[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...)