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Essex Street Market Open on Sundays for Month of December

New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) today announced that in response to ongoing requests from Market vendors and shoppers, Essex Street Market will be open from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Sundays for the Month of December. Essex Street Market is a City-owned property managed by NYCEDC.

“Essex Street Market’s revitalization is emblematic of the revitalization occurring throughout the Lower East Side,” said Seth W. Pinsky, NYCEDC President. “The market’s ongoing success is attributable to the hard-working vendors who make it a destination for foodies and locals alike. We are excited that the Market will now accommodate Sunday shoppers – and just in time for the busy Holiday season.”

In addition to the new hours of operations, Essex Street Market will be featuring special activities each Sunday that include holiday cooking demonstrations, food tasting from vendors and live music by The MetropoliTones, the Ed Polcer Swingtet with Judy Kurtz and photos with Mrs. Claus.

Council Member Alan Gerson said, “Opening the Essex Market on Sunday will be a great boon to all of the businesses in the area.”

"The addition of Sunday hours in December for Essex Market shoppers and vendors is a welcome announcement for the Lower Manhattan community,” said Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver “Particularly during this holiday shopping season, the food sellers, artists and craftspeople who work at this market will be a benefit to our the Downtown economy. I thank the New York City Economic Development Corporation for their leadership extending shopping days at this important Lower Manhattan institution."

Participating vendors include Cuchifritos Art Gallery, Essex Farm Fruits & Vegetables, Essex Farm Groceries, Essex Restaurant, Formaggio Essex, JCC Electronics, Jeffrey’s Meats, La Tiendita, Rainbo’s AND…, Rainbo’s Fish, Roni-Sue’s Chocolates, Saxelby Cheesemongers, Three Brothers Clothing, and Tra La La Juice Bar.

Essex Street Market is located at 120 Essex Street at Delancey Street. Additional information can be found at

New York City Economic Development Corporation is the City’s primary vehicle for promoting economic growth in each of the five boroughs. NYCEDC’s mission is to stimulate growth through expansion and redevelopment programs that encourage investment, generate prosperity and strengthen the City’s competitive position. NYCEDC serves as an advocate to the business community by building relationships with companies that allow them to take advantage of New York City’s many opportunities.


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