Thursday, October 22, 2015

Familiar names on the list of the city's most demo-happy developers

[View of 500 E. 14th Street in June via an EVG reader]

From The Real Deal today:

Gary Barnett’s Extell Development filed a whopping 18 demolition permits between Jan. 1, 2014 and Sept. 30, 2015, twice as many as the next most prolific filer, Icon Realty Management, according to an analysis of Department of Buildings filings for Manhattan projects by The Real Deal.

Around here, Extell demolished a row of single-level businesses (Blarney Cove, Bargain Bazaar, ABC Animal Hospital, who moved to 200 Avenue A, etc.) on East 14th Street between Avenue A and Avenue B to make way for two 7-floor retail-residential buildings.

As for Icon, we can't recall them demolishing anything, just adding on to existing buildings and helping close several small businesses with rent increases (Allied Hardware, Alex Shoe Repair, Dusty Buttons, Cafe Pick Me Up...)


Anonymous said...

Has the 14th Street slurry wall collapsed yet? Has anyone informed the sucker renters the L train is packed ten times over before it gets to 1st Avenue from Brooklyn? Or given them sunscreen to protect their skin from the Con Ed plant explosions?!?!?!?! Huh?!

Anonymous said...

Pllllllease somebody work to get this last chunk of old Manhattan declared an historic area!!! When it's gone - it's GONE. Why on earth is anybody allowed to raze buildings??? There is no reason but profit. This is an amazing piece of the earth. It's just as important as the Taj Mahal, Mt. Fuji, etc. And it's going dowwwwn.

Anonymous said...

What a revoltin' development this is

Anonymous said...

when there are just a bunch of anonyMOUSES complaining NOTHING IS GONNA HAPPEN eek eeek meh meh