Monday, May 9, 2016
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)