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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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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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Second of Four New Essex Crossing Towers Tops Out at 15 Stories

Posted September 26, 2016 at 5:00 am

For the first time in almost fifty years, the vacant lots along Delancey Street are buzzing with new life. Yep. It’s milestones galore for the Essex Crossing mega-project this month, construction of which is progressing rather steadily. Now, another. A month after the senior housing tower was capped at Site 6, its neighbor across the street […]

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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 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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‘Gateway’ to Essex Crossing Begins with this Enormous Tower Crane

Posted August 23, 2016 at 5:15 am

More milestones for the Essex Crossing mega-development. Last week, it was the capping of fourteen-story senior housing at Site 6; this week, its the erection of a new tower crane on Site 2 (aka 115 Delancey). The component parts had been stowed here for the better part of the last month, but not assembled until […]

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History Made: The First of Four New Essex Crossing Buildings Tops Out at 14 Stories

Posted August 18, 2016 at 5:00 am

Essex Crossing just reached a milestone. The flag is mounted… For the first time in decades, since the federally-backed “slum clearance” of 1967 removed all trace of housing from the Seward Park Urban Renewal Area, the skeleton of a new building sits on the corner of Clinton and Delancey Streets (aka 175 Delancey). The concrete superstructure officially […]

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Falling Concrete from Essex Crossing Site 6 Damages Passing Car

Last modified May 18, 2016 at 10:15 am

Down at Essex Crossing, it’s clear that Site 6 is winning the race. The parcel at the southeast corner of Delancey and Clinton Streets is pushing up big time. Superstructure is at four stories and counting. But moving fast sometimes comes at a cost; not just the skyline, either. Walking down Clinton Street yesterday afternoon […]

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International Center of Photography Eyes Essex Crossing, and Other Updates

Posted January 29, 2016 at 4:54 am

Time for your favorite. Essex Crossing updates and minutia. Last night, a gaggle of suits from the respective development companies comprising Delancey Street Associates – Taconic, BFC Partners, and L+M Development Partners – gathered to present construction updates and field feedback from the public. The event was coordinated by Community Board 3 and the Lower East […]

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Essex Crossing Etc: Delancey Street Associates Purchases Site 1 for $15.8M, Ground Break at Site 6

Posted December 11, 2015 at 9:47 am

Delancey Street Associates, the consortium of developers behind Essex Crossing, provided Community Board 3 with several project updates on Wednesday evening. The progress report is for the first six SPURA parcels activated during this first phase of development. New spokesperson Katie Archer now joins the team after spending 6+ years with the Lower East Side […]

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