Saturday, June 20, 2015
[Photo of 442. E. 13th St. from June 6]
As you may know, the directionally named luxury condos Thirteen East + West are in the works at 436 and 442 E. 13th St. between Avenue A and First Avenue.
An EVG reader notes that there is activity of late at No. 442, where there's an Area 51-looking scene unfolding on the rooftop of the former mystery garage… turns out there are posted notices for asbestos removal here…
Per the reader: "Neighbors on East 13th as well as on East 12th are warned to perhaps keep their windows closed during this tear-down procedure."
No. 442 was previously home to the mysterious Electrical Motor Maintenance, which never seemed to be in operation. Still, for years, the rooftop boasted several venting units that were alway purring away, protected with an anti-crime lighting system. What were they protecting?
Previously on EV Grieve:
Tracking the coming changes to East 13th Street between Avenue A and 1st Avenue
A look at the new luxury condos coming soon to East 13th Street
The mystery of 442 E. 13th St.