Up on Bank Street, we are just barely surviving almost 3 months of having all the front stoops jackhammered to bits, torn out into heaps of debris, rebuilt with wood frames nailed together on the spot, and replaced with poured concrete (ending up, oddly enough, just as ugly as before). Mind you, the work (and noise) has been starting every morning at 7:00 am…and our front gardens have been flattened to scraped dirt (but that’s progress: for the longest time, they had been completely filled with 6-foot-high heaps of concrete rubble, wood scraps, and trash).
Although the stoop onslaught is still continuing, I just noticed that we’re suddenly ALSO having (without any mgt office notice, as per usual):
- all the front doors being torn apart, glass bashed in, torn out, and replaced (also ending up, oddly enough, just as ugly as before)
- sidewalks being jackhammered up and replaced (what, was there a sale on concrete?!)
- roofs being replaced (the only truly necessary project — should’ve been done years ago!)
You simply cannot believe the noise level and the amount of construction debris, heavy machinery, gas fumes, and debris. Half of the sidewalk is cordoned off, and part of the street is cordoned off too (where the bulldozer and generator sleep at night…before they wake up and start screaming at 7:00 am). Really, it’s a complete disaster!!! I don’t think we can take much more!
I must ask: why is all of this happening simultaneously? What is up? — Why is Bank Street the center of the construction universe? Why are we being punished in some strange hell filled with construction debris? Please, someone’s got to give us a break with this!
I beg you, will someone please come up and see what things are like up here? I promise, you’ll be shocked!
WTF on Bank Street