A reader snapped this photo today, and says: "Walking by Nick's Uptown, I saw a car in front that said "land
surveyor" and there was someone with a neon yellow vest to the same
effect. Is that a typical thing one would expect to see?"
Land Surveyors perform various checks, among them ensuring land boundaries, documenting what might be under the earth, and making sure the legal description matches the actual property. The presence of a surveyor probably shows that Thorek, the new owner of Nick's, isn't wasting any time assessing its latest property acquisition.
We urge you not to waste any time if you'd like to see the Egyptian motif exterior of Nick's preserved. You can do any or all of four different things to request that the building receive landmark protection, which you can see here.