Oh, lordy, that headline is a little dramatic.
Still, the Mystery Lot here between 14th Street and 13th Street east of Third Avenue won't be with us for too much longer... As you know, the space will become an 82-unit, eight-story development some day. The work permits, which are still pending city approval, say that the space will include 86,409 square feet for residential and 5,275 square feet for retail. (According to the DOB, inspectors disapproved the plans again on Tuesday.)
Anyway, all this will soon be as lifeless as any other generic apartment housing complex in, say, Murray Hill... the rocks, weeds and graffiti will give way to glassy luxury.
Before it's all a cinderblock prison with $3,800 studios, we're taking photos whenever we can... like these three shots from the past week...
And we'd like you to be part of this too... If you see something interesting along here, then please take a photo and send it our way... when the trucks, dumpsters and bendy things arrive in good time, we'll have a post sharing everyone's Mystery Lot shots... You can send them via the EV Grieve email
A few examples of Mystery Lot shots from the EVG Archives ...
James and Karla Murray]