Friday, May 30, 2014
Oh boy were we faked out back on April 23 … when, after six-plus years, workers began taking down the sidewalk bridge outside 32 and 34 St. Mark's Place.
But! A chunk of the bridge/scaffolding remained up outside No. 34.
Until Wednesday night, when crews returned …
And it was a job that stretched into yesterday morning…
And by late afternoon! Sidewalk! Oh sidewalk!
And Khyber Pass!
According to the DOB, the city issued the permit for the sidewalk bridge in February 2008. As far as anyone can recall, no work had ever been done on the buildings at 32 or 34 St. Mark's Place between Second Avenue and Third Avenue during this time.
Previously on EV Grieve:
St. Mark's sidewalk shed celebrates fourth anniversary
Happy 5th Birthday to the sidewalk shed of St. Mark's Place!
Miracle on St. Mark's! Sidewalk bridge comes down 6-plus years later!