Monday, May 9, 2016

More shade arrives for Cooper Square

Another sign of progress today in the ongoing Astor Place/Cooper Square Reconstruction Project... workers started planting new trees around the plaza area of Cooper Square as the above photo via EVG reader Mona W. shows.

As for when Astor Place's more famous tenant, the Alamo, will return... we now hear late May/early June. Workers packed up and carted off The Alamo for the duration of the reconstruction back on Nov. 25, 2014.

Here's a link to a weekly bulletin (PDF), noting what's happening this week.

The anticipated project completion date is now summer 2016, according to the reconstruction newsletter (PDF here).

Previously on EV Grieve:
The Alamo returns to Astor Place this Halloween

Five years later, Astor Place apparently ready for its 2-year reconstruction project

This is what it might be like living inside the Alamo on Astor Place

RIP Tony Rosenthal, the sculptor who created the Astor Place cube

The Alamo has been away from Astor Place for 1 year now

The all-new Astor Place is coming along (for real)



Do the trees have their liquor license yet?

nygrump said...

I can't wait for the locks to be installed on the gates.

cmarrtyy said...

There is still too much open space. It's going to turn into a bike and skateboard playground. Fix it!

Anonymous said...

This was a 3-month job turned into a two-year job. Nothing like union labor milking the city.

Anonymous said...

I predict dead sticks by August.

Anonymous said...

As someone who had to pay about $10K each for some fairly mature trees to be installed in a house 100 miles from here, those are some expensive trees, and someone better take care of them.

Anonymous said...

MY GOD WILL THIS NEVER END??! Aside from the massive inconvenience and insane extra expense, I can't believe they haven't killed anyone yet because they have almost done so many times. If it's not one of their trucks nearly hitting you, they also randomly change street directions without any sign, like 3rd Ave at Cooper Union where they turned one lane going one way into two lanes going opposite directions overnight and also the other side of Cooper Union also. You can't do that to people, dayum!