I’m Alive

If you have turned on the television this morning, you probably noticed the massive crane collapse on 91st and 1st avenue.  Just to let you know, I am okay.  I hopped in the shower this morning, and only minutes after getting out, heard loud noises followed by a cacophony of sirens and the drone of helicopters overhead.  Turned on the news, and minutes later I was looking at the catastrophe live on NY1.  As of 9:10am, two people are confirmed dead.  I need to mention here that this is not the first tragic construction accident in recent times.  Only a few months ago, a crane collapsed on 51st and killed seven.  I should also let you know that this construction scene has LOOKED UNSAFE FOR MONTHS!  It’s only two blocks from my apartment, and I got into the habit of crossing the street to avoid walking under the crane when passing by. When is this going to stop?!  Before Bloomberg can be courted as a possible VP to McCain or Obama, he needs to get his ass into Manhattan and figure out how to stop this madness.

4 thoughts on “I’m Alive

  1. Aunt Ingrid May 30, 2008 / 9:26 am

    Thanks for the update… I immediately noticed the proximity and shot an email to your mom this morning… frightening. Maybe you should CALL the mayor’s office. I don’t me maybe, I mean really!Glad you’re safe.

  2. Lore May 30, 2008 / 10:46 am

    Thanks for the info. We are so glad you are safe. Kepp that guardian angel at your side at all times. Your loving Oma

  3. Randy May 30, 2008 / 2:50 pm

    Nice pics Ash. How did you get the one looking down at the mess. Glad your fine. This morning when I called I had no idea that just a minute before you had called. My phone was on silent. I kind of figured when you told me that you wanted me to know that you were okay. It just happened that the news came on the radio at that same time and I called. That was the same building that I had commented on about total lack of safety. They had pedestrians walking directly underneath the crane picking items up from the street and also had people working on the floors up above without any covered walkway, netting or barriers from things dropping to the sidewalk below. Out here that would last maybe one day before someone would call OSHA. I love you and am glad your safe, Dad

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