Thursday, July 27, 2017

Kosciuszko Bridge Demolition. The Removal of the Truss. (July 26, 2017) STILL PHOTOS.

PHOTO 1.  THE WAY IT WAS.  (2-14-13)

PHOTO 2.  RESTING ON THE BARGE SUPPORTS.AWAITING 
THE HEAVE-HO.

PHOTO 3.  CALMLY AWAITING ITS FATE.

PHOTO 4.  CAUTION. LOW BRIDGE.
PHOTO 5.  WATCH YOUR HEAD.


PHOTO 6.   PUSHING THE TRUSS BACK UP THE
NEWTOWN CREEK.

PHOTO 7.  CLEAR SAILING ON THE HORIZON.

PHOTO 8.  CONTINUING UPSTREAM.

PHOTO 9.  GETTING READY FOR THE TURNAROUND.

PHOTO 10.   ALMOST THERE.

PHOTO 11.  PREPARING ITS SWAN SONG.

PHOTO 12.   THE START OF THE GRAND FINALE.

PHOTO 13.   APPRECIATIVE SPECTATORS IN THE AUDIENCE.

PHOTO 14.  CLEARING THE FIRST NAUTICAL OBSTACLE:
THE NEW KOSCIUSZKO BRIDGE.

PHOTO 15.  A BREATHER DURING THE ONE HOUR
LUNCH  BREAK FOR WORKERS.

PHOTO 16.   HOW MANY MOTOR VEHICLES OVER
THE DECADES TRAVERSED THIS SPAN?

PHOTO 17.   HARD HATS AWAIT THE NEXT ACT.

PHOTO 18.   SIDEWALK SUPERINTENDENT COMMENTS
ON THE DRAMA.

PHOTO 19.   IT'S FATE AHEAD.  JOINING JUNK.

PHOTO 20.    MOTHER NATURE AND THE HAND OF MAN.

PHOTO 21.   REQUIESCAT IN PACE.

PHOTO 22.   APPROACHING THE SECOND NAUTICAL OBSTACLE:
THE GREENPOINT AVENUE BRIDGE.

PHOTO 23.  SITTING PLACIDLY MID-STREAM, NEWTOWN CREEK.

PHOTO 24.  SUCCESSFULLY MAKING THE
GREENPOINT AVENUE BRIDGE TRAVERSE.

PHOTO 25.   CONTINUING THE PROCESSION.

PHOTO 26.  NAUTICAL OBSTACLE NUMBER THREE:
  THE PULASKI BRIDGE.

PHOTO 27.   WAITING FOR THE PULASKI'S ALL-CLEAR CLAXON 
TO GO-AHEAD.

PHOTO 28.   ENTERING THE WATERS UNDER THE RAISED
ROADWAYS OF THE PULASKI BRIDGE.

PHOTO 29.   THE MANHATTAN SKYLINE BECKONS AS THE
JOURNEY NEARS NEWTOWN CREEK COMPLETION.

PHOTO 30.  THANK YOU FOR YEOMAN SERVICE
OVER THE DECADES.  FARE THEE WELL.

PHOTO 31.  THE "OLD" MAKES WAY FOR THE "NEW".

Kosciuszko Bridge Demolition. The Removal of the Truss. (July 26, 2017) VIDEO.

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Monday, July 24, 2017

Is This Fence Legal? Steinway Mansion Update (Sunday, July 23, 2017).


     An eight foot high chain link fence was erected eight days ago - Sunday, July 16 - on the public thoroughfare across from the Steinway Mansion on the west side of 41st Street.  This construction of  possible questionable legality narrowly just yards away from the Mansion property is located on the shoulder of the 2-way street between Berrian Boulevard to the north and 19th Avenue to the south.    The first 5 photos below (numbers 1 through 5) show archived views of the site from the immediate past without any fencing on the roadway shoulder.  The next 6 photos (numbers 6 through 11) show fence construction activity on Sunday, July 16.  The fence construction workers when asked said that the work was commissioned by the Mansion owners.  The final 8 photos (numbers 12 through 19) show the finished fencing as of today.
     Questions.   Was this fence legally constructed on non-Mansion property?  On the west side of a New York City public roadway?  And what is the purpose of this barricade?


PHOTO 1.  A NYC SANITATION TRUCK HEADS NORTH ON THE 2-WAY 41ST
 STREET CLEARING THE NARROW PUBLIC ROADWAY OF SNOW.
  NO FENCING TO THE RIGHT OF THIS VEHICLE.

PHOTO 2.   LOOKING SOUTH.  NO EXTANT FENCING ON
 THE ROADWAY'S WESTERN SHOULDER.

PHOTO 3.   DISCARDED JUNK AND WEEDY UNDERGROWTH
FOUND ON THE ROAD'S WESTERN SHOULDER.  NOTE ABSENCE OF
FENCING THEREON.

PHOTO 4.   GARBAGE STREWN SHOULDER ABSENT OF FENCING.

PHOTO 5.  41ST STREET LOOKING NORTH TOWARDS
BERRIAN BOULEVARD.  NO FENCING ON THIS PUBLIC
THOROUGHFARE'S WESTERN SIDE.

PHOTO 6.   WORK BEGINS ON SUNDAY, JULY 16, 2017, FOR THE
8-FOOT HIGH CHAIN LINK FENCE.  (COMPARE THIS VIEW WITH
PHOTO 1  FROM SIX MONTHS BEFORE.)

PHOTO 7.   POSTS AND RAILS AWAIT THE CHAIN LINKS
OF THE FENCING .

PHOTO 8.  LOOKING NORTH. THE FENCE COMPANY SUPERVISOR
 ATOP THE 41ST MANSION "RISE".

PHOTO 9.   FENCE COMPANY WORKERS.   MANSION MAIN
ENTRANCE TO THE RIGHT.   MANSION PROPERTY DOES NOT
EXTEND ACROSS TO THE WEST SIDE OF 41ST STREET.

PHOTO 10.  FENCE WORKERS.

PHOTO 11.  FENCE WORKERS.

PHOTO 12.  THE COMPLETED 8-FOOT HIGH CHAIN-
LINK FENCING.

PHOTO 13.  THE NEWLY-CONSTRUCTED FENCE ON THE
SHOULDER OF THE WEST SIDE OF THE
41ST STREET ROADWAY ACROSS FROM MANSION VICINITY.

PHOTO 14.  UP AND OVER.  DID THE MANSION OWNERS HAVE A
LEGAL RIGHT TO THIS AREA FOR "THEIR" FENCING?

PHOTO 15.  8-FOOT FENCING CONTINUES ALONG THE WESTERN
SIDE OF 41ST STREET.

PHOTO 16.   THE PRIVATE 8-FOOT HIGH FENCING
ON A NYC PUBLIC STREET.

PHOTO 17.  WHO SIGNED-OFF ON THIS?  

PHOTO 18.  NEWLY-CONSTRUCTED MANSION
WAREHOUSES SEEN AT RIGHT.

PHOTO 19.   MANSION.  FENCE.  LEGAL?