An alarmed EV Grieve reader/Mystery Lot aficionado has noted the arrival of workers testing soil samples to monitor the water level...
Or else someone stole this truck and simply tossed it over the fence? Probably not. In any event, such exploratory drilling is required prior to the start of any construction project. The lot has sat vacant since workers demolished the shell of the old Jefferson Theater in 1999.
Builtgross Associates, a subsidiary of Milstein Properties, owns the property. Anthony Bergamo, vice chairman of executive planning for Milstein Properties, told the Local East Village back in March that they didn't expect anything to happen at this site in the near future.
Previously on EV Grieve:
An appreciation: That empty lot on 13th Street
Another view of the Mystery Lot