Extell Residents in Cherry Street Tower Bark Foul Over Abundance of Dogs Despite No Pet Policy
Residents of Extell’s “affordable tower” at 227 Cherry Street are barking foul over the proliferation of pitbulls, despite the no-pet policy.
We are told by current tenants that leases contain a strict stipulation prohibiting pets in apartments, and that management (Wavecrest) seems deaf and/or slow to act about the apparent violations. By some estimates, there are approximately 50 to 75 dogs now living at 227 Cherry Street, many of which are pitbulls. Some have allegedly attacked.
“There have been instances where dogs have lunged at my children as the elevator full of pitbulls opened up,” one concerned neighbor tells us. “In fact, several days ago I left my apartment and as I’m heading towards the elevator an unleashed/unmuzzled pitbull steps off the elevator and is running directly towards me.”
“The building smells like dog urine and my family and I constantly have to do the olympic long jump over puddles in the hallways almost on a daily basis.”
Meanwhile, the presence of dogs and excrement appears yet another example of how compound-mate One Manhattan Square is on a golden pedestal while its sibling remains the neglected child. Let’s not also forget the problems with vagrants in the lobby and hallways.
“[Extell has] made it very clear that even though 227 Cherry is on the same compound as One Manhattan Square, we are considered the poor door and we don’t deserve the same amenities, comfort, safety or even the same respect as our neighboring tax beneficiary building.”