Tuesday, April 15, 2008

The streets are alive... with the sound of jackhammers

There must be some kind of water main leak under 1st Avenue right outside my apartment, because for the second night in a row, there are construction workers outside jackhammering (is that a verb?) a giant hole in the street. They're cutting and pounding away AS I WRITE THIS, which makes it difficult, if not impossible to watch TV or enjoy life in general here. I appreciate that evening construction work is better than early morning, and I'd rather have them fixing the leak than letting it seep into the basement next door (watch out for that drainage hose across the sidewalk!). I also understand that my neighbors a block over on 2nd Avenue have it much, much worse, what with their entire street torn up with subway construction. But it's still annoying me right now, and it's my blog, so I'll write about things that annoy me if I want.

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