Thursday, June 3, 2010

Mowing the Mystery Lot

I can't recall having ever seen workers actually working inside the beloved Mystery Lot here on 13th Street... I always figured someone quickly -- and magically! -- cut back the weeds around 5:40 a.m. on a Sunday... And here we are in broad daylight... Anyway, I'm not sure how these fellows got inside...the main gate appeared to be locked from the outside. More mystery!



I was yelling at them to get their attention... I wanted to go inside (legally!). But, for some reason, they didn't hear me...



Meanwhile! Someone tagged the back of the billboard thing here...



When will someone hit the front?



P.S.
The blue tarp was back up the other day...




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

Another view of the Mystery Lot

5 comments:

Dan C said...

I lived on that block from 1988-1990, when the Guardian Angels were squatting there, trying to "alleviate" the crack dens and crack whores who worked the street (I think they just pushed them onto 12th St).

I also was there when that stoop collapsed, killing two little girls. For years, there was a memorial mural in that lot...long gone now, which is sad.

Goggla said...

Tidying up the place...looks like they're expecting guests...hmm.

EV Grieve said...

@ Googla. I recall it gets a mowing once or two a summer. It's still amazing this place sat vacant for so long.

EV Grieve said...

@Dan C.

Thanks for the comment. The stoop collapse happened July 1, 1988.

Goggla said...

That makes sense. It could be owned by someone far away who is just doing the minimum upkeep to keep the lot from being declared abandoned.