Mayor Bloomberg did a Q-and-A at the Roosevelt Hotel on Sunday. He talked about the criminal investigation into Friday’s fatal crane collapse; though, as he noted (check out the exchange just after the four-minute mark!), it falls well outside his jurisdiction.
Video courtesy of The Observer‘s Azi Paybarah. Read More
The Daily News and The Times over the weekend ran stories about Mayor Bloomberg’s responsibility regarding the Friday crane collapse on the Upper East Side that killed two people. (Brownstoner has analysis on the stories here.) Fairly or not, some blamed the mayor for the collapse, the second fatal Read More
“We’re like refugees," said Chris Ryan, 28, one of an estimated few hundred residents forced to evacuate seven Upper East Side buildings this morning following the collapse of a crane that killed at least two people.
Mr. Ryan, temporarily wallet-less, lives at 1748 First Avenue, between 90th and 91st streets. But this afternoon he Read More
Governor Paterson and Mayor Bloomberg spoke at a hastily organized press conference scheduled for 11:15 a.m. at the site of this morning’s crane collapse on the Upper East Side.
This morning, a crane at the site of the Azure condop development at First Avenue and 91st Street tumbled onto the building across Read More
For many Turtle Bay residents, the fatal crane collapse at 303 East 51st Street on March 15 was more than just an accident that should have been prevented: It was three years of frenzied residential development come home to roost.
A New York Post column published the morning after began, “Katherine Hepburn must Read More
The number of reported crane-related accidents at New York City construction sites rose from 19 in 2006 to 29 in 2007, and crane related injuries increased from three to nine, according to a Daily News investigation published today.
Based on the amount of incidents in the first quarter of this year and Read More
A seventh body was recovered at the site of Saturday’s crane collapse, the AP reported this afternoon.
All of the casualties from the 19-story crane’s collapse on Saturday were construction workers at the site, except for one woman visiting a friend in a nearby townhouse to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. The NYPD released Read More