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Site Unseen

In contrast to many mega-developments across the city, Essex Crossing is knit into the Lower East Side across nine sites, with a range of services and amenities being built in three phases that are expected to be complete in 2024. Join Katie Archer, Essex Crossing’s  Director of Community Relations, for this sunset tour and exploration of unseen sites. The tour will include a sneak peek at the next phase of development and current amenities including The Essex’s private 26th floor deck and Project Eat’s Rooftop Farm.

50 years in the making, the area bounded by Clinton, Delancey, Essex, and Grand Streets—formally known as the Seward Park Urban Renewal Area (SPURA)—has sprouted into the much anticipated Essex Crossing mixed-use development.

This December, Van Alen Institute brings together the planners, designers, and community organizations that have been reshaping the Lower East Side, and ask what lessons we should take with us as New York crosses into a new decade.

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