In Brooklyn, waterfront condos are being built in Sheepshead Bay and Plumb Beach. The problem is, in the case of a fire, they may become death traps.
Fire fears over new Sheepshead Bay condos
That's ok, keep building! Don't you know that the NYC economy is counting on this revenue? People become expendable in a city where developers have more rights than taxpaying residents do.
Photo is of the John J. Harvey, a historic and endangered former fireboat. (Photo from preservenys.org)