Posts Tagged ‘Building Service Workers Awards’

Emulate the Best Qualities of Building Workers

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They are the ones who help create a “village” for residents By Bette Dewing West Side Spirit’s “Building Service Workers Awards” section from last week’s edition has great news to live by—for everyone, but above all, for local policymakers. So please read it online or contact the paper for a copy. Read, share, emulate. No, [&hellip
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Preparing for the Worst

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Abdul Kaid’s job is to protect the residents of the 35-story office building where he works By Allen Houston Abdul Kaid, 44, the building fire safety and emergency action plan director for 1350 Sixth Avenue, has to be prepared in case of the worst. The Yemen native, who moved to the states in 1984, oversees [&hellip
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Trading Recklessness for God and Longevity

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Abram makes sure that workers have clear view of famous skyline By Patrick Wall In his sermons, Marvin Abram is fond of saying that he’s closer to God than most folks. Churchgoers who know the pastor’s day job understand: Monday through Friday, Abram is a window cleaner in the Financial District and Midtown, where he’s [&hellip
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Stadium Cleaner Meets the World at the Garden

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Dominguez rubs shoulders with celebrities and keeps famous Event Center running By Allen Houston Rosa Dominguez, 50, has done it all in her 17 years as a stadium cleaner at Madison Square Garden. She has been a custodian and an elevator operator, vacuumed the floors of the famous event center and hobnobbed with musicians such [&hellip
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Building’s ‘Front of the House’ Also a Weatherman

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A doorman who knows everyone’s name By Lydie Raschka One day, Carol Giordano struggled against a robust wind. “I’m disabled,” she said. “I walk with a cane. I had papers in my hand. Of course they flew everywhere.” Enter Louis Rios, 59, doorman since 1974, and all-around Good Samaritan. “There he was,” said Giordano. “Running [&hellip
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Dominican finds friends and celebration at Yeshiva

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Key for Taveras’ success comes in support from his family By Clifford A. Merin For security guard Louis Taveras, a day’s work would not be complete without the support of his family. Taveras, a 32-year-old resident of West Harlem, is married with two children and gives his family much credit and appreciation for receiving this [&hellip
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Union Rep Makes Sure Guards Are Secure, Too

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To Herbert, patience and friendliness are top virtues By Felipe Cabrera When it comes to doing her job well, Bettina Herbert believes patience is important. The St. Kitts native works as a security guard for Allied Barton at 75 Rockefeller Plaza. Dealing with people who are in a rush is part of the job description. [&hellip
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Yankees Fan Is Pitch-Perfect Doorman

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Residents bonded with beloved worker Greene during battle with cancer By Bonnie Bernstein After the Yankees won the pennant last October, Harlem resident James Greene III, 51, wore his favorite team’s hat and uniform. The Derek Jeter fan has worked at the Langston, at 68 Bradhurst Avenue, for the past five years, first as security [&hellip
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