The ongoing dewatering process at Ben Shaoul's incoming retail-residential complex between East Sixth Street and East Seventh Street continues to make people believe there is a fire in the construction pit.
A neighbor of the property at 98-100 Avenue A noted that the FDNY arrived en masse around 7 after a report of smoke at the site.
There was a hand-drawn sign on the plywood (like seen here earlier in the month) …
...but it has been painted over.
There's also a smaller sign that reads:
"We are currently performing dewatering on this construction site. This is condensation (water vapor) coming up through the pipes. There is no fire, no smoke, and no reason for alarm."
Previously on EV Grieve:
Rest assured, there isn't a fire in the hole at 98-100 Avenue A