NEW YORK CITY — Delancey Street Associates has opened The Essex, a 98-unit, 26-story luxury apartment building on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. The Essex is the tallest building in the nine-site Essex Crossing project being developed by Delancey Street Associates. The ground floor of the building will include a 14-screen Regal Cinemas, the Essex Street Market and The Market Line, an expansive, bazaar-like marketplace. Essex Crossing comprises 1.9 million square feet of residential, commercial, and community space. Located at 125 Delancey St., The Essex consists of a mix of studios to three-bedroom apartments, starting at $4,295. Amenities at the property include a rooftop terrace, attended lobby concierge, a social lounge with billiards, a library lounge, private meeting room, children’s playroom and a fitness center. Handel Architects designed the building.