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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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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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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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