Lower East Side Voices: Owner of “Dominican Cravings” Feels Mixed Emotions About Essex Street Market Move

Like many people on the Lower East Side, Emmanuel Diaz has mixed feelings about the the looming move of the Essex Street Market from its historic home to the brand new Essex Crossing mega-development across Delancey Street. Diaz, owner of Dominican Cravings, will be joining about 20 existing vendors in making the transition shortly after Easter. In today’s installment of our series in collaboration with NYCity News Service, Diaz explains why he’s both excited and a little sad about the changes. This story was produced by Cristian Arroyo.