Showing posts with label the Con Ed plant. Show all posts
Showing posts with label the Con Ed plant. Show all posts

Friday, August 23, 2019

Con air

Photo on Avenue D featuring the Con Ed plant and the former St. Emeric ... thanks to jdx for the photo. Find more of his work on Instagram.

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Fog over

The early-morning fog as seen at the Con Ed plant, 14th Street at Avenue C...

Saturday, January 12, 2019

A fiery sunrise courtesy of the Con Ed plant

The sunrise on this cold, dry day combined with the steam from the Con Ed power plant on 14th Street and Avenue C made for some photogenic moments this morning.

Thanks to EVG reader Scott Johnson for the above photo...

Friday, November 23, 2018

Steamy Friday

EVG regular Salim shares this photo from Tompkins Square Park this morning... with the always photogenic Con Ed power plant in the background. As of this writing, it's 18 degrees, which according to the Weather Channel "feels like" 12.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

SUVs now catching on fire outside the Con Ed plant

A scene on East 14th Street at Avenue C around 4 p.m. … outside the Con Ed plant, which likely had nothing to do with this SUV fire.

Thanks to @soaperynyc for the photo!

The breaker pop heard 'round the neighborhood

[Photo from Feb. 16]

We talked with several people about the noise/bang/pop/explosion at the Con Ed power plant and subsequent flicker in the power on Saturday night... it didn't go unnoticed (as is usually the case) ...

The Villager talked with Con Ed spokesperson Sidney Alvarez to see what happened at the plant on East 14th Street and Avenue C.

“Basically, in a nutshell, we had some equipment malfunction within our facility. In a nutshell, a breaker popped — and the cause was freezing rain.”

The Fire Department responded but there was no fire, and there were no injuries, Alvarez reported.

The spokesperson didn’t disagree that East Villagers had likely heard a thunderous bang.

“I’m sure they would have heard something,” he said.

As for a white flash in the sky, he said, there was no information regarding that in an internal report he was reading from, but he didn’t deny that it could have happened.

“But there was no fire, no spark,” he noted.

Previously on EV Grieve:
East Village residents ask: WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT NOISE LAST NIGHT?

Con Ed making strides so that the East 13th Street substation doesn't explode again

Saturday, April 26, 2014

A symbol of beauty, promise .. and the Con Ed plant

The faintest of double rainbows this afternoon … over (sorta) the Con Ed plant …

Photo via EVG reader Emily…

And here's another angle via Zero Boy ...

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Con Ed Plant vs. the Polar Vortex

[Photo by Rob & Mike]

[Photo by Shawn Chittle]

[Photo by Julee Bailey]

As we exclusively reported earlier today, it was fucking cold out.

At least the frigid temps made for a photogenic Con Ed power plant at the end of East 14th Street...

Bottom three photos by Bobby Williams

Monday, March 11, 2013

[Updated] Con Ed apologizes for the 'inconvenience' of waking you up at 4:30 a.m.

Twitter lit up again early this morning (or, late last night depending on your schedule) with reports of various weird alien noises, explosions, 747s landing nearby. That kind of thing. Similar, but not as loud as in the early-morning hours of Feb. 27.

One resident did speak with Con Ed around 4:30 a.m. They were releasing steam pressure.

And they are sorry for the "inconvenience," as you can see.

From a follow-up with Con Ed: "It was not planned. Was due to equipment issue."

Previously on EV Grieve:
East Village residents ask: WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT NOISE LAST NIGHT?

Saturday, November 10, 2012


Any idea why Con Ed would have such heavily armed NYPD personnel outside the substation on East 14th Street and Avenue C....?

Photo by Bobby Williams.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Fishing by the Con Ed plant

A friend of mine likes to take his young sons fishing near the Con Ed plant off the eastern end of 14th Street. (They toss back what they catch, though he claims the fish are just fine to eat.) It's a simple pleasure, away from the TV, video games, computer, etc. So I went to check out this not-so-secret spot along the East River Sunday. (Not to fish, just to watch. Maybe another day.) There were just a few men in their late 50s/early 60s fishing this day. Not much action in the water. It didn't matter, though -- it was a relaxing way to spend some time. And before the area possibly becomes someplace that we'd rather not be.

[Updated: Told my above-mentioned friend about this post. He basically said that I'm a jackass. Uh, yes! First, he told me that I would need to obtain a "sporting license" from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to legally fish here -- or anywhere in the state that is a public body of water. Or something. OK, Mr. By the Book! Also, he said that I need a geography lesson. The area in which I was sitting isn't exactly behind the Con Ed plant. (Well, it's near it.) I was in Stuyvesant Cove, a very popular spot. Something about piling bases. Whatever! And "toss back" sounds horrible. It's catch and release, man. Landlubbers, jeez.]