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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer (D) and New York Sun reporter Peter Kiefer discuss the resignation of Buildings Commissioner Patricia Lancaster in the wake of construction accidents.


Peter Kiefer and Scott M. Stringer

Comments [8]

Tracy from New Rochelle

What a weasel Stringer is. He thinks the Buildings Department shouldn't be responsible for one of their primary responsibilities (ensuring safety at construction sites)? Because it's hard to do? Let's close down the department, then.

Apr. 23 2008 11:48 AM
World's Toughest Milkman from the_C_train

Wow, sounds like the inspectors have all the zeal of a postal worker.

The union non-union issue is a bunch of pro-union BS propaganda. What's the breakdown of violations between union and non-union companies? And what is the scale of these jobs we're talking about, small apartment renovations or 6 story and up high rise buildings? Non-union does not mean un-licensed, there is a confusion here that needs to be cleared up.

Apr. 23 2008 11:47 AM
Mark from Queens

Commissioner Patricia Lancaster confronted the internal corruption machine, she is the 1st commissioner in how long to resign?

It would be possible to create accidents if parties with enough power or money wanted yu out.

Apr. 23 2008 11:47 AM
Julio Vega from Jackson Heights, NY

I agree they are analogous to the Washington Times and it red baiting right wing agendas.

Apr. 23 2008 11:41 AM
John J Simon

Shouldn't the Borogh Pres. of Manhattan know the date of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, if he's going to use it in a patently political comment. Get the date right or get out of office!

The correct date is March 25, 1911 -- not 1918. Over a hundred people were killed.

Apr. 23 2008 11:40 AM
Brendan O'Malley from Brooklyn

One of your speakers said the Triangle Fire happened in 1918. This is incorrect--it was 1911.

Apr. 23 2008 11:39 AM
Kevin Rios from Bronx

It befuddles me that you would have some commentator from the New York Sun as if it was a Legitimate news organization The Sun is a Neo-Conservative Yellow news paper!

Apr. 23 2008 11:29 AM
hjs from 11211

FYI big business always gets it's way!

Apr. 23 2008 11:28 AM

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