Sidewalk Collapses in Midtown, Injuring Two
Matt Elzweig

A [sidewalk collapsed at a construction site on 36th Street] this afternoon, leaving a father and son construction team in a hole that a Fire Department spokesman said could be up to 10-feet deep. They were rescued and hospitalized. The two men were using a jack hammer below the sidewalk and were hit with falling debris.


This came just one day after a City Councilperson and Comptroller William C. Thompson, Jr., [called for an infrastructure study] that Mayor Bloomberg turned down. A spokesperson for the Mayor said that Plan 2030, Mayor Bloomberg’s comprehensive plan for future growth adequately addresses the condition of the city’s infrastructure.

Sidewalk Collapses in Midtown, Injuring Two
Matt Elzweig

A [sidewalk collapsed at a construction site on 36th Street] this afternoon, leaving a father and son construction team in a hole that a Fire Department spokesman said could be up to 10-feet deep. They were rescued and hospitalized. The two men were using a jack hammer below the sidewalk and were hit with falling debris.


This came just one day after a City Councilperson and Comptroller William C. Thompson, Jr., [called for an infrastructure study] that Mayor Bloomberg turned down. A spokesperson for the Mayor said that Plan 2030, Mayor Bloomberg’s comprehensive plan for future growth adequately addresses the condition of the city’s infrastructure.