In the News: Construction Worker Fell to His Death

••• “A worker fell to his death at a construction site [at 161 Maiden Lane] near South Street Seaport Thursday morning.” —DNAinfo

••• “Christopher Marte was still waiting this week for the results of the Sept. 12 primary election in the First City Council District to be certified—but he indicated that he is, in fact, on the verge of conceding the race to Margaret Chin.” —Downtown Express

••• “A student from Stuyvesant High School, whose name has not been released, fell from the Esplanade into the Hudson River on Wednesday, around 1:00 pm, and was not aided by emergency responders for almost 20 minutes, according to witnesses. [… And a bystander noted] ‘that there is no way out of the water, once you’re in. There are no ladders or stairs that would allow somebody to get back up to the Esplanade. That also means that there’s no safe way to get down into the water, to help somebody. And there is no safety equipment, like life preservers, that can be thrown into the water to help somebody.'” One more good reason not to stand on the railing! —Broadsheet

••• “A memorial photography display commemorating the 16th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks was snatched from the World Trade Center subway station after a 9/11 conspiracy theorist insulted and threatened the artwork, according to police.” —DNAinfo

••• “The city will install 50 new rapid charging hubs for electric cars across the five boroughs by 2020, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday. Hubs with at least four, and up to 20, charging stations will be peppered across the city as part of a $10 million investment that aims to make electric cars a more accessible option for New Yorkers, the mayor said.” Two are in Manhattan—one way uptown, and one near the Williamsburg Bridge. —DNAinfo

••• Daytonian on Manhattan sifts through the history of 380 Broadway. Unfortunately, the post doesn’t explain the strange fenestration on the south façade. But did you know that the building used to be twice as large? That’s it at far right in the print below, by Thomas Bonar, from the collection of the Museum of the City of New York.

380 Broadway by Daytonian in Manhattan


1 Comment

  1. Re 380 Broadway’s White Street Facade:

    The LPC designation report states, “The marble White Street facade, patched in some places, is divided into five sections by quoins. The end and center sections continue the design of the Broadway facade. The other two sections contain fewer windows with molded surrounds and keystones.”

    If you compare the present day photo to the 1912 photo posted by Daytonian, you will see that in 1912 the five sections were easy to distinguish and that some windows were added after 1912 to what LPC calls the “other two sections.”