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Extell’s cushy East Village building arrives, renting from $3,695/month

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The building will welcome its first residents by April

Binyan Studios

Extell’s first foray into the East Village has been in the works for more than five years, with construction on the development, on 14th Street between Avenues A and B, kicking off in earnest back in 2014. But in keeping with Extell’s MO of shrouding its projects in an air of mystery until the last minute, details about the development have come out in dribs and drabs—it’s a rental, it’ll have a Target, and it has 50 affordable units.

But as of today, the shroud is lifted: Extell confirms that leasing for the development, dubbed EVGB (that stands for “East Village’s Greatest Building”—yes, really—as EV Grieve pointed out recently), is now underway. Its 110 market-rate rentals, which range from “lofts” (essentially, big studios) to three-bedrooms, will begin at a whopping $3,695/month. (The affordable units, in contrast, start at just over $1,100 for a studio.)

The full website just launched, and lists five available units; they range from a $3,695/month studio to a $12,425/month three-bedroom.

IF Studio

The building is designed by Beyer Blinder Belle, who kept things contextual: The facade features different shades of brick, with the goal of creating the illusion of “several individual buildings linked as one,” per a spokesperson. McGinley Design, which also worked with Extell on its Hell’s Kitchen rental at 555 Tenth Avenue, is behind the interiors. (And similar to that development, residents at EVGB can choose a “light” or “dark” palette for their apartments—fancy.) Floorplans will be large, and apartments will come with all the high-end perks you’d expect—washer/dryers, swanky kitchens, walk-in closets, and balconies on most units.

McGinley Design
Binyan Studios

And since this is Extell, the building’s amenities are predictably over-the-top: The perks include an indoor saltwater pool, a bi-level fitness center, a children’s playroom; and an expansive roof deck with bocce, a wet bar, fire pits, and more. Residents are expected to start moving in by April.

The building will also be home to a 27,000-square-foot Target, replacing a commercial stretch that once counted Pete’s-a-Place Pizza, the Blarney Cove, and Canal Jewelry among its storefronts.