Photos: Cherry Street Pathmark Demolition

Photo by Dave Bolotsky.

Photo by Dave Bolotsky.

We have been watching the demolition of the former Cherry Street Pathmark building, ahead of Extell Development’s massive 68-story residential project on the Two Bridges site.  Our friend Dave Bolotsky sent along this photo showing the view from above. As you can see, the store is now just a shell of its former self.  On June 18, Extell officials are scheduled to brief Community Board 3’s land use committee on the project.  That meeting will take place at the Rutgers Community Center, 200 Madison St., at 6:30 p.m.  Buildings Department records indicate nearly 800 apartments in the new building, plus space for retail and other amenities.  Here are some more photos from the site, shot a couple of days ago.

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2 comments to Photos: Cherry Street Pathmark Demolition

  • joe swanson

    All good things must come to an end. I grew up in this neighborhood. Before Pathmark, this was a private bus depot for the old red and silver buses which would become the M9 bus when NYCMTA took it over. I got my start working security at Pathmark.

  • joe swanson

    http://metro.wikia.com/wiki/Avenue_B_%26_East_Broadway_Transit_Company
    The Avenue B & East Broadway Transit Company, Inc. was a bus operator in Manhattan.

    It was organized in 1932 to run bus routes which had been operated as streetcars by the Dry Dock, East Broadway and Battery Railroad. This was the first streetcar company to fail and for some time until 1932, ajitney operation had preceded the Avenue B company.

    The main route was originally the M8-Grand Street Crosstown route; over time the Grand Street route became secondary in importance to the company’s other route, M9-Avenue B. Only the M9 route continues to be operated; the designation M8 has been given to another route.

    Although an independent company, the company coordinated its routes with those of the Third Avenue Transit Company (ultimately Surface Transit, Inc.) and exchanged transfers with that system.

    In 1980 the company’s operation was taken over by the New York City Transit Authority. (See this listing for details of the M9 as currently operated).

    Here is a link with an actual photo of the private buses.
    http://hankstruckforum.com/htforum/index.php?topic=62021.0