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Extell's East Village rental, home to neighborhood's first Target, tops out

The seven-story buildings come with a total of 150 apartments

Photos courtesy of EV Grieve

When we checked in with Extell’s two-building rental project on East 14th Street last summer, it was basically a hole in the ground. Less than a year later, both buildings, located between Avenues A and B, have now topped out, and are clad in their red and grey brick facade.

EV Grieve recently stopped by at the construction site located at 500-524 East 14th Street. Together these two seven-story buildings will bring a total of 150 apartments to the East Village—106 apartments are located in the larger, wider building, and 44 are located in the smaller one.

A massive Target spanning 27,000 square feet will open at the base of 500 East 14th Street next year, and Trader Joe’s is rumored to be in negotiations to take over the other retail space that’s part of this project.

Extell filed plans for the rental development back in April 2014. By August that year the developer had demolished a series of one-story buildings on that block to make room for their rental. By September last year, the structures were two stories above ground, and now they’re getting closer to the finish line. Extell’s project is just one of many transforming the once-gritty intersection of East 14th Street and Avenue A.