Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Mystery lot singing the blues?

All sorts of new developments here in the vacant lot (or mystery lot, as Curbed calls this space) between 14th Street and 13th Street east of Third Avenue... Aside from some colorful new tags, there's a mysterious blue tarp hanging on the 14th Street fence...





Your guesses are welcome as to what the blue tarp is for...

Previously on EV Grieve:
An appreciation: That empty lot on 13th Street

Another view of the Mystery Lot

10 comments:

pinhead said...

Christo's first East Village showing?

EV Grieve said...

Ha! Good one, Pinhead!

dianeb said...

In another month or so that lot will be overflowing with ripe, red wild strawberries. Maybe the berries on that end of the lot are shy and wanted some privacy while they ripen? :)

esquared said...

the smurfs camping out here while they're filming, since even they can't afford the rent or a hotel room in the ev

EV Grieve said...

AH, of course, Esquared! That makes sense... I didn't see any Smurfs while walking by here... they must have still been sleeping off the hijinks from the night before...

Jon said...

Kind of annoying, I really loved the view across the block through that fence.

Larry Slade said...

Actually Esquared was close. That is a blue screen for the Smurf chroma-key special effects shots. That's where all the magic happens folks!

blueglass said...

the lot is west of third avenue. between second and third. and while the strawberries are beautiful there is rat poison put on that lot and other unknown objects/items.
woudn't it be nice if we could feel safe eating "street food"?

WB said...

One possibility is the graffiti writers themselves. They could have put a tarp up for cover. That one piece is blue... Maybe the Smurfs took to writing graffiti after last weekend's bender?

Anonymous said...

The tarp was down (still there, but down) this morning.

I'm not sure it means anything. A year or two ago a plastic fence was put up behind the chain-link fence. It was eventually taken down and as far as I can tell nothing had happened.

I like that lot. It looks just awful when they put stuff up to block the view.