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Has This Chelsea Scaffolding Just Been Waiting for Halloween?

Our Scaffolding Nightmare Investigative Patrol of Persistent Youngsters (SNIPPY), otherwise known as Curbed interns, is combing the streets to bring light to the darkest underbellies of unsightly construction equipment. Got a scaffolding nightmare that needs investigating? Drop us a line at

Reader Report: "The scaffolding around the Starrett-Lehigh building, especially on 11th ave has been there forever. It's scary."

S.N.I.P.P.Y. Sez: We headed over to Eleventh Avenue to analyze this potential scaffolding nightmare. And, to our surprise, we discovered this might be the one time of year when a perpetual scaffolding setup can just be itself without standing out too much.
The scaffolding roof paneling was all-black, appropriate for the fast-approaching All Hallows Eve.

Along 27th street we were surprised to spot an empty Step-and-Repeat for an NYC haunted house attraction called Bloody Manor. Is the scaffolding just another haunted prop? Spooky.

Is this scaffolding "New York City's Premier Haunted Attraction" also? Perhaps!

But it's not all terror and haunting. There was more than just the standard Port-O-Potty at this particular scaffolding site. Feast your eyes on this luxurious double-wide:

On the Nightmare index this gets a 2/5 because even though it's creepy, it's also festive and in the spirit of the season.

?S.N.I.P.P.Y. field investigation conducted by Zoe Katleman