Saturday, March 22, 2014
[Updated] Reminders: Avenue A closed today; RIP tree
[Photo from last weekend]
Hey, Avenue A will be closed between East Fourth Street and East Seventh Street from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and tomorrow. (Curious if the Avenue will actually be closed for all those listed hours.)
Con Ed is installing a new transformer or something at the substation between Fifth Street and Sixth Street.
The flashing signs up on the Avenue suggest that motorists use an alternate route, which is NOT through Tompkins Square Park. As for cyclists, you can ride on the sidewalk like you normally do. (OMG! Kidding! Jeez!)
On a more serious note, EVG reader Tin Can On 5th noted the removal of the last tree on Avenue A alongside the substation …
Not sure if the tree came down because of this weekend's work … or if the tree was diseased.
Updated 10:11 a.m.
One of the cranes on A is right where the tree used to be…
Previously on EV Grieve:
A reminder not to drive on Avenue A next weekend