The Essex

125 Delancey Street, Manhattan, NY 10002

Number of Units:


Property Size:

204,000 GSF


Handel Architects


The Essex is a 26 -story mixed-use building in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. The project includes 195 units of mixed-income/market rate housing, a 14-screen luxury Regal Cinema, the Essex Market, which is a publicly owned grocer and prepared foods market, and The Market Line, a world class food hall which will feature more than 30 dynamic vendors.



2022 ULI Global Award for Excellence

Essex Crossing is recognized for representing the highest standards of achievement in the land use profession.

American Institute of Architects/The Boston Society of Architects

The Essex and Handel Architects receive an Honor Award for The Essex at Essex Crossing

AIA 2021 Regional & Urban Design Awards

Essex Crossing is awarded for epitomizing the best in urban design, regional and city planning, and community development.

Affordable Housing Finance Reader's Choice Awards

The Essex is named as a finalist in the 2019 Readers' Choice Awards.

ULI Excellence in Mixed-Use Development

Essex Crossing Phase One is the winner of the 2019 Excellence Award for Best Mixed-Use Project.


Essex Crossing Update: 242 Broome is Sold Out, The Artisan Now 50% Leased

Sales and rentals continue to remain steady for the Lower East Side development.

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The Essex Wins 2020 MHN Excellence Gold Award for Mixed-Use Development and Design

Designed by Handel Architects, the 26-story tower pays homage to the architecture of the historic Lower East Side neighborhood.

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NYC’s Most Important Projects of the Past Decade

Essex Crossing makes the list in this ten-year development roundup.

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A Guide to Essex Crossing Development

The project on the Lower East Side is receiving praise for its mix of affordable housing and community amenities.

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Essex Crossing: One of New York’s Most Promising Developments

The mixed-use project is providing hundreds of affordable apartments, neighborhood perks and a new home for the Essex Market.

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Project EATS Founder and President, Linda Goode Bryant, Shares Her Sunday Routine

Including a visit to the Essex Crossing Farm.

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Essex Crossing Farm is the Largest in Manhattan

The farm, six stories up on The Essex rooftop, produces freshly grown vegetables for the community to purchase.

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Essex Crossing Park Dedicated to Lower East Side Families Displaced from Neighborhood 50 Years Ago

New park plaque honors the 2,000 families displaced between 1967 – 1973 and the continued efforts to helping these families return home.

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Delancey Street Associates Opens Essex Crossing Farm

Operated by Project EATS, the quarter acre Essex Crossing Farm will provide produce at Essex Crossing’s Market Line and a wide array of community programming.

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An Aerial Farm Sprouts at Essex Crossing

In addition to selling fresh produce, the Essex Farm will work with local medical providers to connect patients to health vegetables, host after-school programs and provide free breakfasts for seniors and families.

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Essex Crossing Successfully Blends Modernity, Tradition & Community

Essex Crossing is highlighted for aptly preserving the Lower East Side’s history while introducing new amenities to the community.

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Coming Home to the Lower East Side

A resident of The Essex reflects fondly on her childhood neighborhood as she returns to the community over 40 years later.

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Full Stomachs Equal Happy Renters

Buildings developed in tandem with food halls, like The Essex, are proving to be very attractive for residents.

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AHF Names 2019 Readers’ Choice Award Finalists

L+M’s The Essex is a finalists for the Mixed-Use category.

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Essex Market Makes its Official Debut

The grand opening included a ribbon-cutting ceremony and speeches from city officials.

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Essex Market Opens to the Public on Lower East Side

The new market is home to more than 35 vendors and is nearly three times the size of the original market.

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Regal Opens New 14-Screen Multiplex at Essex Crossing

The three-level theater at 129 Delancey St. features stadium seating, luxury recliners and an expanded concessions menu.

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Essex Crossing's First Phase Wins ULI Award

The Urban Land Institute New York honors the Lower East Side development team for excellence in mixed-use development.

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NYC’s 13 Most Anticipated Restaurant Openings of Spring 2019

The new Essex Street Market and Market Line are bringing big names to the Lower East Side.

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The Market Line Embracess Its Immigrant Past

By inviting local businesses, the Essex Crossing marketplace seeks to evoke the environment of the Lower East Side in the 19th century.

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Essex Crossing Development Knows Its Neighbors

Planners intentionally designed the project to compliment the Lower East Side neighborhood and culture.

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Impressive Views from the Rooftop Terrace at The Essex

The view from the 26-story tower is a main selling point for the 98 market rate rentals.

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Essex Crossing is Ready for its Closeup

Phase one of the highly anticipated project, which will include a food hall and family entertainment, will soon be completed.

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Adda Hitmakers Are Bringing Everyday Indian Fare to New Essex Street Market

Dhamaka will be one of two full-service restaurants opening this summer on the Lower East Side.

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L+M’s Isaac Henderson is featured on the ULI New York Blog

Q & A with the Development Director of Essex Crossing, which is a 2019 ULI Awards Finalist for Excellence in Mixed-Use Development.

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How Essex Crossing Is Part of The New Lower East Side

The project was designed to harmonize with the existing community and bring central amenities to the neighborhood.

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Muralists Sought for Public Art at New Essex Street Market

A painting that embodies the market’s historical significance and the community’s culture will be installed.

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Commercial Real Estate Women New York’s Luncheon

L+M’s Bernadette Amarosa was a panelist for a discussion about the transformation of the Lower East Side and Essex Crossing.

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Essex Crossing’s Second Senior Housing Building Rises Halfway

The 100% affordable development will include 92 studio apartments.

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Essex Crossing’s Latest Market-Rate Rental Arrives

Amenities at The Essex include a lounge with billiards, a library, a meeting room, a children’s playroom, a fitness center with Peloton bikes, and a rooftop terrace.

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Delancey Street Associates Launches Leasing at The Essex in the Heart of Essex Crossing

The 26-story building on Manhattan’s Lower East Side features sweeping views and amenities unmatched at any development in the city.

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Leasing Launces at The Essex

The building features ground-floor retail, a new 14-screen Regal Cinemas and The Market Line, a bazaar-like marketplace set to be one of the largest in the world.

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6 Crucial Ways New York City’s Landscape Will Change in 2019

Essex Crossing will have several major openings as Phase 1 nears completion.

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Essex Crossing Update

As 2018 draws to a close, here’s a look at what’s new.

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The Most Buzzworthy Designs of 2018

Essex Crossing makes the list of distinguished renderings.

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14-Screen Regal Movie Theater Opening Soon at Essex Crossing

The Lower East Side location will be the first multiplex to debut in this neighborhood.

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Market Line at Essex Crossing Adds Vendors Ahead of Opening

The Market Line will embody the character of the LES with more than 100 locally sourced retailers.

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Southeast Asian Market to Open at Essex Crossing

The Market Line will be home to the vendor’s first retail location.

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The Market Line Gains a Sake Bar

The team behind East Village Japanese hit Izakaya is coming to Essex Crossing.

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New Development is Rebuilding a Community Lost 50 Years Ago

The formerly vacant area, now Essex Crossing, is on track to become a vibrant mixed-income community.

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Essex Crossing’s Next Affordable Housing Lottery Launches

The 98 mixed-income apartments are located at 115 Delancey Street.

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