Thursday, October 6, 2016

Fort Totten floor fall-through

From CBS 2:

A city worker fell through the floor of a crumbling old building in Queens.

The parks employee and his crew were sent in to clean after someone else decided the structure was safe.

The inside of the old building on the grounds of Fort Totten — a former U.S. Army site — has seen better days.

It’s now dilapidated and deserted.

New York City Department of Parks and Recreation employee Cory Credell said on Monday, he was asked to go inside and clean it up after the department’s health and safety team deemed the site safe for the job, CBS2’s Valerie Castro reported exclusively Tuesday night.

Once inside — wearing a paper mask he was given to protect his face — Credell said he knew it was trouble.

Animals had made the structure their home long ago.

Credell began to sweep the floors, but the weak structure gave way and he fell through.


Anonymous said...

Is this the structure Ann Jawin is trying to unethicall wrest from the city's landmarks and Parks to use for her own ends in the guise of this "womens' center" with 20 members?

Anonymous said...

Avella pulled the Queens Design Center's ownership of 422 because the architect and engineer societies fought him or rezone, so it is crumbling from disrepeir. Gone with the Wind was filmed in that building.

JQ LLC said...

I like how the administrative supervisors gave him a mask when they should have gave him a mattress to tie around his back. Or flubber for his shoes.

Here is more taxpayer money being wasted on a settlement because of arrogant negligence from higher ups and the continuing preservation by neglect of our parks. I thought the NYPD had a patent for this sort of thing.

Anonymous said...

Where did you get than info that "Gone With The Wind" was photographed in that building?
David O Selznick, it's producer, did not set foot in NYC for filming, as far as we know.

Anonymous said...

But now it's gone with the wind anyway. LOL!

Anonymous said...

Was up with Bayside Historical and their involvement, or lack of it?