NYCEDC Opens the New, State-of-the-Art Essex Market on the Lower East Side

At Triple the Size of the Former Essex Street Market, New 37K SF Facility Features 37 Merchants & Vendors

Essex Market Is the City’s First New Public Market to Open Since 1955

NEW YORK, NY—New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) today opened the new home for the Essex Market at Essex Crossing. Originally opened in 1940, NYCEDC led the relocation and revitalization of the market into a new 37,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art facility that features 37 vendors, two full-service restaurant spaces, a demonstration kitchen for cooking classes and educational programming, and more. The new space, which is triple the size of the previous location, provides the surrounding community and visitors alike with local and globally sourced fresh and affordable grocery items and prepared dishes.

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