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Blog: Essex Crossing

July 14, 2017

New York City is always changing, but the Lower East Side has managed to keep its edgy roots while still evolving along with its fellow Downtown neighborhoods. Known for its historic immigrant culture—from which so much of New York City’s spirit and character has emerged— the LES also offers its own version of modern urban culture as the home of a new assortment of luxury apartments, especially those for sale at 242 Broome Street at Essex Crossing.

One thing that’s stayed consistent on the Lower East Side: locals here are obsessed with food and fashion. What was once farmland, whose food fed the city and whose wool kept residents warm, is now the center of the farm-to-table movement at places like the Fat Radish and Dirt Candy, and is now the arbiter of fashion at boutiques like 7115 by SZEKI and Assembly New York.

The area still retains its historical flourish thanks to NYC staples, like Katz’s Deli and Kossar’s. It’s a playground for foodies and fashionistas, and soon both will have a chance to get their fill in one convenient location: Essex Crossing’s Market Line, with 150,000 square feet of space running through the heart of LES.

Anyone who’s well-traveled knows that part of the fun and romance of visiting a foreign city is exploring the marketplace. Just imagine: having a slice of Jamon Iberico at the Boqueria in Barcelona or buying a new rug at the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul.

Once the Market Line opens in 2018, New Yorkers will have a chance to shop in one of the biggest markets in the world without leaving Manhattan. With space for hundreds of local vendors, from fishmongers to artisan baristas, it’s certain to compete with those exceptional international marketplaces. Still, the neighborhood will retain its New York moxie, as embodied by one of the city’s most famous and venerated institutions, Essex Street Market, which will have a new home in the Market Line.

And it’s not just the Market Line that’s bound to draw even more people to LES; Trader Joe’s, Regal Cinema, and NYU Medical Center are just a few more destinations slated to be included in the vast and historic Essex Crossing development.

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