Subway Stairwell on Essex Street to Close For Three Months


Beginning next week, you won’t be able to use the stairs leading to and from the subway station on the southeast side of Delancey Street for three months.

According to the notice posted recently by T.G. Nickel, the stairs will be closed for 95 days starting Feb. 27.  T.G. Nickel is the general contractor for Essex Crossing Site 2, the building located just above subway entrance. As part of the Essex Crossing project, passageways are being built under Delancey Street. They’re meant to accommodate visitors to the Market Line, a subterranean shopping complex.

It’s not a great time to be limiting access to the subway station. A 14-screen Regal movie theater is just about ready to open on Delancey Street, along with a newly expanded Essex Street Market (coming in the spring).