Now, here comes another theory via EV Grieve reader BodegaMan:
I've been speculating that the building on sixth is owned by Joey Slotnick.
I saw him on the stoop there once when it was still standing, and he's business partners with Schwimmer in a theater company in Chicago. So maybe they use the same manager or something. I see him around the neighborhood regularly.
First, we had to look up Joey Slotnick. Oh, yes — we recognize him. (The fellow on the left up there.)
And yes, according to IMDB, he is an ensemble member of Chicago's Lookingglass Theatre Company along with fellow member David Schwimmer ... and someone spotted him drinking at the 12th Street Ale House ... and...
OK, a little flimsy, perhaps?
Meanwhile. Next theory!
Oh, also... a commenter on Friday's Schwimmer post said that the DOB slapped a Stop Work Order dated from Wednesday on the pit. We meant to walk by... but per the DOB site (in ALL CAPS!) ...
CALLER STATES THE EXCAVATION WORK AT THE LOCATION IS UNDERMINING THE ADJACENT PROPERTY AT 329 6 ST CAUSING IT TO SHAKE
Previously on EV Grieve:
Is David Schwimmer the 'Friends' star who now owns the demolished 331 E. Sixth St. townhouse?
Outrage over total demolition of historic East Sixth Street townhouse