New renderings and construction shots of Essex Street Market ahead of fall opening at Essex Crossing

May 15, 2018

Interior image via SHoP Architects; construction shot via NYCEDC

Construction of Essex Street Market’s new home across Delancey Street continues to move along before its scheduled opening this fall. Designed by SHoP Architects, the market sits above the 150,000-square-foot Market Line, which will stretch two levels and connect three sites of the Essex Crossing development. The market’s first phase is expected to wrap up in October, bringing 13 new vendors to the site in addition to the 24 vendors from the historic Essex Street Market. Additional renderings released by the city’s Economic Development Corporation this week highlight the brightness of the space, courtesy of the huge windows, 60-foot ceilings and use of light-reflective material.

“As we near completion on the project, we are excited to soon open a world-class public market for the local Lower East Side community,” NYCEDC President James Patchett said in a statement to 6sqft. “The new Essex Market will preserve the current community-based spirit while creating additional space to expand the market’s offerings, provide new jobs, and present a higher level of goods and services to visitors and area residents alike.”

Via SHoP Architects



Developed by Delancey Street Associates, the Market Line stretches 700 feet and connects to the Broome Street side by a 40-foot-tall glass wall on each building. It will overlook a public park, which helps bring in natural light indirectly. The building’s light-filled, 6,000-square-foot mezzanine will serve as a spot for many community and cultural events.

New vendors were announced in March and include Williamsburg’s Middle Eastern spot Samesa, an East Village herbal apothecary Flower Power Herbs and Roots, Fort Greene florist Saffron and Josephine’s Feast. These four new vendors will join the existing vendors.

The project under construction; photos via NYCEDC

The market will feature a 9,000-square-foot roof garden, with space for a beer hall. Inside, there will be a Regal Cinema, bowling alley and medical center.

In total, the Market Line will be home to more than 100 locally-sourced food, art, music and fashion vendors. When all three phases of the market are completed in 2020, Market Line will be the largest of its kind in New York City.


Interiors courtesy of SHoP Architects and WYX

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