The Bay Crane team is out in force this morning for what we understand will be the installation of a new transformer at the Con Ed substation on Avenue A between Fifth Street and Sixth Street.
Posted signage last weekend tipped us off to this event ... though with some cliffhanging — maybe it will happen March 4-5... or maybe March 11-12! ("We don't really know!" didn't fit on the sign.)
The sign leaves out some vital info... like Avenue A is closed through traffic from Fourth Street to Seventh Street. (Perhaps that was optional to include, given the 47 flatbed trucks and various cranes parked along A.)
The transformer work here, often 17 workers directing a beeping forklift, started as we welcomed 2023 ...
A convoy of these huge cranes is now parked on 14th St. & 1st Ave.
Definitely not some you can pick up at the local home depot
I find these red and white trucks and cranes to be wonderful. I used to play with such as miniatures on tiny dirt roads I sculpted as a tiny boy. The imaginings in my mind were ever so stimulating as are these huge ones today.
Note that the M14A is being diverted and won't stop at the E. Houston or E. 5th St. stops. It's probably obvious at 5th St., but the E. Houston St. stop isn't posted at all.
I’m a member of a community garden in the neighborhood and I have a collection of old school Tonka trucks that I bust out for the members kids!! Nothing beats playing in the dirt with Trucks when you’re a kid!!!
Can't wait for this event ! A once in a life time !
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