A couple of pieces of news today about the Essex Crossing development that’s rising above the Lower East Side as we speak. Three new vendors have been announced for the relocated Essex Street Market, and an affordable housing lottery launched today for 98 units in the same building.
The vendors set to join Essex Street Market when it relocates to 115 Delancey Street next year are Chinatown Ice Cream Factory, a local favorite whose wasabi, durian, and pandan flavors draw lines out the door on Bayard Street; Essex Shambles, an offshoot of uptown boutique butcher Harlem Shambles; and Zerza, a fast-casual offshoot of the same-named East Village Moroccan spot that will serve “whole-food, plant-based ingredients and organically sourced meats with Moroccan spices and Mediterranean extra virgin olive oils,” according to a press release form the NYC Economic Development Corporation.
They’ll join the 27 current vendors when the market moves to 115 Delancey in the fall of 2018. As previously reported, that 26-story building, will also include a 14-screen Regal Cinema Theater, office space, 97 market-rate units, and 98 affordable units.
Today, the city launched a lottery for those affordable units, which will start at just $519 a month. They’re open to households earning between 40 percent and 165 percent of area median income, with half of the apartments going to residents of the Community Board 3 area. Studio rents range between $519 per month for individuals who make $19,680 to $26,720, and $1,967 per month for individuals who make $69,326 to $110,220. Three-bedrooms range from $775 to $3,424, depending on income level and household size.
All of that and you get a lobby attendant– and easy access to wasabi ice cream. You may have to pay extra for perks like the fitness and yoga rooms, bicycle storage, and terraces. If you’re feeling lucky, you can apply here.