Community

The true building blocks of a genuine community are not the buildings themselves, but the people who live in them. Essex Crossing offers a wide range of services, spaces and businesses that will empower local residents and serve their every need – letting them know they make that community what it is.

Grand Street Settlement Grand Lo Cafe

Grand Street Settlement

A deeply rooted community organization for over 100 years, Grand Street Settlement is our lead community partner at Essex Crossing. It upholds an impeccable track record in providing services that not only support stability, but bolster growth within all populations of the surrounding community. In addition to providing comprehensive programming and services for seniors, Grand Street will offer a variety of youth services within the community space at 175 Delancey Street. Their non-profit social enterprise café, Grand Lo, features a new youth job training model designed to empower the lives of individuals facing employment barriers. This approach focuses on workforce and soft skills training, targeted job placement and even job retention efforts.

Essex Crossing Building

Affordable Housing

Essex Crossing delivers high-quality housing with a mix of residential unit sizes and a variety of price points to enrich the quality of life for Lower East Side residents – catering to all ages and incomes. Over half of the 1,000+ apartments will be affordable for low, moderate and middle-income families, with two residential buildings set aside specifically for senior housing.

NYU Langone Health

NYU Langone Health

The Joan H. and Preston Robert Tisch Center at Essex Crossing is a 55,000 square-foot, multi-specialty facility. Spanning 3 floors, it contains over 30 exam rooms as well as 4 operating rooms dedicated to orthopedic surgery. What’s more, the facility has spine surgery and rheumatology services, physical medicine and rehabilitation services, a podiatry care center, in addition to a women’s sports medicine center.

Urban Farm at Essex Crossing

Urban Farm

This 9,000 square-foot rooftop farm at Essex Crossing will proudly serve the surrounding community through a combination of urban farming and various programs. Such programs are geared to promote workforce development, community health, education and art that strengthen a community’s cultural, social and economic value.

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Lower East Side Employment Network

Essex Crossing will generate job opportunities across a variety of employment sectors. Partnering with experienced community-based and city-wide workforce development agencies, we’ll create connections between New York City residents and employers within the development. Our main goal is to meet hiring needs while supporting, developing and training quality candidates. Additionally, Delancey Street Associates encourages M/WBE contractors to participate in the development of Essex Crossing across multiple trades.

Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBE)

Delancey Street Associates encourages M/WBE (Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise Opportunities) contractors to participate in the development of Essex Crossing across multiple trades. For more information about upcoming bid opportunities, as well as information about future M/WBE trade fairs, networking events and workshops related to the project, please contact us.