Because there just wasn't room in yesterday's installment of Rumblings and Bumblings to get to all recent reader queries about development around town, we hereby present a second batch. Your helpful answers, as ever, in the comments. Merci.
1) Lower East Side: The saga of the Essex Street Market grinds on, with this reader query: "I walked by Essex Market Building D yesterday and they're building something interesting inside. Looks like mini ski-slopes. Or perhaps seating for a theater. Wooden frames fill the whole room. This article indicates that it's possibly an extension of the food market in Building C. But doesn't look that way. Not building stalls—it's a giant slope. Any thoughts on what's up?" NB this is the building just below Delancey Street. Perhaps dreams like these are being realized?
2) Harlem: "I noticed a couple of workers carrying bags of cement into that burned out apartment building on the North-East corner of Morningside Ave and 122. They had a stack of lumber and other materials outside as well. Any idea what's going on there? It's been a long time since anything was happening with that building."
3) Upper West Side: "What happened over on West End Avenue and 86th Street? For about a year there was a building down as a consequence of a partial building collapse I think on WEA between 85 and 86th Streets. Next thing I know, the building next to it on the corner of 86 and WEA is razed. Was there structural damage as a result of the first building going down? Or is there some sort of diabolical plan in the works for something really incongruous?"
4) Clinton: "Does anyone know what is going on at 19 West 56th, the old American Cancer Society HQ? Looks like they sold the site a while ago, but I’ve seen construction activity lately, and I can’t find anything out about it."