Monday, May 18, 2015
Curb your enthusiasm: New sidewalks coming to Cooper Square/3rd Avenue
The next phase of the Astor Place/Cooper Square Reconstruction starts today … with new curb and sidewalk installations for Cooper Square/Third Avenue from East Fourth Street to East Ninth Street.
So expect some better curbs for this rather curb-less stretch of Cooper Square…
Here's the ongoing reconstruction project's Anticipated Work Schedule/Activities for May-June (PDF!) from the city:
•Village Plaza: Continue assisting Con-Ed with gas main offset.
• Cooper Sq. West, from E. 4th to Astor Place: Installing new curbs/sidewalks
•Peter Cooper Triangle Park: Installing permeable pavers and bioswales.
•Third Ave, from E. 9th to E. 4th Street: Installing new curbs, sidewalks and pedestrian ramps.
•E. 4th from Bowery to Second Avenue: Utility work. Installing new catch basins and curb bump-outs.
￼•Third Avenue, from E. 4th to E. 9th Streets: Installing nine concrete center medians.
•Installation of catch basins in various locations.
The centerpiece of all this some day will be the expanded Alamo plaza...
Workers boxed up the Cube for safekeeping during the reconstruction of Astor Place this past Nov. 25.
The Plaza has been used for the annual NYCxDESIGN celebration these past few days … with some spun chairs designed by Herman Miller…
Anyway, as for when the cube will return … the city noted that the surface work for the Alamo plaza is on hold "pending MTA approval."
Previously on EV Grieve:
Five years later, Astor Place apparently ready for its 2-year reconstruction project
An updated look at the all-new Astor Place
You'll never drive on this section of Astor Place again
There goes The Alamo