The building blocks of a genuine community are not the buildings themselves; as active members of the Lower East Side community, we work in collaboration with local partners, organizations, and initiatives to support the neighborhood that does so much to support us.

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Grand Street Settlement

A deeply rooted community organization for over 100 years, Grand Street Settlement is our leading local partner, with the goal of supporting stability and bolstering growth within the community. They provide comprehensive programming and services for seniors at the Essex Crossing Community Center and run the Best Buy Teen Tech Center, a multidisciplinary interactive makerspace for students aged 13-18 pursuing their personal passion projects.

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Affordable Housing

Essex Crossing delivers high-quality housing with a mix of residential unit sizes and price points catering to all ages and incomes. Over half of the 1,000+ apartments at Essex Crossing are designated 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 medical facility spanning 3 floors. It contains 30+ exam rooms, 4 operating rooms dedicated to orthopedic surgery, facilities for spine surgery, rheumatology services, physical medicine and rehabilitation services, a podiatry care center, and a women’s sports medicine center.

Urban Farm at Essex Crossing

Urban Farm

The 9,000 square-foot rooftop farm at Essex Crossing operated by Project EATS will proudly serve the surrounding community through a combination of urban farming and agricultural programming. Programs are geared toward promoting workforce development, community health, education, and art with the goal of strengthening the community’s cultural, social, and economic values. Check out the Project EATS organic farmstand in the Market Line!

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Lower East Side Employment Network

Essex Crossing has generated job opportunities across a variety of employment sectors. We’ve partnered with LESEN, a community-based workforce development organization, to create connections between New York City residents and employers within the development. This initiative’s primary goal is to meet hiring needs while also supporting, developing, and training quality candidates from within the community.

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 all trades and sectors. Please reach out 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.