Essex Street is a north-south street on the Lower East Side of the New York City borough of Manhattan. North of Houston Street, the street becomes Avenue A, which goes north to 14th Street. South of Canal Street it becomes Rutgers Street, the southern end of which is at South Street.
Essex Street was laid out by James Delancey just before the American Revolution as the east side of a "Delancey Square" intended for a genteel ownership; Delancey returned to England as a Loyalist in 1775, and the square was developed as building lots.
Essex Street Market
The Essex Street Market is an indoor retail market that was one of a number of such facilities built in the 1930s under the administration of Mayor Fiorello La Guardia at 120 Essex Street (at the corner of Delancey Street). The markets were constructed to reduce pushcart congestion on the narrow streets of the Lower East Side of the New York City borough of Manhattan.
The Essex Street Market is operated and managed by the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC). The 15,000-square-foot (1,400 m2) market is made up of approximately 35 individual stalls that range in size from 90 to 600 square feet (8 to 60 m2).
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- "Essex Street Market". New York City Economic Development Corporation. Retrieved 2009-09-05.
- Litvak, Ed (2013-10-10). "Essex Street Market Bagels: Davidovich Bakery’s Grand Opening Today". The Lo-Down. Retrieved 1 January 2014.
- Media related to Essex Street at Wikimedia Commons
- New York Songlines: Avenue A with Essex Street, a virtual walking tour.
- Essex Street storefronts - photographs of storefronts on Essex St.
- Essex Street Market
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