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Get Ready for Another Supertall Tower Beside Extell on the LES Waterfront

Last modified January 18, 2017 at 11:43 pm

The old Pathmark site down on the waterfront is becoming a heated zone of gold rush activity. It’s not just the 80-story Extell tower rising here, but the drama surrounding the adjacent “pharmacy” lot. The Little Cherry might mature, after all. Roy Schoenberg (pka Little Cherry LLC) previously partnered with Two Bridges Neighborhood Council and […]

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The Treehouse, Turkish Baths, and Other Bonkers Amenities for Extell’s 80-Story ‘Vertical Village’ on South Street

Last modified January 18, 2017 at 11:48 pm

​Here it is. The official 44-page marketing brochure for Extell’s gargantuan One Manhattan Square on the Lower East Side is now in the wild. Released by JLL Residential, in fact, to entice foreign buyers. The controversial 80-story eyesore rising from the banks of the East River is essentially an upscale country club catering to the […]

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Extell’s 80-Story Tower is Causing Cherry Street to Sink, Worrying Neighbors

Last modified January 18, 2017 at 11:57 pm

250 South Street – an exercise in greed and ego on the Lower East Side waterfront – continues to worry the community. First it was the pounding of piles and the resultant tremors, then the cracking walls in nearby apartments, and even a collapsed perimeter sidewalk. Now it’s a sinking roadway. Yup. The gradual dip […]

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Here’s a First Look at Extell’s Bonkers 250 South Street Tower, Which Dwarfs the Manhattan Bridge

Last modified January 18, 2017 at 11:57 pm

It’s a full court press by Extell across the city skyline, from One57 to the 1WTC-eclipsing Nordstrom Tower. A pissing contest for domination. Closer to home, however, neighbors continue to contend with the two-tower blight at 250 South Street. Incessant earth-moving and pile driving. We’ve seen the exterior renderings of the mega-phallus. Now, via YIMBY, […]

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Extell Planning to Reduce Height of 250 South Street Tower to 56 Stories

Last modified January 18, 2017 at 11:58 pm

Here comes the chop. In a possible consolation to the waterfront community, it appears that Extell chief Gary Barnett had a sudden change of heart regarding the market rate monolith at 250 South Street. Talk about unexpected. With the first few steel pylons still fresh in the ground, the developers filed paperwork with the Department […]

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Extell Reveals Rendering of 71-Story South Street Tower, More than Twice the Height of the Manhattan Bridge

Last modified January 18, 2017 at 11:58 pm

Extell finally complied with Department of Buildings policy, and installed this rendering of its massive 71-story phallus at 250 South Street (it’s down one level from 72). It’s fairly generic, but definitely gives you an idea of the size we’re dealing with here. At roughly 800 feet tall, this sun-eclipsing tower completely dwarfs everything in […]

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Pile Driving Efforts for Extell’s 72-Story Tower at 250 South Street in Full Swing; Neighbors Worried About Noise

Last modified January 18, 2017 at 11:58 pm

The Extell Development Company is knee-deep in the pile driving phase of its monstrous two-tower development at 250 South Street (Sauron and Saruman?). It’s the beginning of what promises to to be years of riverside construction. Ever since materials and equipment were mobilized to the Pathmark-killing project site, the earthquake-style rumbling from pylon installation has been constant. […]

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Two Bridges ‘NeighborFood’ Grocery Guide Launches on Digital Platforms

Posted December 22, 2014 at 5:30 am

With Pathmark deep in the rearview mirror and a grocery replacement on Cherry Street in the distant future, the Two Bridges Neighborhood Council continues its valiant efforts to ensure residents retain access to affordable food options. Pathmark was a dump, but one that offered a significant convenience factor to the mass of humanity in the immediate […]

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The Lower East Side has a ‘Poor Door’ of Its Own with Extell’s 13-Story Affordable-Only Tower

Last modified January 18, 2017 at 11:59 pm

Separate but equal is not equal – the rally cry voiced during the civil rights movement – is also very much applicable to what’s happening down at Extell’s 250 South Street (aka 227 Cherry) project site. As previously noted, this gargantuan beast is essentially the Lower East Side iteration of the much-maligned “poor door,” a […]

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It’ll Be a Minute Before Extell Breaks Ground on Its 68-story Tower

Last modified January 18, 2017 at 11:59 pm

The Extell Development Company filed additional permits for its new 68-story tower on the ruins of the Cherry Street Pathmark. Most of the new paperwork is for excavation and foundation work, yet not all has been approved by the DOB just yet. So, in the meantime, the only real updates are that perimeter lighting was […]

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