Culture on the Cheap
From The New York Shitty Inbox: The North 11 Street Spycam!
K (who sent the above photo) writes:
Hi Miss Heather,
First off, thank you for your blog — i visit it daily and heart it SO much! I wanted to send you a pic of the toxic construction site on N11 and Bedford – specifically how precarious the sidewalk structure is. I work in a building that looks onto the site and have watched the construction/non-construction go on for what – almost a year now. In any case, a couple weeks ago I was walking on the sidewalk across from Turkey’s Nest and saw that the corner of the sidewalk had essentially fallen in. The resolution to the ‘hole’ was to just fill it up with concrete (geniuses!) and not actually consider the lack of foundation this sidewalk currently has. So, I thought – this is when I will finally make the move and take a picture of what is actually going on on the other side of the blue wall we all see on Bedford. The image is attached to this email – you will see that we are all walking on a falling wall of foundation that is being held up(?!) by metal columns…
If you’d like, I can continue to send you the slow moving construction as I have a perfect bird’s eye view.
As you can imagine, I took up K on her generous offer and I look forward to her bird’s eye view of this unfolding train wreck. In the meantime, you might want to watch where you step Williamsburgers!
P.S.: Here’s a nice big shot of this wading pool provided by another reader, Langer!