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First Glimpse of the ‘Adult Tree House’ at Extell’s One Manhattan Square

Posted February 3, 2020 at 5:08 am

The outdoor amenities long-promised for Extell’s so-called vertical village of One Manhattan Square are finally in focus. The pedestal on which the 815-foot skyscraper sits also boasts what marketing materials refer to as an “urban oasis.” Designed by landscape architects West 8, the 45,000 square-foot backyard is apparently “inspired by the squares and parks of […]

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Safety Lapses and Homeless in the Hallways of Extell’s Cherry Street ‘Affordable’ Complex

Posted January 31, 2020 at 5:07 am

It’s a tale of two towers down at Extell’s waterfront properties. While big real estate often focuses on the greatness of One Manhattan Square – even as it arguably fails – the “affordable” development next door at 227 Cherry Street suffers from apparent security issues. We received an alarming email from a tenant who describes […]

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Cherry Street Hockey Rink Resurfaced with Turf Field

Posted November 12, 2019 at 5:04 am

Street hockey players in the city, but the Lower East Side especially, are now short-handed. The ever-reliable Tanahey Playground rink on Cherry Street is officially gone. The city removed the rotting boards and benches last week, and completed carpeting the concrete with AstroTurf. As first reported last summer, the space was repurposed to accommodate organized […]

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Report: Legionnaires’ Outbreak Hits Two Bridges Complex

Posted August 7, 2019 at 5:09 am

Two residents of a condo complex on the Lower East Side waterfront were sickened by Legionnaires’ disease within the last year, prompting the Health Department to inspect the water systems at the building, officials confirmed yesterday. The outbreak occurred at the Two Bridges Condominium Complex (215, 253, 255 Clinton Street; 291, 305, 307, 309, 311 Cherry Street; […]

Tanahey Hockey Rink on Cherry Street to be Removed and Replaced with Turf

Posted July 8, 2019 at 5:00 am

Parks along the Lower East Side coastline are now receiving upgrades due to the city’s billion-dollar resiliency project that will close East River Park for at least 3.5 years. The additional cash injection of $28 million includes a variety of improvements, including turf fields, updated courts and jungle gyms, and planting of roughly 1,000 new […]

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Cops Fatally Shoot Knife-Wielding Man in Extell Tower on Cherry Street

Last modified February 11, 2019 at 4:15 pm

Two police officers shot and killed a 32-year-old knife-wielding man while responding to a domestic dispute on the Lower East Side waterfront Friday morning. It all went down at Extell’s recently-completed, thirteen-story affordable housing complex on Cherry Street. According to multiple news reports, police received a 911 call from 227 Cherry Street at about 7am […]

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Worker at Extell’s Affordable Tower Badly Burned in Electrical Accident

Posted October 17, 2018 at 5:00 am

It was a case of shock and burn down at the Extell project site on Cherry Street. A construction worker was electrocuted early yesterday during a work accident 227 Cherry Street, the developer’s so-called affordable tower. The man reportedly sustained second-degree burns about the arms, neck, and head, but was conscious when paramedics arrived. He was later […]

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Two Bridges ‘Final Stand’ Against Wall of Glass on the Waterfront

Posted October 15, 2018 at 5:04 am

While Pickle Day seduced the mainstream on Orchard Street yesterday afternoon (i.e. tourists), the mood was much less happy-go-lucky down in Two Bridges. Full sour, indeed. Dozens gathered in a show of solidarity for a so-called “final stand” against the addition of four more supertall towers along the Lower East Side waterfront. Timing of the […]

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Move-ins Begin at Extell’s 13-Story Affordable Tower Next Month

Posted July 10, 2018 at 5:00 am

One of Extell’s two waterfront properties on the Lower East Side is just about ready for occupancy. Move-ins are slated to begin next month for residents of the Dattner Architects-designed, thirteen-story affordable building. It’s been a long time coming. Seen by many as a so-called “poor-door” development given the comparative scope and amenities to One […]

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Is the Knickerbocker Village Gallery Show a Trojan Horse for Potential Co-op Conversion? [Updated]

Last modified May 22, 2018 at 10:52 am

When it comes to real estate speculation in low-income areas, a gallery show is oftentimes a Trojan Horse. Making things look pretty and appealing for prospective suitors. Especially in gentrifying neighborhoods like the Lower East Side or the South Bronx, where a distasteful “Bronx is Burning” party was held last year that exploited stereotypical tropes […]

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