Manhattan Backs out of Essex Crossing

Posted October 14, 2016 at 9:23 am

The Children’s Museum of Manhattan just nixed its plans for a larger facility within Site 4 of Essex Crossing. Even though Delancey Street Associates, the consortium of developers behind the $1.1 billion project, never quite confirmed negotiations with the institution, executive director Andy Ackerman told Crain’s yesterday that talks broke down. “We had a wonderful […]

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25-Story Mixed-Use Tower Joins Essex Crossing; ‘Market Line’ Banner Unveiled on Delancey

Last modified September 22, 2016 at 12:17 pm

With four of nine SPURA parcels activated for the Essex Crossing mega-project along Delancey Street, much of the spotlight remains fixated on those buildings. The recent spate of construction is all linked to Phase I work. However, word came down the pike yesterday that Site 4 is getting ready for the big dance. The Real […]

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Essex Crossing Etc: Think Coffee Outpost, Construction Activity Full Steam Ahead

Posted October 15, 2015 at 5:15 am

We’re in the thick of it. Phase I of Essex Crossing is going full steam ahead, with three development parcels already activated. Here are several updates, some of which were gleaned from the developer consortium Delancey Street Associates at the Land Use subcommittee meeting of Community Board 3. The Big Dig The next six to eight weeks will […]

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