Saturday, June 20, 2015

Maybe keep your windows closed over here for awhile

[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.


Anonymous said...

Cooper Square is doing the same roof asbestos abatement starting in July at 222 East 13th street (the future home of the Bea Arthur residence). I guess East 13th street will be a toxic mess for a while.

Anonymous said...

Wow. This is really dangerous for anyone in the vicinity, even beyond 12th and 13th Streets. If the neighbors don't see the works sealing the entire building off so particles can't escape, get on the phone to 311.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the notice. How else would I have known

Jill said...

Maybe. Perhaps. Possibly.

Anonymous said...

Hello out there, Elected Officials?!

Anonymous said...

Have any of the neighbors contacted the Department of Environmental Protection? I would think...hope...this kind of work would have to be done with some precautions taken and I would think...hope...the landlord would have to reach out to everyone in the vicinity to notify them of said work prior to it beginning?