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Behold the New Essex Crossing Senior Building

Posted September 25, 2019 at 5:02 am

Another building in the Essex Crossing roster is across the finish line. The new senior center at 140 Essex Street (Site 8) is mostly free from its construction obstruction. Have a look. There are a total of 92 affordable studio units in the eight-story residence. A lottery lauched over the summer, eligible to senior households […]

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Essex Crossing Announces Lottery for Site 8 Senior Housing

Posted June 20, 2019 at 5:03 am

Another Essex Crossing development is poised to debut. The housing lottery for the senior apartments at Site 8 is now live. There are a total of 92 affordable studio units up for grabs in the eight-story construction. To qualify, senior households (age 62+) must earn between zero and sixty percent of Area Median Income. Residents […]

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Essex Crossing Tops off 5th Tower on the Lower East Side

Posted March 11, 2019 at 5:02 am

Not a week goes without some sort of milestone for Essex Crossing. The latest being the completed vertical ascent of Site 8 on Essex Street. The new box-of-blocks sits atop the ashes of a former Essex Street Market building that sat dormant for decades. Designed by Beyer Blinder Belle, the eight-story mixed-use tower boasts 92 […]

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More Than Halfway to the Top, Essex Crossing Site 4 Gets Glassy

Posted February 25, 2019 at 5:00 am

Development under Phase II of Essex Crossing is firing on all cylinders. Each of the new buildings currently rising is in a varying stage of ascent. Over at Site 4, the intimidating superstructure is more than halfway to the top. And the glare-friendly, glass skin is making its way up the facade. As previously stated, […]

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‘The Magician’ Aims to Expand into Base of Adjacent Essex Crossing Development

Posted January 25, 2019 at 5:00 am

For its next trick, The Magician plans to expand its footprint on Rivington Street. The proposal surfaces some seventeen years after the nightspot first opened doors. The bar is currently listed on the Community Board 3 agenda next month for an alteration to its liquor license that permits annexation of an in-the-works adjacent space. Indeed, […]

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Essex Crossing Senior Housing Rises Halfway to the Top

Posted January 8, 2019 at 5:00 am

The first Essex Crossing development north of Delancey Street is headlong into its ascent. It’s more than halfway to the top. Demolition of the brick Essex Street Market warehouse and the subsequent debris removal from 140 Essex (aka Site 8) officially completed almost a year ago already. It stood on this spot – at the […]

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Essex Crossing Breaks Ground at Demolished Market Site for 8-Story Senior Housing

Posted March 14, 2018 at 5:00 am

It’s completely gone. Eradicated from Essex Street. Now, only two of the original Essex Market buildings remain. Demolition of the brick warehouse and the subsequent debris removal at 140 Essex (aka Site 8) officially completed last month. For seven decades, the one-story brick facility stood here. Now it’s just open air and the towering machines […]

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This 77-year-old Essex Market Building is Now a Pile of Rubble [PHOTOS]

Last modified January 17, 2018 at 12:53 pm

Another Essex Street Market facility – first constructed in 1940 – is getting pulverized as we speak. For the last month and change, a demolition crew has been active in dismantling the half-block-long warehouse building at 140 Essex Street (aka Site 8). Staring beyond the black death shroud, it’s clear that most of the structure […]

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Essex Street Market Warehouse Gets Demolition Death Shroud Ahead of Phase II Development

Posted November 20, 2017 at 9:50 am

More than seventy-seven years after its construction at the behest of Mayor Fiorello La Guardia, another Essex Street Market building is on death’s door. The shroud of netting and scaffolding was affixed to the facade of 140 Essex Street (aka Site 8) last week. Another piece of Lower East Side history razed; yet the end is […]

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Essex Crossing Releases Rendering of Second Affordable Senior Building

Posted November 6, 2017 at 5:09 am

For all intents and purposes, Phase I of Essex Crossing is pretty much complete. Now it’s on to the next step. The latest renedering to hit the boards is for 140 Essex Street (aka Site 8), which previously housed the Lowline Lab and Hanksy exhibit (“Market Surplus”). Developer Beyer Blinder Belle released the image on […]

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