Manhattan, NY Delancey Street Associates (comprises BFC Partners, L+M Development Partners, Taconic Partners, the Prusik Group, and the Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group) unveiled One Essex Crossing, the newest addition to the Essex Crossing community located on the Lower East Side. Essex Crossing is one of the most significant urban renewal developments in the history of the city and, when complete, will include nine sites across six acres.
One Essex Crossing, designed inside and out by acclaimed architecture firm CetraRuddy, is a 14-story condominium building that spans a full city block between Broome and Delancey Sts. and features light-filled residences with skyline views, shared and private outdoor space, and indoor/outdoor amenities.
Residents of One Essex Crossing enter the building on Broome Street and traverse a glass-enclosed bridge that features direct sightlines to the historic Essex Market and new Market Line retail below. Designed as a series of architectural experiences, the entry features a marble ‘runway’ that guides residents through the bridge and into the tranquil lobby.
“One Essex Crossing’s connection to The Market Line, visible through the glass, soundproof bridge in the residential entry, is one of the most exciting aspects of the building,” explained Colleen Wenke, chief development officer for Taconic Partners, who is leading the development of One Essex Crossing. “The dynamic and functional experience that the building affords residents has truly elevated the concept of vertical living in New York City.”
“We were inspired by the rich architectural language of the existing fabric of the historic Lower East Side and the next chapter of its artistic, cultural and forward-thinking community,” said Nancy Ruddy, founding principal of CetraRuddy. “The three-dimensional layering of brick, terracotta and glass weaves texture into the facade, harmonizing with the neighborhood while paying homage to the past and the present.”
Built around an elevated 9,000 s/f amenity garden, the residential portion of One Essex Crossing is set back atop a podium. As a result, its 83 residences and amenity spaces are filled with natural light and city skyline views. 30% of residences feature private outdoor space and range in size from 518 s/f studios to 2,187 s/f three bedrooms, as well as a variety of penthouses.
Residences feature fumed wide-plank European White Oak flooring throughout and custom kitchens designed with innovative storage and display shelving, tabac oak and taupe glossy lacquer cabinetry with polished nickel fittings, honed Dolomiti marble countertops and backsplashes, and Miele appliances. Calacatta Lincoln marble lines radiant heated floors, walls, and countertops in the master bathrooms accented by polished nickel fixtures and fittings. Secondary baths feature Bianco Carrera marble tile floors and walls.
Private residential amenities on the 6th floor include a 9,000 s/f landscaped garden terrace with city views offering a high proportion of outdoor space for each resident along with an outdoor fitness area. Two glass-enclosed amenity peninsulas, overlooking the garden, house The Fitness Studio with a separate yoga room and The Sun Room, a residents’ lounge with spaces for working and relaxation. An imaginative playroom also offers an additional engaging space.
Situated in the Lower East Side, a culinary and cultural hub for New York City, One Essex Crossing residents will enjoy proximity to the flourishing retail, dining, the International Center for Photography, entertainment, and office and co-working spaces. Access to the B, D, and F, J, M, and Z trains enables residents to quickly travel uptown, to Brooklyn, and to connect to PATH trains to New Jersey, while direct access to the Williamsburg Bridge and the FDR Drive allows for quick travel by car.
Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group is handling sales for One Essex Crossing.