Sonny Rollins

Target Cuts Ribbon at Essex Crossing Ahead of Sunday Grand Opening

Last modified August 15, 2018 at 4:20 pm

Target is poised to open another small format location on the Lower East Side this week. To mark the occasion, corporate held a special ribbon-cutting event yesterday evening for store employees and community VIPs. New signage was installed just before the celebration, which also included the Target mascot. Take a look inside… Perhaps fanfare will be […]

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Can We Expect Target to Further Appropriate LES Culture with its Essex Crossing Opening?

Posted July 23, 2018 at 5:02 am

Target opened its small format Alphabet City store Saturday afternoon with a gaudy, insensitive display of consumerist authentrification. The new location at Extell’s luxury compound on 14th Street received vinyl skin to mimic the tenement feel it destroyed, red newspaper boxes that evoked the old Village Voice ones, fake fire hydrants, cookie-cutter “art,” and worst […]

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A First Look at Essex Crossing’s Trader Joe’s Grocery [PHOTOS]

Posted January 3, 2018 at 5:04 am

Recently christened The Rollins for Jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins (145 Clinton Street), the chi-chi Essex Crossing development at Clinton Street has more to show. For instance, the Trader Joe’s grocery location headed there later this year. The Grand Street entrance is taking shape. Automatic sliding doors bring you into a foyer area with twin escalators […]

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Take it to the Bridge: Overwhelming Support for Sonny Rollins on the LES

Posted December 21, 2017 at 5:11 am

In retrospect, it was apparently a race to name Lower East Side infrastructure after Jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins. While Essex Crossing just anointed one of its luxury rental buildings in the name of Rollins (Site 5), the earlier effort at another area renaming remains underway. You remember – that months-old grassroots campaign to likewise rechristen […]

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Essex Crossing Rental Complex Named After Jazz Legend Sonny Rollins

Last modified December 13, 2017 at 9:21 am

Jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins once lived in a walkup tenement at 400 Grand Street. That history was decimated two years ago when Essex Crossing muscled into the neighborhood. Now the mega-development is honoring the musician by naming the new fifteen-story tower at Site 5 in his honor. Here comes The Rollins, offering wallet-busting luxury rentals. One […]

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Councilman Introduces Bill to Rename the Williamsburg Bridge After Sonny Rollins

Posted October 18, 2017 at 5:00 am

For one Lower East Sider, the quest to rename the Williamsburg Bridge after Jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins just took a major step forward. City Council is now reviewing a bill that would make this happen. In response to this community led effort, Brooklyn Councilman Stephen Levin introduced the bill, which is also supported by Brooklyn […]

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This Lower East Sider Wants to Rename the Williamsburg Bridge for Sonny Rollins

Posted April 7, 2017 at 5:11 am

For Jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins, the Williamsburg Bridge was once-upon-a-time sanctuary to master his instrument. Now, one Lower East Sider is pushing the city to commemorate (and celebrate) the artist with a renaming. Sonny Rollins also lived at 400 Grand Street, now buried beneath a fifteen-story tower for the Essex Crossing development (i.e. Site 5). […]

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