Essex Crossing

Ten-Story Tower Planned Atop Historic Eisner Bros ‘Eastern Dispensary’ on Essex Street

Posted May 5, 2022 at 5:01 am

The historic Eastern Dispensary Building on Essex Street – home of the longtime Eisner Bros. on the ground floor – is headed for redevelopment. A new vertical appendage. Owner of the hallmark, bunker-looking Building at 75 Essex filed plans this week with the Department of Buildings to redevelop the property to include a ten-story addition. […]

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Essex Crossing Preps New 9-Story Development with Brownfield Cleanup

Posted April 28, 2022 at 5:01 am

The next phase of Essex Crossing is upon us. Delancey Street Associates, the developer consortium behind the billion-dollar Lower East Side project, recently submitted an application to the state for Brownfield Cleanup at Site 9 (aka 120 Essex). This will spell the end of the decades-old Essex Street Market building just north of Delancey, which […]

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Covid Vaccination Hub at Essex Crossing Closes on Sunday

Posted February 18, 2022 at 5:07 am

The mass community vaccination site at Essex Crossing is winding down operations this weekend. Sunday is the last day of operation for the Covid-19 vaccine center at 244 Broome Street. Those folks needing the jab can do so between 10:00am and 6:00pm. The Lower East Side hub began inoculating the community exactly a year ago, […]

CB3 Thwarts DOT Plan to Route Williamsburg Bridge Traffic onto Norfolk Street

Posted February 15, 2022 at 5:09 am

The Department of Transportation was rebuffed by the community last week for its proposal to solve traffic bottleneck issues at Grand and Clinton Streets, at the mouth of the Williamsburg Bridge. The city agency presented its latest plans – an ongoing process for the better part of a decade – to the Community Board 3 […]

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Suspect Wanted for Attempted Bank Robberies, Including at Essex Crossing

Posted January 7, 2022 at 5:02 am

A would-be bank robber struck three times this week within a 24-hour period, police said. Banks targeted span the Lower East Side to Midtown and Williamsburg. The method each time was the same, albeit unsuccessful. The suspect reportedly passed a note to the teller demanding $2,000 in cash. The first attempt was Wednesday at the […]

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Beth Hamedrash Hagadol Development Hits 20 Stories on Broome Street

Last modified February 8, 2022 at 11:20 pm

Between Essex Crossing and the development rising atop the former Beth Hamedrash Hagadol, the blocks of Broome Street between Ludlow and Clinton are essentially a canyon of glass. And the former is not finished rising. The synagogue replacing structure – a two towered beast years in the making – is slated to ascend roughly thirty […]

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Target Keeps Missing the Mark with Lack of Jewish Greeting Card Options [OP-ED]

Posted November 17, 2021 at 5:01 am

The following editorial was written by Democratic District Leader (District 65 Part A) Caroline Laskow. If I am lucky enough to have the opportunity to celebrate a loved one’s 100th birthday, I know I can find a card for them at my local Target store on the corner of Grand and Clinton Streets. The odds […]


Verizon Bets on the Lower East Side with HQ Move to Essex Crossing

Posted October 29, 2021 at 5:00 am

Telecom giant, Verizon, is betting big on the Lower East Side. The company yesterday signed a lease at Essex Crossing, and will relocate hundreds of its employees from 140 West to Delancey Street, the New York Post reported. Verizon will take 143,000 square-feet of commercial space on the third, fourth, and fifth floors of the […]

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Photographer Captures Three Years Passing by the Former Essex Market

Posted October 26, 2021 at 5:04 am

As the former Essex Street Market buildings continue to devolve into decrepitude, out come the artists, taggers, and the like. Commenting on the “fast transition” of the Lower East Side and its residents, photographer Kristofer Dan-Bergman over the weekend pasted a series of posters at 120 Essex Street. The project is called “LESWall(k),” with each […]

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16-Year-Old Fatally Shot in the Face on Delancey Street Last Night

Posted October 16, 2021 at 5:04 am

A 16-year-old boy was shot and killed on Delancey Street last night, near the on-ramp to the Williamsburg Bridge, cops said. The teenager was shot in the face near the corner of Suffolk at about 8:30pm. Right at the foot of Essex Crossing. First responders rushed the boy, who was unconscious, to Bellevue Hospital for […]

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