But lest you think they're tearing down the brightly colored market, this just in (post it and they will come!):
THIS UPDATE FROM A TRUSTED INSIDER:
The roof on Caton Market has been leaking for some time. The funds for repairs come from Eugene. The work was scheduled to begin originally in late 2012, but kept getting pushed back. It began in June, and is scheduled to last much of the summer. The tents are meant to provide temporary spaces for the displaced vendors. The funds for the tents also come via Eugene.*
Then of course there's the White Whale to my inner Ahab - the tree pit next to the alley on Flatbush, behind the Great Whale of a Building at 225 Parkside. This pit is the pits, and every time we clean it up it goes right back. Someone's leaving their personal garbage here, which leads to a massive trashy pig pile. That someone's the first on Q's crumb list, last on his crumb list, and every crumb in between! For shame!
*The Eugene referred to here is Councilman Mathieu Eugene, not Levy, Debs or O'Neil as you might have supposed.