Turtle Bay is just one neighborhood under siege by foreign real-estate moguls building artless, tacky buildings with Chinese money to sell to Europeans, Chinese, Russians and Middle Easterners - the only ones, with the exception of Michael Bloomberg, who can still afford to buy in Manhattan.
Yes, kids, the Russians and Chinese are coming - but they're coming with checkbooks, not bombs - even though the effect is the same: destruction of neighborhoods by big-bucks bullies.
RUINED LIVES? JUST COLLATERAL DAMAGE TO CITY
I'm sick with worry because they don't use union workers. I've complained about the weekend construction, the after-hours construction, the scaffold that leaks into puddles the size of wading pools. And that's just one building.
Almost every single block on Second Avenue between 53rd and 46th has a monster high-rise either under construction or shuttered because of the crane accident. It's like living in Fallujah.