75 Essex: “Facade of Building is Cracking”
Walking down Essex Street yesterday afternoon, I encountered workers putting up scaffolding along the front of 75 Essex (otherwise known as The Eisner Brothers Building). A quick perusal of the D.O.B. website revealed a complaint on March 31st, stating: FACADE OF BUILDING IS CRACKING, PIECES ARE BREAKING APART, SMALL DEBRIS IS FALLING ONTO THE SIDEWALK. A violation was served a day later.
The Eisner Brothers building was put on the market back in July of ’09 and then again in February, as noted by Bowery Boogie. A Tenement Museum educator, Allison B. Siegel, then posted a nice piece about the history of 75 Essex here. Siegel spoke with 75 Essex’s current owner, Shalom Eisner, who said he dreamed that – if sold – the building would be, “left as is on the outside and become a single-family home for a famous person… Someone like Madonna. She could have her own Lower East Side home.” This in turn, garnered some attention from those real estate mavens over at Curbed.
75 Essex is still listed on Bond New York’s web site for $18 million.