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Essex Street Market

Anne Saxelby Was a Tireless Advocate for the Essex Street Market

In the past week, there have been many tributes to Anne Saxelby, the trailblazing cheesemonger who died far too young October 9 at the age of 40. Saxelby, who opened a tiny stall in the Essex Street Market in...

(Photos) Art Exhibition Precedes Destruction of Old Essex Street Retail Market

The new Essex Market has been open for about six months, and the old historic Essex Street Market building on the north side of Delancey Street will soon by knocked down to make room for yet another new apartment building as part of Essex Crossing.

Samesa Becomes First Casualty of New Essex Market

The new Essex Market has its first flop. The shawarma counter, Samesa, has shut down just five months after the market moved into its new gleaming space as part of the Essex Crossing project. Samesa, a project from the...

New Essex Street Market Opens on the Lower East Side

After a weekend in soft open mode, the new Essex Street Market makes its official debut this morning with a ribbon cutting ceremony and speech-making from city officials. When we stopped by the market yesterday afternoon, vendors were stocking their...

Saying Our Goodbyes to the Old Essex Street Market

It was a day of high emotions on the Lower East Side Sunday, as longtime customers and vendors said goodbye to the old Essex Street Market building at 120 Essex St. The 1940 structure once described as "unlovely" by the New York Times, is now shuttered

An Era Ends Sunday as the Old Essex Street Market Building Closes For Good

If you want to visit the old Essex Street Market one more time before the vendors cross Delancey Street, Sunday will be your last opportunity. The 79-year-old building at 120 Essex St. will soon be demolished to make way for...

Lower East Side Voices: ‘Top Hops’ Takes Craft Beer Passion to New Essex Street Market

Today we wrap up our series on the Essex Street Market with a profile of Top Hops, the Lower East Side craft beer store that opened an outpost in the market three years ago. This project has been a...

Lower East Side Voices: Mother-Son Team at Puebla Mexican Food Feel Right at Home in the Essex Street Market

The Essex Street Market has for many years been a refuge for startup businesses. As retail rents in stand-alone brick-and-mortar locations have become unaffordable, the historic market has been one of the few places where new ventures can take...

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...

Lower East Side Voices: Essex Olive & Spice in the Essex Street Market

Big changes are, of course, coming very soon to the Essex Street Market. The vendors will be making the move from the market's historic home at 120 Essex St. across Delancey Street to a newly expanded space in the...
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