Photographer ironmaven718 [http://instagram.com/p/pWoWJFCYrV/] spotted this awesome little guy on 12th Street — anyone know the story behind him? Seen anything surprising in the neighborhood lately? If you take any local photos, share them with us! Add them to our Flickr [http://www.flickr.com/groups/southslope] group,
Wondering how long the sewer main repairs at 12th Street and 5th Avenue are going to drag on? According to a construction permit search [http://a841-dotweb01.nyc.gov/permit/permit/web_permits/PermitSearchForm.asp] on the Department of Transportation’s website, the majority of the work is slated to end
12th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenue) remains closed to traffic this week as emergency sewer repairs continue. No official word as to when the work will be completed, but a construction permit on the DOT website lists September 11 [http://a841-dotweb01.nyc.gov/permit/permit/web_permits/PermitSearchForm.asp]
The New York Public Library has a fantastic shot [http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47db-a118-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99] of 5th Avenue and 12th Street, which they say was taken in 1941. A dairy and grocery operated out of the spot where Commonwealth [http://commonwealthbar.com/] now sits, and the mid-block building that is
An official from the NYC Department of Environmental Protection [http://www.nyc.gov/html/dep/html/home/home.shtml] tells us that an old sewer pipe is to blame for Wednesday afternoon’s cave-in on 12th Street [/blog/news/sinkhole-opens-up-on-12th-street] between 4th and 5th Ave. The 30″ pipe, which the
We bring tidings of good news on this beautiful Monday morning. The construction [/blog/transportation/no-parking-on-5th-avenue-between-12th-and-13th-streets-again] on 5th Avenue between 12th and 13th Streets ended Friday afternoon and you are free to park your vehicle along the block. Just watch out for those meters!