Worker Injured at W’burg Whole Foods Construction Site [Updated]

Rendering of the new 240 Bedford Avenue. (Brownstoner)

There was some discrepancy over what caused an accident at the Williamsburg construction site of a future Whole Foods.

A worker at the construction site, at 238 Bedford Avenue, plummeted around 11:30 yesterday morning, according to a spokesperson with the New York City Fire Department, which responded to a call reporting the incident. The construction worker was transported to Bellevue Hospital Center and remains there in serious, but stable condition, the FDNY spokesperson said. Read More


Elevator That Killed Young & Rubicam Executive Had Dodgy Safety Protocols, City Confirms

Elevator victim Suzanne Hart (courtesy of Facebook)

The city Department of Buildings and the Department of Investigation announced the findings today from their investigation into the deadly 2011 elevator accident at 285 Madison Avenue that killed Young & Rubicam executive Suzanne Hart in rather horrific fashion, and both agencies confirmed that maintenance workers failed to repair the elevator up to city safety standards days prior to the incident. Read More