As we reported yesterday, six remaining tenants at 400 Grand Street, which will be demolished next year to make way for the Essex Crossing project, are fighting for relocation rights. But another tenant in the building, the Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy, is also concerned about its future.
Several residents of 400 Grand Street, which is scheduled to be demolished to make way for the Essex Crossing development, say they continue to get the run-around by the city. Last night, they turned to Community Board 3 for help.
This week we have been following the legal back and forth between the NYC Economic Development Corp.(EDC) and a longtime vendor at the Essex Street Market. Last night, members of Community Board 3 briefly discussed the situation and the broader issue of protections for businesses at the market.
Lately, we’ve been talking about new arrivals at the Essex Street Market (bagels, ice cream and soup have been added to the retail mix). But — pending legal proceedings — there’s also a noteworthy departure to report; a merchant who’s been part of the market for 23 years.
It’s been about six weeks since the city announced the development team and overall concept for “Essex Crossing,” the mixed-use project for the former Seward Park urban renewal site. Time for an update.
Last week’s big news concerning the Seward Park site – the selection of developers for the billion dollar project – ends a chapter in the Lower East Side’s longest-running saga.
Here are all of the rendering released today showing what Essex Crossing, the new Seward Park project, might look like. Keep in mind, architects still need to design the buildings. These images are simply representational. Following the renderings, see a detailed narrative on the housing, retail, open space and community facilities to be built during the next decade.
Mayor Bloomberg just made the official announcement of the development team that will be transforming what is known as the Seward Park Urban Renewal Area into “Essex Crossing.” Click for some of the renderings presented at the press conference today.
Awaiting Mayor Bloomberg’s arrival at the news conference announcing the development team for the Seward Park project.
Additional details concerning the Seward Park Project are continuing to come in this morning. We’re learning that an Educational Alliance pilot program, the country’s first two-generation school for low income families, will have a place in the big LES development.