EV Grieve reader Elliot noted that some prep work has begun. For instance, the M21 stop on the northeast corner of Avenue A and Houston has been moved to the middle of the cab stand on First Street and Houston. "Really not a good place for a bus stop," he said. Indeed.
"Not looking forward to having the street all torn up like it's been further west on Houston for so long, but I guess it will be nice when it's done..."
The Lo-Down had a report last week on just what's happening here:
A sweeping reconstruction of Houston from the Bowery to the East River. In the second phase of a project that began on the West Side, the city will rebuild the entire street, including sewer lines, sidewalks and the roadway itself. They will also install new greenways and bike lanes. The work will begin in a few weeks and continue for three years. Expect lane closures, street closures and a lot of noise and dust. The Department of Design and Construction said they were committed to working with residents to minimize the inconveniences. They’re even installing "Rodent Control Stations."