Friday, May 21, 2010

Here's your mystery block of concrete

Earlier today, EV Grieve reader Carl Bentsen mentioned a mysterious block of concrete that, uh, mysteriously appeared on Second Street and Avenue A... and he has now sent along a photo....



Any guesses?

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

They are sometimes called Roman Stones and I have seen temporary street lighting attached to them. They also anchor other things, so maybe it's meant to anchor something -

TM said...

Hmm, I was just reading that there is a piano installation going up around the city, and that the pianos are going to be tied down by '90 lb cinder blocks'

Could this be one of the locations?

Anonymous said...

A number of L/A/N/G/U/A/G/E poets live nearby. Perhaps they are branching out to Concrete Poetry? Or, perhaps, it's a concrete poetry incursion on the L/A/N/G/U/A/G/E poets? The Stone is very close, right? Hmmmm, maybe it's a L/A/N/G/U/A/G/E poet's concrete expression of something Stone related?

Or, maybe it's one of those concrete boxes the city uses for small underground water valves? They just put a large one in De Colores Garden.

Oh, it's hard to tell. Plumbing? Poetry? Who knows?

Elise said...

Who knows but I'm sure some frightened tourist will call in the bomb squad.

Lisa said...

Or some young drunk will fall over it tonight and then sue the city for hundreds of millions of dollars.

Anonymous said...

Sign of the times: It's not tagged.

Doll said...

Courtney Love?

Anonymous said...

Well, you know no one is living in it, or else it would have a wire going to a street lamp access box.