Culture on the Cheap
From The New York Shitty Inbox: Blood?
So today I awoke to many sirens and word that a scaffolding had collapsed down the street (on Meserole & Manhattan), and that a worker had fallen. On my way back from getting coffee just now, at the rumored location of the fall, I happened upon the attached…
P.S.: Here’s a rundown of what happened from a gentleman named Colin:
I was just out for a walk and happened upon a big hubbub at the corner of Meserole and Manhattan. Looks like the scaffold at the building on the southeast corner (which I believe had previously been slapped with an order to vacate) collapsed, and a construction worker fell four or five stories. I didn’t want to pry or rubberneck, so I’ve got no further information, but I thought that this was a neighborhood happening of considerable import. Whoever it was that fell, I really hope they’re alright. Looks like it was a long way down.
UPDATE, May 12, 2010: the address of the building in question is 760-764 Manhattan Avenue. 760 gets a clean bill of health per the Department of Buildings. When one examines 762-764 Manhattan Avenue (AKA: 106 Meserole Avenue) it gets much more interesting:
So let me get this straight: not only was this sidewalk shed not up to standard, but it was erected without a permit. Someone had to die in order for this to be discovered?!?
Here’s the final grotesque. Taken by yours truly today while riding the B43 bus: