The Lower East Side was once home to a plentiful number of New York's famed dirt-strewn lots, but things are changing in the neighborhood these days. Junkies gave way to boutiques which then cleared the way for huge real estate projects like Essex Crossing, which became a little more tangible today with updated renderings of its apartment buildings and a park that's going to be part of the project.
The new renderings, which Curbed got their hands on, show 180 Broome Street, 202 Broome Street and 115 Delancey Street, which will have 263, 83 and 200 residential units, respectively. At 180 Broome, half of the 263 units will be affordable, and about half of the units at 115 Delancey will also be affordable according to Curbed.
In both renderings, you can also get a gander at the entrance to The Market Line, an underground space that will house "a variety of spaces, consisting of small- to medium-sized vendor stalls with tenants that include retail and food-oriented uses" according to the press release that first announced the project.
The park next to 145 Clinton Street. (Moso Studio)
The second rendering also provides a look at the 15,000-square-foot park getting built next door to 145 Clinton Street. That building will also be home to the future LES Trader Joe's, while 115 Delancey will be home to a "14-screen luxury movie theater," according to the development's official website, and the relocated Essex Street Market.
115 Delancey Street and the Clinton Street park should open next year, according to a spokesperson for the project, while 180 Broome and 202 Broome should open by 2021. 145 Clinton Street, which will also contain close to a 50/50 split of affordable and market-rate housing, should open this October.