227 Cherry Street

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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Anti-Extell Rally Planned This Morning to Oppose Gargantuan 56-Story Tower

Last modified January 18, 2017 at 11:58 pm

Chinatown and the Lower East Side are basically telling Extell to shove it. Extell chief Gary Barnett sure knows how to generate controversy. His bridge-eclipsing market-rate monolith at 250 South Street has become a lightning-rod issue among locals, who claim the resultant rush of gentrification will destroy the waterfront community. It’s a two-tower development that […]

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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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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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Extell’s 68-Story ‘Tetris Tower’ Will Have Private Bowling Alley, Swimming Pools, and Basketball Court

Last modified January 18, 2017 at 11:59 pm

There are no good vibrations or anything giving excitations down at 250 South Street. At least not for the next few years. But there is this … Some new details just came down the pike regarding the 68-story Extell phallus rising onsite. While plans for the so-called “Tetris Tower” still carry “disapproved” status by the […]

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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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Gary Barnett and Extell Reveal What We Should Expect from their Pathmark Site Development

Last modified January 19, 2017 at 12:00 am

Both tempers and temperatures dominated last night during Extell’s town hall at the Land Use subcommittee of Community Board 3. El Jefe Gary Barnett himself – with a gaggle of suits in tow – attended to reveal plans and field questions regarding his twin tower project on the former site of Pathmark. To their credit, […]

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Extell Holding Public Presentation About Its Pathmark-Killing, 68-Story Skyscraper

Last modified January 19, 2017 at 12:00 am

Exactly a month after demolition activities began, 227 Cherry Street is now nothing more than a skeleton of its former self. And while the systematic pulverization of the Pathmark wraps up, the Lower East Side community anxiously awaits the eventual force-feeding of 68 stories of upscale residential. With good reason, too. Since news first broke about […]

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6 Shots Showing the Demolition of the Cherry Street Pathmark Ahead of Extell’s 68-Story Tower [PHOTOS]

Last modified January 19, 2017 at 12:01 am

Three weeks into demolition activities, the former Pathmark building at 227 Cherry Street is more photogenic than ever. In its demise; how unfortunate. Not one to avoid snapping photos of destructoporn, we stopped by the enormous corner lot yesterday, and were welcomed by a mountain range of rubble and accompanying twisted metal. One sole security […]

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Extell Begins Demolition of Cherry Street Pathmark Ahead of 68-Story Tower

Last modified January 19, 2017 at 12:01 am

The gears are finally grinding into action down at the Extell Pathmark development site. A tipster sends in word that demolition of the decades-old supermarket began yesterday. And from the look of it, much of the northern facade is already gone. Even though permits for the dismantling had been filed back in late January, it […]

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