Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Far Rockaway houses are a do-over


From NBC:

Two luxury houses under construction in Queens collapsed on Tuesday, with witnesses suggesting wind gusts from a raging Nor'easter could be to blame.

The houses were in the 700 block of Jarvis Ave in the Far Rockaway section. The FDNY tweeted that all searches were negative for injuries and the situation was under control.

Twisted metal framing and snapped wood gave testament to just how strong the wind was, with gusts of more than 40 MPH striking parts of the tri-state.

A neighbor told News 4 New York that the houses had been under construction for more than a year.

8 comments:

(sarc) said...

Foreign labor???

JQ LLC said...

Noticeable in the background, public housing. Luxury housing in Far Rockaway? That's a good way to drive up the AMI.

Cheap materials?

Anonymous said...

Scab Labor?

Anonymous said...

That's what happens when you try to put a house up within one week. In bayside here, I see houses that are finished being built within 2 weeks and have someone living in it already and I wonder if we have a HUGE type of storm if those supposed 1 million dollar houses will actually be left standing.

Anonymous said...

Cheap Chinese materials and labor.

Dee Travelz said...

Non union labor....

Anonymous said...

Union labor and 4-hour days. Figures.

Anonymous said...

>it's because they used cheap non-union labor!
>it's because they used lazy union labor!

Either way we lose.