Two days ago, a woman was almost killed by a ten pound steel chisel that got hurled through a fourth floor window by construction of the 91st Street Marine Transfer Station in Yorkviille in upper Manhattan.
Today, by coincidence, a judge dismissed two lawsuits seeking to stop the other deaths that will occur if the garbage site gets built and becomes operational.
This vastly insensitive Bloomberg project is opposite public housing and adjacent to a playing field used by 34,000 city kids a year. Were it not for “grandfathering” (a garbage site was built here in the ’30s when it was an industrial area), it would be illegal.
It is shocking to see the supposedly progressive de Blasio regressing to the past to make legal something that contravenes all modern health and safety regulations.
Read Matthew Chapman’s full blog, Steel One Day, Irony the Next, on HuffingtonPost.com