Downtown Express photo by Lorenzo Ciniglio
Wheelchair-bound Carmelo Gonzalez, who lives on construction-riddled Fulton St., rolls 11 blocks almost every day to the City Hall subway station, the closest handicapped-accessible station, often with his son, Carlos Sanchez.
Report details Deutsche firefighters’ last fatal hour
By Julie Shapiro
Across the street from the smoking Deutsche Bank building, an F.D.N.Y. commander orchestrated the firefighting operations inside. He communicated by radio, his voice coming in clearly as he asked repeatedly for a roll call.
The search for Beddia and Graffagnino
Deutsche radio transmissions
Excerpts of the audio transmissions from the fatal fire at the former
Deutsche Bank building on Aug. 18, 2007, when firefighters Joseph Graffagnino, 33, and Robert Beddia, 53, were both killed. They are the missing Engine 24 firefighters referred to in the tapes. Graffagnino is the first one to be found and Beddia is the second.
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Feds charge developer with disability discrimination; others are next
By Albert Amateau
In what is likely to be the first of several federal civil lawsuits against city residential developers, the U. S. Attorney last week sued the developer of Avalon Chrystie Pl., the 361-unit residential complex just south of Houston St., contending the project discriminates against people with disabilities.
Brokers pack a punch even when the economy doesn’t
By James S. Woodman
Falling stock prices and the credit crunch have Wall Streeters like Vincent Quinones hitting the gym and the heavy bag more often.
B.M.C.C. wins $500,000 grant for emergency plans
By Sisi Wei
The piece of paper didn’t say much: “There’s a fire. You must evacuate. Start notifying your people now.”
Work finally begins around Louise Nevelson Plaza
Doctor serves up healthcare for workers in restaurants