Reporting by Stacie Joy
In recent weeks, workers have been doing some prep work at the Con Ed substation on Avenue A between Fifth Street and Sixth Street... work that includes 24/7 security on the scene, moving cones and barriers here and there.
As of yesterday, the first of the Bay Cranes arrived ... now the work is getting serious. (Emphasis ours.)
As per workers on the scene, this is a two-week process. First, they will remove and disassemble the old transformer on the Fifth Street side — starting today. This will take a while. (Editorializing.) Then, slated for the weekend after Thanksgiving, the new transformer will go in and provide an Instagram-worthy photo extravaganza. (Try to get a window seat at Sophie's or Somtum Der!)
This is the second transformer replacement at the substation this year... the previous job was a five-month-long project.
Updated 7:37 a.m.