Showing posts with label Con Ed substation. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Con Ed substation. Show all posts

Sunday, February 18, 2024

Marking the 16th day that Sophie's has been blocked by oil tankers for Con Ed work

Today marks the 16th day that Con Ed has parked these loud, smelly oil-processing rigs on Fifth Street at Avenue A... belching a pungent smell into the immediate area and completely blocking the front of Sophie's, the longtime bar at 507 E. Fifth St. (and the reason EVG started)...
A bartender said the trucks are "killing" their business.

Saturday, February 10, 2024

Saturday's opening shots

Day 8 of Sophie's being obscured by these oil-processing trucks on Fifth Street just east of Avenue A... part of the never-ending transformer work at the Con Ed substation along Avenue A between Fifth Street and Sixth Street. 

The sidewalk also remains closed on the north side of the street (just past Sophie's at No. 507). Con Ed security hires helpfully tell pedestrians to walk in the street.
And Sophie's opens at 3 p.m. daily.

Sunday, January 7, 2024

Photos from new transformer day at the Con Ed substation on Avenue A

Photos and reporting by Stacie Joy 

Yesterday saw the arrival of a new transformer at the Con Ed substation on Avenue A at Fifth Street... the second new one for the facility in the past year

The crews from Con Ed and Bay Crane worked quickly (and efficiently, TBH) to install the 180,000-pound transformer ahead of Winter Storm Ember, which ultimately brought snow flurries and season-appropriate Instagram posts.
The operation included the placement of the new transformer's radiator and cooling tank...
... and here's everything in place and waiting for the hookup...
And based on the street signage on Fifth Street and Avenue B, we look to be in for some more crane work next weekend... (and do they mean Jan. 12 and 13?)...

Saturday, January 6, 2024

Bay Crane watch 2024 underway at the Con Ed substation on Avenue A

Con Ed and Bay Crane (and likely others — Five Boroughs Flagging Corp.?) are teaming up today to deliver a new transformer (see photo below) at the Con Ed substation on Avenue A between Fifth Street and Sixth Street...
(And no — EVG's Stacie Joy is NOT inside the transformer for photos!) 

Con Ed has been prepping (oh, have they ever) for months for this moment. 

Traffic will likely be stopped along the Avenue between Fourth Street and Sixth Street for part of the transformer liftoff and placement ...
Well-placed sources tell us that the majority of the Bay Craning will take place on the Fifth Street side of the substation...
You can relive last year's transformer delivery right here.

Sunday, November 12, 2023

Sunday's opening shots

Transformer (the power-grid type) fans are lining Avenue A today to watch the removal of an old (?) transformer at the Fifth Street side of the Con Ed substation... this piece is something with fans...
As noted, the new transformer is set to arrive for placement the weekend after Thanksgiving.