Local Groups Rally at Extell’s Cherry Street Site, Demand Zoning Changes

Groups Set to Protest Extell’s Massive Two Bridges Project Tomorrow Morning

Document Drop: Extell Shrinks Its Lower East Side Tower to 56 Stories

A First, Rather Vague Rendering Appears of Extell’s 71-Story Towers

Neighbors Meet With Extell Development About Noise at Cherry Street Site

City Issues Partial Stop Work Order at Extell’s Cherry Street Construction Site (Updated)

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.

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Extell Begins Demolition of Cherry Street Pathmark Building

Extell Files Documents For 68-Story Tower on Pathmark Site

Extell Reps Meet Local Tenants, Community Board Appearance Delayed

Community Board 3 Invites Extell to Detail Plans For Pathmark Site in April

Extell Files For Demolition of Former Cherry Street Pathmark Store

Former Pathmark site, 227 Cherry St.

Former Pathmark site, 227 Cherry St.

A few weeks ago we noted that demolition was imminent at at the former Pathmark site on Cherry Street.  Now, almost a year after the large supermarket in the Two Bridges area closed, paperwork has been filed to take down the one-story building.  Extell Development Corp., which is planning a very large residential tower (with ground floor grocery), has filed a full demolition request with the Department of Buildings.  No word yet on Extell’s specific blueprint for the site alongside the Manhattan Bridge.

Demolition Scheduled to Begin at Extell’s Pathmark Site Soon

It’s been almost a year since the Pathmark store at 227 Cherry St. closed to make way for a massive new residential tower from Gary Barnett’s Extell Development Company.  Extell has not disclosed specific plans for the site, but pre-construction work is apparently getting underway sometime soon.

Elected Officials: Barnett Agrees to Grocery Store on Former Pathmark Site (Updated)

The site of the former Pathmark store has been purchased by Gary Barnett.

The site of the former Pathmark store has been purchased by Gary Barnett.

Here’s a Friday afternoon press release from Lower East Side elected officials Sheldon Silver, Margaret Chin and Daniel Squadron:

As part of our ongoing effort to ensure that our Lower East Side neighbors have access to fresh food and other essentials, we met with the developer of the former Pathmark site at 227 Cherry Street and received a commitment that a full-service supermarket will be built as part of the project.  This is an area that is underserved when it comes to the availability of fresh and affordable food. That is why we fought plans to close the Pathmark and have been advocating for another supermarket to replace it. Extell Development Company has assured us that a food market will be built and we look forward to seeing it open. We are also advocating for a temporary market to open while construction is underway.