Essex Crossing Street Market


For over 75 years, Essex Street Market has been providing the Lower East Side with fresh, quality, and affordable food as a mission-driven public market with a defined civic purpose: Essex Street Market supports small business and encourages entrepreneurship; it sustains cultural traditions and strengthens communities through curated events and programming. 28 diverse merchants make up the current Market’s vendor community, ranging from greengrocers, butchers, and fishmongers to prepared foods for enjoyment on-site and specialty items like locally-sourced cheese and Moroccan olive oil.
In the fall of 2018, all 28 vendors will move to a new building directly across Delancey Street to a new facility.

The new Essex Street Market, which will be located on the ground floor of Essex Crossing’s Site 2, will act as a conduit for visitors of the Marketline, a three-block long underground marketplace. Although Essex Street Market is moving locations, the Market -- which will remain open in its current location at 120 Essex Street until the move -- will continue to be owned and operated by the City of New York, making it the city’s largest public retail market.
The new Essex Street Market will serve as the cornerstone of Essex Crossing, with a prime location on the southeast corner of Essex and Delancey Streets, and capacity for an additional 11 vendors, plus 2 new restaurants – increasing the Market’s footprint from 15,000 to over 36,000 square feet.

This new space will also include a fully outfitted demonstration kitchen, allowing for an expanded calendar of events, many of which will be free and open to the public.

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Spanning three city blocks and connected via substreet tunnels, The Market Line will be one of the world’s greatest markets boasting 60 foot ceilings that welcome natural light to an underground landscape.

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