Posts Tagged ‘Building Service Workers’

RUSHING THE RESCUE

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It’s the worst nightmare scenario for anyone living in a building. When their building went up in flames, the residents of an Upper West Side brownstone lost everything in one afternoon, except-thanks to two quick-thinking workers-their lives. On July 13, doorman Endri Brahimaj, 19, had just finished watering the flowers at the Level Club condo [&hellip
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THE QUINTESSENTIAL NEW YORK DOORMAN

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There are many advantages to living at 1120 Park Avenue-the building’s classy Carnegie Hill location, a gleaming marble lobby, luxurious apartments worth millions-but none of these assets seem to be as treasured by residents as a blue-eyed, white-haired Irishman named Jimmy Gibbons. For the past 20 years, Gibbons has stood by the door in his [&hellip
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A REASSURING HAND IN UNCERTAIN TIMES

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Carlos Pellecier is a grateful man. He’s grateful for his tenants: “I love my tenants. It’s a joy to go to work. I try to make their day, because, in a roundabout way, they make mine.” He’s grateful to his union, SEIU 32BJ, “because without them I wouldn’t have a job, a pension and security [&hellip
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