5. There’s a 720-Foot Art Mural Inside the Essex Street Market

Photo by Fay Wong

The mural in the Essex Street Market above the demonstration kitchen is by Aaron Meshon, an artist and children’s book author based in Brooklyn.  The work was chosen as part of an open call, with the winner chosen by curators at the Lower East Side Partnership, Community Board 3, Grand Street Settlement, Artist Alliance, Chinese-American Planning Council, and NYCEDC. The Essex Street Market posted on Instagram “We are thrilled with the clever take on our historic corner building and the detailed representations of all our vendors’ offerings.”