This is Manhattan

This is the Lower East Side

This is Essex Crossing

Essex Crossing is a collection of over 1,000 new residences, 400,000 square feet of office space and 450,000 square feet of retail spaces over nine sites that will enhance the culture and unique flavor of New York City's Lower East Side.

The sites will be connected by a new park, bike paths and green spaces above ground and by a world-class marketplace below ground called The Market Line.

In keeping with the neighborhood's rich history, Essex Crossing maintains a diverse mix of large and small retailers, apartment renters, homeowners, and entrepreneurs.

Essex Crossing will also be the new home of the International Center of Photography (ICP), the world’s leading institution dedicated to photography and visual culture.

Connecting the past,
present and future

Essex Crossing is an unprecedented development in the heart of the Lower East Side. Spread over 1.9 million square feet, it comprises nine sites with over 1,000 new residences, 450,000 square feet of retail, 400,000 square feet of office space, community attractions, and green spaces. These nine sites, commonly known as the Seward Park Extension Urban Renewal Area (SPEURA), sat mostly vacant since 1967 and represent one of the most significant urban renewal developments in the history of New York City. Phased construction began in the late Spring/early Summer of 2015 and is planned to be completed by 2024.


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