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26-Story Tower at Essex Crossing Site 4 Begins its Ascent

Posted August 21, 2018 at 5:04 am

The short-lived respite from cranes on Delancey Street just concluded. Site 4 of Essex Crossing is pushing upward in a big way now. Two weeks ago, fully six months after construction began onsite, a tower crane was assembled for the duration. Its job – to erect a 26-story superstructure at 180 Broome Street. And with […]

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Traffic Changes as Essex Crossing Site 3 Readies 15-Story Tower

Posted July 20, 2018 at 5:02 am

Major progress is underway at Site 3 of Essex Crossing, where a fifteen-story development is in the cards. And with it, a host of traffic changes to an already congested Williamsburg Bridge approach. Back in late March, the cluster of trailers that previously served as onsite offices for Delancey Street Associates (the developer consortium behind […]

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The Last Parking Lot on Delancey Street is Locked Up for Essex Crossing

Posted January 18, 2018 at 5:00 am

And there it goes. The last of the Delancey Street parking lots – effectively created in the aftermath of the controversial SPURA slum clearance fifty years ago – is now gated and cleared. Passenger vehicles were given notice of the closure a couple months ago. Removal from the Essex Crossing lot (Site 3) – between […]

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Affordable Housing Lottery Launches for Essex Crossing’s 26-Story ‘Gateway’

Last modified December 14, 2017 at 8:09 am

This is the week of Essex Crossing updates. A torrent of news is coming out of the Lower East Side mega-project, with the latest being the launch of the affordable housing lottery inside the “Gateway” tower at Essex and Delancey Streets. There are a total of 98 affordable apartments up for grabs at 115 Delancey […]

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93,361 People Have Applied for 104 Affordable Housing Units at Essex Crossing

Posted June 9, 2017 at 5:11 am

In case you were curious about the demand for affordable housing on a hyperlocal level, just look to Essex Crossing. According to the latest city tally, a staggering 93,361 people have applied for the 104 available affordable apartments at 145 Clinton Street. The fifteen-story development is one of nine new sites that are being redeveloped […]

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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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Everything You Need to Know about the Affordable Housing Lottery at Essex Crossing Site 5

Posted March 6, 2017 at 5:06 am

The time has come – the scramble to score an affordable apartment inside Essex Crossing. The housing lottery for Site 5 (145 Clinton Street) opened last Friday and is ready for applications. Competition promises to be fierce, especially since prices start at a meager $519 for studios. Here are the nuts and bolts (see full literature […]

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Phase 2 of Essex Crossing will Break Ground in June with More Affordable Housing

Last modified February 17, 2017 at 8:34 am

Essex Crossing is firing on all burners. Full throttle. Two of the four new buildings are topped out, with the balance reaching skyward each day; the 24-story “Gateway” (Site 2) and 242 Broome Street condos (Site 1) are currently sporting some major heft. But this is a rolling process, and, recent progress notwithstanding, sights are […]

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The ‘Gateway’ of Essex Crossing is Now Above Street Level in a Big Way [PHOTOS]

Posted February 15, 2017 at 5:11 am

SPURA Site 2 is home to the marquee property in the Essex Crossing stable, and is now above street level. Those halcyon days in the pit are done. The steel superstructure of the 24-story “Gateway” is being assembled Erector Set style, sitting roughly four stories, and gaining height and mass each day. Concrete core – […]

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24-Story ‘Gateway’ to Essex Crossing is Finally Above Ground

Posted October 19, 2016 at 5:00 am

That there is the first above-ground view of the forthcoming “Gateway,” a flagship development in the Essex Crossing mega-project. Demolition and construction activity has been ongoing here at Site 2 for better than a year-and-a-half, yet its brethren just down the block are light years ahead of the pack. This fetus of a building – […]

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