From Handel Architects:
180 Broome Street sits at the Manhattan entrance to the Williamsburg Bridge, anchoring the connection between the historic Lower East Side of Manhattan and Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood. The building includes a 19-story residential tower rising above a 5-story commercial podium that occupies a full New York City block. The tower includes 263 residential apartments with 121 of the units designated as affordable. The base of the building, at 75 feet in height, transitions the scale of the tower and connects it to the 60- to 80-foot residential buildings of the Lower East Side.
180 Broome is part of Essex Crossing, a new 1.65-million-square-foot development that includes market and affordable housing, senior affordable housing, a 15,000 sq. ft. urban park, a new and expanded Essex Street Market, community facilities, a rooftop urban farm, 280,000 sq. ft. of office space and a diverse mix of retail components. The Market Line - a natural light-filled concourse spanning the cellar level of three sites, including 180 Broome - will be home to some of New York City’s most diverse small businesses and will be composed of small to medium-sized vendor stalls.