It’s been just about a week since the first set of residents started moving into Extell’s luxe East Village rental now dubbed “East Village’s Greatest Building,” or EVGB. Curbed had a chance to tour the cushy rental earlier this week as Extell puts the finishing touches on its development.
The project is comprised of three distinct structures. The first two are connected and have a main entrance at 510 East 14th Street. The structure at the rear of this building will also have an entrance on East 13th Street. The third structure is located further toward Avenue B, at 520 East 14th Street, and will open sometime later this year.
Curbed’s tour was focused on the largest structure at 510 East 14th Street, and as part of the tour we got to see some of the building’s model apartments and its plethora of amenities.
Apartments at EVGB are offered in two distinct finishes—light and dark—but what they do share in common are the condo-like appliance packages and home fixtures. The kitchens here have a host of Miele appliances and wood-paneled cabinetry, including a wood-paneled refrigerator that blends in perfectly with the cabinets. The bathrooms have Porcelanosa tile, Waterworks nickel fittings, and large medicine cabinets.
Aside from that, the apartments have tall ceilings heights that go anywhere from just over nine feet to 11 feet, large windows, hardwood floors, a Bosch washer/dryer in each unit, and outdoor space. In fact, of the building’s 110 market-rate apartments (EVGB also has 50 affordable rentals), 52 have outdoor space that can either be a private backyard, a balcony, or a terrace. An added perk with these apartments is that each one comes with an Alexa home interface that’s already synched up with the building to setup chores like dry-cleaning.
As for the amenities, most of them are located on the lower level of the building. Residents in the rental at 520 East 14th Street will also be able to use them once that building opens. Amenities at EVGB include a saltwater lap pool, a steam room, a two-level fitness center, a spacious residents lounge that has a bar and a kitchen, and a children’s playroom. There’s also a 24-hour attended lobby and concierge on the ground floor.
Up top, there’s a sprawling 19,000 square foot landscaped roof deck that has sweeping views of the city. And while it was still getting some finishing touches as Curbed toured the building, there’s space set up for grilling stations, fire pits, gardens for residents to plant in, an outdoor workout area, and outdoor showers among other features.
EVGB will also be home to the East Village’s first Target, which is slated to open at the end of July. Target however is just one of the retail tenants—the building has a total of 57,000 square feet of retail space on offer—and Extell hasn’t yet publicly shared details about the other tenants.
Many more residents are expected to move in in the coming months, Elysa Goldman, a vice president of development at Extell informed Curbed on the tour. On StreetEasy, a handful of apartments are available and range in price from $3,836 to $12,510/month.