Tensions Mount as L-Train Construction Zone on 14th Street Reduces Hours

Posted on: March 19th, 2019 at 5:02 am by

The roadway of East 14th Street between Avenue B and First Avenue has been a construction zone for months, emitting plumes of dust and constant noise (and mysterious ooze). At work is an L train entrance at Avenue A, elevators on the north and south sides of 14th Street, as well as a new substation closer to Avenue B.

It was reported last week that the lengthy, 16-hour workdays are now reduced to a still untenable twelve hours (i.e. 7am – 6pm)

Meanwhile, residents living within earshot aren’t staying quiet. They’ve been chronicling the L Train project (also related to the L-Train Shutdown) along East 14th Street, and are recording almost every move. So much so, that worksite hard-hats are irked enough to respond. Often in vulgar ways.

Last week, Josephine Schoppy caught on tape several such instances.

The L train shutdown – in its latest iteration – is scheduled to commence on April 27.

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