Essex Market

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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‘Oonee’ Modular Bike Parking Pod Hit by a Car

Posted April 11, 2022 at 5:14 am

You can’t make this up. Just a few days after the Department of Transportation announced the arrival of a new bike parking “pod” outside the Essex Market, the so-called Ooneepod Mini was struck by a car and pushed onto the sidewalk. The accident apparently happened Friday night when a driver allegedly made a “wide” turn […]

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‘Oonee’ Modular Bike Parking Pod Comes to Essex Street Market

Posted April 8, 2022 at 5:09 am

There’s some interesting new street furniture on the backside of the Essex Market. The futuristic pod is part of a pilot program that Department of Transportation is touring around the city this spring. Putting current bike corrals to shame, the so-called Oonee Pod is a modular parking solution marketed as “safe, secure, and simple.” This […]

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Essex Market Juicery ‘Squeezes’ into East Village

Posted March 14, 2022 at 5:04 am

Essex Squeeze is expanding into the East Village after two years of incubation in the Essex Street Market. The juice bar, founded by two childhood friends from the Lower East Side (Cedric Hernandez and Charles DeLaCruz) in July 2020, just opened a dedicated brick-and-mortar space on East 5th Street, off Second Avenue. The spot previously […]

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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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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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