Lobby of 143 West 69 Street, New York, NY 10023
Attached is a photo taken this morning of renovations being performed in the lobby of 143 West 69 Street (after having an abrupt stop to all work close to 2 weeks ago).
Those of you who live at Building #143 will notice the following:
1. Work table is to the left of the lobby as you exit the elevator, not to the right, which is where the workers who replaced the windows placed a large 8 x 4 plank which obstructed our view of the doors and which led to my accident of December 2, 2014.
2. Orange Safety Cones have been placed around the work area .... reducing the possibility of any tenant having another accident.
This does not mean we know for certain if these workers are properly licensed. It does not mean that possible lead and/or asbestos is air-borne creating a health hazard.
However, it does mean that, for the time being, at least, no one else will trip, fall and injure themselves while this work is being done in the lobby.
We have to advocate that our Landlord ALWAYS HAVE THEIR WORKERS USE ORANGE SAFETY CONES when work -- both minor or large is being performed in the public areas of any and all buildings owned/managed by the Cornfelds.
At 2020 Broadway, for example, one tenant had an accident because there was NO SAFETY CONE by an open ladder hiding behind the landing of the steps where she injured herself by tripping over said ladder.
She, like me, hurt her back terribly, and was in a body cast for one year.
HOWEVER, I AM GRATEFUL FOR EVEN THE SMALLEST OF VICTORIES....LIKE THESE SAFETY CONES. If our collaborative effort helps even one person, then we are all doing a wonderful job!
Warmest regards to all,
Cornfeld Tenants Association
Tel: (212) 787-8726