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Rumblings & Bumblings: Gas and Tolls

[It's that time of the week again, when Curbed readers ask and answer each other's questions about development doings around town. Email more questions, comments, or luscious digital photos to drop a note in the comments below. Answers sanitized for your protection on Thursday.]

1) East Village: "A very large lot has been cleared some time ago on East 13th Street (some of it stretching to 14th Street) between 2nd and 3rd Avenues. Recently, some trailers that appear to be temporary developer headquarters have pulled up along the 13th Street side of the lot. What is being built here? Anyone know?" [Earlier speculation was that this was related to a Toll Bros project. Anybody confirm or deny? -ed.]
2) Chelsea: Weekly Chelsea clusterfuck (non-gas edition): a) "As if there wasn't enough construction occurring on west 22nd street (between 6th and 7th), it is now looking like a new project is getting read to start. After a slow start and some delays, the Soma building (south side of the street, close to 6th) is rapidly nearing completion. Across the street the excavation of the plot is gaining momentum and today they have the street opened up to lay pipes. And lastly and most recently, scaffolding has gone up in front of the 6 or so buildings which have been vacated recently. The plot is massive so I'm guessing a new condo project will be coming to the street. Can anybody confirm this?
b) "Additionally, excavation has started in the parking lot on the north side of 21st street, close to 6th. If anybody has any info on this project, please post."
3) Harlem: "does anyone know what's happening with the former women's jail at the corner of w. 121st street and mt. morris park west in harlem? renovations have been going on for several months, and i can assume that someone is turning it into luxury condos or co-ops. but you never know...."
4) Chelsea: Weekly Chelsea clusterfuck (gas edition): a) "I was wondering if anyone knew what was going into the space at 34th and 10th Ave, where the gas station used to be? I live up the street, and we've all been thinking we're next." [[Second time's a charm on this one, we can feel it. -ed]
b) "So I noticed this morning that they're finally tearing down the last remnants of the old Exxon gas station/Dunkin' Donuts at 23rd and 10th Ave (see earlier demo above). I've read that they're building another residential condo/retail building, but do you guys have any details/designs/drawings?" [We had this one tagged as a Boymelgreen. Whose got more? -ed.]