Monday, September 24, 2018
Protection for pedestrians arrives at 75 1st Ave.
It appears that workers will be ready to kick the tires and light the fires again at 75 First Ave., where the site of an incoming condoplex has been dormant since January.
This past Friday, a crew finished erecting a more substantial sidewalk bridge here between Fourth Street and Fifth Street...
On Jan. 12, the city served up a full stop work order on the site. The DOB complaint noted "no protection for pedestrians."
Here's what the construction looked like at the time of the stop work order...
Sales had already commenced here in August 2017 for the 8-floor, 22-unit condoplex. The four units on the market are asking between $1.79 million and $2.25 million.
The foundation work dates back to October 2016.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Developer: A shorter building in the works now for 75 First Avenue
High-rise for 75 First Avenue back in play
Long-stalled First Avenue site now has a brand-new rendering
Report: Long-dormant 1st Avenue development site changes hands
Plywood report and the future of 75 1st Ave. (Spoiler: condos)
Sales underway for Rite Aid-adjacent condoplex on 1st Avenue
Posted by Grieve at 4:30 AM
Labels: 75 First Ave., 75 First Avenue
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We live in a constant state of construction. We are assaulted by construction noise, heavy truck and bus noise, sirens, dogs barking, car stereos (blaring music so loud it us clearly done to annoy everyone within a quarter mile radios), motorcycles with their tailpipe's cut off so they sound like a bomb going off. There is no peace
WHAT?! I CAN'T HEAR YOU, DONNIE... YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE TO POST LOUDER. THERE'S JUST TOO MUCH...
The amount of construction and scaffolding in the area right now is incredible. I play a game where I try to walk a block without encountering any and it's impossible.
The Taxi and Limousine commission accepts complaints against honking Taxi and Car Service drivers (Uber, Lyft). You write down their license plate (or take a picture) and report it online. The drivers pay fines. This is a violation the police is not enforcing but the TLC is taking very seriously.
You can use the 311 app or the NYC.gov website:
There's also the Reported app:
I feel sorry for the people who are in contract on this building who have hundreds of thousands tied up with the sponsor.
I don't think there is as much construction now as there was in the 1890s.
"Construction in the 1890s"? You mean the 1890s where the construction crews worked reasonable hours because they didn't have electricity to continue working when it was dark, when Saturdays or Sundays were reserved for religious observances, when work was done by hand without the benefit of giant cranes, earth movers, jackhammers, when buildings were built of bricks and didn't need to have foundations pile-driven for hours and days on end, sometimes making other buildings in the vicinity crack and destabilize? Those 1890s?
Yes, I avoid this street at all costs. I have never seen such shoddy work or lack of awareness for the safety of pedestrians or bikers. Don't forget--there was a tree that was "beheaded" until the trunk was replaced with a new tree. I hope that one survives.
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