Delancey Sidewalk Collapse Finally Fixed After 3 Years of Waiting
We had to wipe the allergy-induced crust from our eyes to make sure we were seeing properly. As would you, if passing the southeast corner of Delancey and Essex Streets.
Yes, the plywood perimeter first constructed in January 2011 is finally a thing of the past. Fresh sidewalk was poured last week outside the Olympic Restaurant. The enclosure was installed, you’ll recall, after a delivery-truck-induced sidewalk collapse, which resulted in a damaged subway vault roof. The problem ultimately took three years and $766k to remedy, likely spurred by SPURA redevelopment (i.e. the Essex Crossing Project). During that time, the fenced-in area quickly became a depository (nay, graveyard) for empty vodka bottles.
Below is a little gallery showing the spot these last few years: