Essex Crossing Community


Buildings don’t make a community. People do. At Essex Crossing, there will be a range of services and spaces to empower and serve the needs of local residents.


Essex Crossing will generate job opportunities across a variety of employment sectors. We have partnered with experienced community-based and city-wide workforce development agencies to create connections between New York City residents and employers within the development to meet hiring needs and support, develop and train quality candidates. Additionally, Delancey Street Associates encourages M/WBE contractors to participate in the development of Essex Crossing across multiple trades.

For more information regarding employment opportunities at Essex Crossing, please visit our Jobs page.

Affordable Housing

Essex Crossing will deliver high-quality housing with a mix of residential unit sizes at a variety of price points to enrich the quality of life for Lower East Side residents of 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. To learn more about affordable housing opportunities please click here.

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Former Site Tenant Preference

If you lived in the Seward Park Urban Renewal Area (SPURA) between 1965 and 1973, you may also be eligible for Former Site Tenant Preference for affordable housing.

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Grand Street Settlement Intergenerational Community Center

Within Essex Crossing Site 6 (175 Delancey Street), Grand Street Settlement (GSS) will operate a state-of-the-art intergenerational community center open to the public and directly supporting the older residents of the new development. The space will allow GSS to expand its comprehensive senior services while also providing a variety of youth programming and services. A workforce development program at the GrandLo Café will operated by local community members. This double bottom line non-profit social enterprise cafe will feature a youth job training model to empower the lives of individuals facing barriers to employment through workforce and soft skills training, targeted job placement and job retention efforts.

Learn more about the Grand Street Settlement here

Essex Street Market

In operation as a public market since 1940, the historic Essex Street Market’s diverse vendors provide the local community with a wide range of culinary products that showcase the rich cultural and historical traditions of the area. Cheesemongers, butchers, grocers, and fishmongers sell alongside coffee roasters, French bakers, and fresh juicers. In 2018, Essex Street Market will move across Delancey Street to its new home at Essex Crossing. This state of the art, expanded market will allow new vendors to join the Essex Street Market family, and will continue to be a public market that caters to shoppers’ growing desires.

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NYU Langone Health

NYU Langone Health will operate a 55,000 square-foot medical facility with multi-specialty physician practices at 175 Delancey Street

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Green Spaces

Essex Crossing will include over 100,000 square feet of green space including a public park, residential and commercial rooftop terraces, an urban farm, and publically accessible interior gardens facing Broome Street.

For more information, please visit our Green Spaces page

Local Partnerships

Essex Crossing is proud to work with organizations deeply rooted in the Lower East Side community.

Grand Street Settlement

Is our lead community partner at Essex Crossing because of its track record in providing services that support stability and empower 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, as well as a non-profit social enterprise cafe featuring a new youth job training model to empower the lives of individuals facing barriers to employment through workforce and soft skills training, targeted job placement and job retention efforts.

Learn more about the Grand Street Settlement here

Lower East Side Employment Network (LESEN)

Our primary workforce development partner at Essex Crossing, is an innovative collaboration of experienced workforce development agencies that works in partnership with Manhattan's Community Board 3 to efficiently meet business hiring demand and support candidate supply. The Network helps companies recruit, hire, and retain quality candidates at lower operational costs. LESEN Partner Agencies represent the most experienced workforce development providers on the Lower East Side and across New York City. Collectively, they serve over 10,000 job seekers and 300 businesses every year. The partners have decades of experience working with a diverse range of stakeholders, including government, public, and private entities.

Learn more about LESEN here