The city thinks this wall is in danger of collapse. Does this look like a good idea?
Check out the jersey barriers placed here by the NYC Department of Transportation due to their concern over the fragile retaining wall; this was in a few years ago. However, they have no problem giving the Contractor several permits to work on the street’s sidewalk — see list here: NYC DOT Permits 102711
Oh yeah, there is a video on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7kIrD6SGv8
Finally, we should mention the potential of the early American historic wall, and its proximity to the Sholem Aleichem Buildings that are eligible for the National Register of Historic Places.