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August 2017 Archives

Worker Antonio Garcia Injured in Brooklyn Heights Roof Fall

Construction work is far from an easy way to make a living, but many New Yorkers risk life and limb on a daily basis to provide for their loved ones. We were reminded yet again of the dangers construction workers face when Antonio Garcia, a 41-year-old laborer, fell from the roof of a landmarked Brooklyn Heights house last week.

Mother Anne Goldman & Children Hurt in Central Park Tree Fall

On the morning of Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at around 10AM, an American elm tree suddenly fell on West Drive in Central Park near 62nd Street where Anne Monoky Goldman, a Manhattan mother, was strolling with a baby strapped to her chest and two toddlers in a double stroller.

Worker Collapsed in Hard-to-Reach Spot in West Village Building

At approximately 9 a.m. on Monday August 14th, a construction worker passed out on the upper floors of 348 W. 14th Street, as reported by the New York Daily News. the man collapsed at a hard-to-reach location within the building, where firefighters later used an FDNY tower ladder to rescue him. 

Is Union vs. Non-Union A Constructive Battle?

A new rule being pushed in New York City would grant unions a significant amount of control over non-union projects. Proponents of the measure say it would be an important step toward holding builders and property owners accountable for worker safety. Critics of the bill say it is simply a power grab by unions who have lost a sizable portion of the city's construction projects in recent years. 

Will New Bike Lanes Lead To Safer Streets?

New York City is adding bike lanes, and they will start to provide more of them every year until the city has the number they need to allegedly keep cyclists safe. This will start with 10 miles of protected lanes, and move toward that number of miles of lanes every year. The project will take years to complete because of the sheer size of the city, but it will tie in with the bike lanes that are already there and that provide current value for cyclists who commute to work, school, the store, and other city locations.