A reader is looking to solve the mystery of 442 E. 13th St. between Avenue A and First Avenue. This longtime resident lives on 12th Street, and his windows look down on this small, unmarked building. He writes:
It has no signage. Years ago, it had a small sign, Electrical Motor Maintenance.
I'd like to know what goes on in there. The industrial air conditioners are noisy and are on 24/7.
20 years ago, I filed a complaint with the DEP about this building because at the time there was also a noxious smell being emitted from a chimney on the building, but the DEP found nothing.
The building is generally locked up (it's rare to see that entryway door open).
What's the deal?
I walked by and, to some surprise, found the door open...but no one was around -- which only added to the mysteriousness... Not much in the DOB either.
So what's going on here?
And here's an aerial view supplied by the reader: