New York University is performing standard Local Law 11 repairs to the facade of 3-4 Washington Square Village. The project is scheduled to begin in early September and continue until summer 2024. This project will include abatement, facade restoration, and sidewalk bridging with pipe scaffolding. Sidewalk bridging and remain in place throught the duration of the project.

Work Hours

  • Work hours are Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm.
  • Night and weekend work may be required. Neighbors will be given advance notice of night or weekend work.

Current Project Update

February 23, 2024

  • Pending Department of Buildings (DOB) permits, contractors are scheduled to install sidewalk bridging along Mercer Street between West 4th and Bleeker Street as early as February 29.
  • Per the NYC Department of Buildings (DOB), a portion of Mercer Street Playground will be closed for pedestrian safety while work is underway on the east facade of building 4 Washington Square Village. A chain link fence will be erected around the southern portion of the Mercer Street Playground for pedestrian safety.
  • This work is scheduled to start the week of February 26 and will remain in place until July, weather and site conditions permitting.

Scope of Work

  • As in most Local Law 11 cases, work will be performed by contractors using swing scaffold to lower themselves down the side of the building.
  • Facade repairs will require the occasional grinding and removal of mortar and masonry. This work is done with small hand tools and will create some noise, especially while chipping the steel coating along the fire escape. A minimal amount of dust will be generated in the area immediately surrounding the work.
  • If any asbestos containing material, or ACM, is detected in the mastic that lies behind the brick facade, contractors will implement safe abatement protocols to securely dispose of it.
  • Sidewalk bridging will be installed around the perimeter of the building for pedestrian safety.  

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