Right next to the pedestrian walkway entrance for the Williamsburg Bridge, Essex Crossing is already reinventing Manhattan’s Lower East Side. The nine-building development will cost over one billion dollars and create nearly two million square feet across a six-acre area, and the aerial scope of construction is now expanding well beyond the initial first new two structures.
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The Nexus Development cluster in the Lower East Side will soon have company. Permits for 167 Chrystie Street by the Arava Group have revealed a sixteen-story residential building that will separate Nexus’ rising 165 Chrystie Street from 173 Chrystie Street and the demolished 171 Chrystie Street.
Construction has officially wrapped at 275 South Street, in Manhattan, following a full-scale renovation of the aging residential building. The project is one of the most recent properties to debut in “Two Bridges,” a neighborhood nestled at the southern end of the Lower East Side that has witnessed a remarkable uptick in high-rise developments including Extell’s One Manhattan Square and 259 Clinton Street, designed by Perkins Eastman.
Permits have been pre-filed for a six-story mixed-use building at 14 Clinton Street on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. The site is right by the major East Houston commercial thoroughfare, and seven blocks away from the Essex Street subway station, serviced by the F, J, M, and Z trains. Andres Hogg of Hogg Holdings is listed as responsible for the development.
The NYC Ferry system has announced two expanded routes which will now include the Lower East Side, Manhattan, and The Bronx. The expanded service arrives as a joint initiative with The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and Hornblower, a private cruise and charter company that operates NYC’s ferry network.