Last week, workers installed three AC units adjacent to the incoming 7-Eleven at 500 E. 11th St. (aka 170 Avenue A). A tipster sent in the above photo to show the apparently really annoying new units.
The No 7-Eleven blog first reported on this development Friday.
We'll go there for more:
Between 500 and 502 East 11th Street there is a narrow alley originally created to allow air circulation between the two buildings which were built sometime in the late 1800s/early 1900s. 7-Eleven has dug down into the alley and installed cement pillars and i-beams to hold three massive AC units which go off at 15 minute intervals.
Writes a neighbor:
“The units make a loud “WHOOSHING” noise every 15 minutes and since all the bedrooms are located off the alley, there has not been much sleeping going on in either building. The units are also blocking light and part of a window on the first floor of 502 East 11th Street.”
The city has investigated the complaints from neighbors and issued a Partial Stop Work Order.
As the No 7-Eleven blog noted: "Thank heaven!"
Work on this space is now in the 12th month.
The latest from the 7-Eleven franchise site — updated Sept. 3 — shows that the store has a September 2-013 opening date.