Eleven Madison Park Team to Open Events Space at Essex Crossing

International Center of Photography at Essex Crossing. Rendering by Moso Studio.

International Center of Photography at Essex Crossing. Rendering by Moso Studio.

The acclaimed restaurateurs, Will Guidara and Daniel Humm of Eleven Madison Park, will be opening a private event space on the top floors of the International Center of Photography’s new museum. The announcement came yesterday from Delancey Street Associates, the developers of Essex Crossing. ICP is opening the museum on Essex Street in 2019 as part of the big Lower East Side project.

In addition to Eleven Madison Park, Guidara and Humm’s Make It Nice hospitality group runs the restaurants at The NoMad hotels in New York and Los Angeles. In a statement, Guidara said:

The opportunity to now create a space designed specifically to offer the best events possible is very exciting –and to do that in collaboration with the storied institution that is the International Center of Photography is particularly thrilling. We’re excited to welcome guests into the beautiful, new location and to host a variety of events there – from cocktail parties to formal sit-down dinners, weddings and more.

In October of last year, ICP announced it would be moving the institution’s museum and school to Essex Crossing. The museum will occupy a four-story building that runs straight through between Essex and Ludlow streets. ICP will also occupy two floors of 242 Broome St., an adjacent condo/commercial building.

Just yesterday, we reported that the Gutter, a Brooklyn-based bowling alley, will be taking a 17,000 square foot space in the basement of 242 Broome.