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Building Worker Awards

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GladysRivera Always Ready With a Helping Hand Phil Hartman is known for going the extra mile with the elderly and disabled. For the last 20 years, Phil has worked as a parking attendant in Co-op City, where residents and visitors know him for his warm smile, cheerful disposition and great sense of humor. Considered one of [&hellip
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Security Guard

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BWA_victor_reyes A Lifesaver on the George Washington Bridge By Dan Rosenblum Victor Reyes is used to seeing strange things during the “Dracula shift,” which is what he calls the overnight hours he works as a security guard on the George Washington Bridge. During the day, bikers cross the span and walkers stroll to take in the [&hellip
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STADIUM CLEANER

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BWA_Danford Adams The Show Must Go On, for Danford Adams By Alicia Bynum New York can be fast-paced and brutal, but those who work at Madison Square Garden know they have a friend they can turn to in Danford Adams, a cleaner at the famous arena. Among his co-workers, Adams is known for having a friendly ear. [&hellip
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Window Cleaner of the Year

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BWA_EdwardNieves Bird’s Eye View of the Greatest City in the World By Alex Mikoulianitch This Bronx-born window washer has a one-of-a-kind view of Manhattan from the top of some of the highest buildings in the city. Edward Nieves, 43, dropped out of Theodore Roosevelt High School during his sophomore year and never had plans to go [&hellip
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Public School Cleaner

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BWA_Michael Rosado Mr. Fix-It, in and out of School By Alex Mikoulianitch If a student happened to graduate from Harry S. Truman High School in the Bronx 33 years ago and came back for a visit, they would still find Michael Rosado working away meticulously, fixing up machinery, keeping the fields and being the all-around handyman he [&hellip
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Theater/Event Cleaner

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BWA_Natividad Nery Always an Encore Performance for this Theater Cleaner By John Friia For the past 13 years, people visiting the August Wilson Theatre, located at 245 W. 52nd St., have seen Natividad Nery welcoming patrons and keeping the theater clean. To say that Nery likes to help people would be an understatement. Whether working at the [&hellip
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Security Officer at a University

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BWA_Robert Olivares   From Guardian Angel to Campus Guard By John Sodaro Protecting others is something Robert Olivares, 44, has been doing for most of his adult life. He is now a security officer for Summit Security Services, working on the campus of Columbia University. His outstanding work ethic and performance have earned him this year’s Building [&hellip
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Outer Borough Office Cleaner

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BWA_NessimKohen_AA Political Refugee Puts Polish on his Job By Erin Brodwin When he can, Nessim Kohen likes to pause and catch a glimpse of the sunset from the 17th floor of the Citibank building in Long Island City, where he works as an office cleaner from 5 p.m. until midnight. He also likes the way the [&hellip
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Midtown Office Cleaner

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BWA_Elzbieta Blizinska copy Fighting for her Union and Her Son By Elly Yu Elzbieta Blizinska says she was born a fighter. Blizinska, 62, has been cleaning offices at One Penn Plaza near Madison Square Garden for 33 years. When most people leave work for home, she clocks in at 5 p.m. and begins to vacuum, dust and take [&hellip
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Super of the Year – Manhattan

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BWA_GermanNegron copy At Columbia, Super Offers His Apt. By Emily Field Soon after Matt Sanger moved to 518 W. 111th St. with his wife and infant twin daughters, renovations began on the two apartments above their new home. There were fumes and construction noise. German Negron, the building’s superintendent, offered his apartment to the Sanger family for [&hellip
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