Like many roads and buildings during the summer months, Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood has been undergoing renovations. The site is surrounded by scaffolding and there are banging and drilling sounds emanating from within.
Like all renovations and road reconstruction, especially summer ones, and especially ones taking place in New York, there have been delays. People who were promised a good home to sleep in are instead bunking on friend’s couches. The architects are going at it with the contractors. The workers are all Czech and insist on long civilized coffee breaks. The Neighbors have a hired a lawyer to prevent work from starting too early in the day.
But progress is being made, and, not that anyone is holding their breath, we hope to be finished in time for fall, complete with a variety of new features, new maps, new ideas, to go along with the old features, the old maps, the old ideas.
Also on its way are some Brooklyn neighborhoods. This claim has been made every few months for over a year. But this time, this time…