Essex Market

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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Local Cheesemonger Anne Saxelby Dies at 40

Posted October 12, 2021 at 5:07 am

Local cheesemonger, Anne Saxelby, who peddled artisanal cheeses around downtown for more than a decade, died this past Saturday. She was 40. According to the New York Times, Saxelby struggled with a heart condition. Lower East Siders may recognize Saxelby from her tenure inside the original Essex Street Market. The eponymous cheese stall, located near […]

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Plant-Based Community Fridge Opens its Door at Essex Market

Posted July 1, 2021 at 5:03 am

As of last week, the Lower East Side now boasts a second community fridge dispensing plant-based goods. The newest addition is at the Essex Market, the 220 Broome Street entrance. The new swap stop is stocked with plant-based and organic foods, as well as canned goods. Such as Fresh Produce, Jarred Nut Butters, Whole Wheat and […]

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Queens Woman Behind Racist Comments Banned from Essex Market

Posted March 26, 2021 at 5:13 am

The Queens woman caught on camera hurling racist insults at the Essex Market on Sunday has been banned from both the Davidovich Bakery and the market. Meanwhile, the cashier on the receiving end of the comments – 30-year-old Vic Kamara – spoke out about the incident. Saying he was simply enforcing the Market’s mandatory mask […]

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Racial Slurs at Essex Market Go Viral After Customer Altercation

Posted March 24, 2021 at 5:00 am

A viral video making the rounds shows a woman spewing racial slurs at the Davidovich Bakery at Essex Market. The writer and civil rights activist, Shaun King, posted the short video to Facebook and Instagram, seeking to identify the customer as punishment for her remarks. She is seen without a mask and with stroller in […]

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Adda Hitmakers to Open Dhamaka in the Essex Market

Posted September 23, 2020 at 5:07 am

The team behind critically acclaimed Indian restaurants Rahi and Adda is finally ready to debut their newest venture. Dhamaka joins the new Essex Market as a next generation vendor-restaurant. Owner Roni Mazumdar and partner Chintan Pandya will introduce a menu of everyday Indian foods, such as meat served on the bone and fish served whole. […]

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Childhood Friends from LES Open Juice Bar at Essex Market

Posted July 30, 2020 at 5:04 am

With the Essex Market now back to some sense of normalcy, there is also some new blood flowing in. Essex Squeeze, a juice bar founded by two childhood friends from the Lower East Side (Cedric Hernandez and Charles DeLaCruz), joins the roster of vendors. The business serves up what you might expect – healthy options […]

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Essex Market is Still Open for Business

Posted March 20, 2020 at 5:03 am

Not even Essex Crossing is immune to the impact of COVID-19 spreading like wildfire throughout the city. Its marquee tenants are in various stages of flux. The Essex Market is open for the time being, albeit with limited hours of 8am to 8pm. Grocery vendors are open (at each vendor’s discretion), but prepared food vendors are […]

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Roni-Sue’s Chocolates Focuses on Essex Market Stall as MTA Construction Sidelines Forsyth Street Store

Last modified March 6, 2020 at 10:38 am

Lower East Side chocolatier, Roni-Sue’s Chocolates, no longer has a public-facing brick-and-mortar presence. Its store at 148 Forsyth Street recently shuttered after nearly seven years on the block. Signage affixed to the drawn grate steers customers to the new Essex Street Market, where the business maintains a stall. Owner Rhonda Kave tells us that MTA […]

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Art Basel Banana Surfaces on Essex Street

Posted December 10, 2019 at 5:09 am

Not since Velvet Underground has a banana polarized so. You may have seen the viral story about the banana fastened to a wall at Art Basel fetching $120,000 in the name of “art.” Back home on the Lower East Side, the locals have added their two cents about Maurizio Cattelan’s work (known for the golden […]

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