Over the summer, two unassuming historic structures covered in metal siding along East Jefferson Street in the East Village were stripped and re-clad in new siding. Briefly their historic faces caught a glimpse of sunshine before being masked off for years to come. Simple story of preservation gone wrong and building maintenance. Not so!
A few weeks later, the newly sided buildings became blood-thirsty. The structure has ensnared a bird in its metal jaws and left its lifeless body dangling two floors above the sidewalk. Take a look at the historic facade as the building undergoes residing below.