Posts Tagged ‘Building Workers’

Residential Building Manager of the Year

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BWA_James Brannan copy Part of a Super Family Tradition By Lauren Rothman Managing buildings is in James Brennan’s blood. At 32 years old, he has spent nearly half his life working as superintendent of residential buildings in Manhattan. His expertise comes partly from his father, Mickey, who worked in the industry for 50 years and passed his knowledge [&hellip
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Outer Borough Residential Building Worker

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BWA_DerbertKing_courtesyof copy A Building Manager/Hero Never Stops Working By Kathleen Culliton It was a cold fall morning three years ago when Derbert King ran into an apartment filled with black smoke and carried his neighbor out of the burning building. “As I have him on the ground, asking if he’s all right,” King recalled, “he looks up [&hellip
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Building Workers’ Impact Is Everywhere

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BWA_COVER_Johnny Gonzalez_doorman2   Building workers are lifesavers, literally. That’s what struck me while reading over the amazing profiles that make up the next 10 pages. From suicide attempts to people who’ve fallen on subway tracks, these workers are ready to spring into action and help at any given moment. Because they are the eyes and ears of [&hellip
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Doorwoman of the Year

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BWA_COVER_LillianLopez_AA copy It’s in the Details for This Concierge By Joanna Fantozzi Lillian Lopez is not just Doorwoman of the Year and a hardworking concierge at 300 E. 50th St.; she is also a hero. One of the tenants in her building, Linda Feldner, 70, who has lived in the building for seven years, said that one [&hellip
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Security Officer – Commercial Building

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BWA_BrendaVauters_AA copy ‘Mother’ of All Security Officers By John Friia Brenda Vauters has been a security guard at Credit Suisse for the past two years, walking around and canvassing the perimeter to ensure everything is in order. This position requires that Vauters be outdoors most of the time, which is one of the aspects of the job [&hellip
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Lower Manhattan Office Cleaner

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By Kathleen Caulderwood Fior Caba has been sleeping four hours a night for the past two decades. The former schoolteacher and mother of three works nights as an office cleaner at 20 Broad St. Caba, 59, has been working at the same building—which houses offices of the New York Stock Exchange—for 25 years. “I spend [&hellip
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Green Award

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john_sarich By Rebecca Temerario John Sarich believes that it’s time to give back to his community. That’s exactly what he’s doing at William Beaver House, where he has been resident manager for the past five years. A native New Yorker, Sarich had previously worked as a resident manager in Queens. The William Beaver House’s 47 energy-efficient [&hellip
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Doorman of the Year

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BWA_Johnny Gonzalez     By Amanda Woods West Village doorman Johnny Gonzalez always remembers the needs of others—not just the needs of his own family, but the residents of the Devonshire House, where he has worked since 1996. Before beginning his doorman job, he worked at an off-Broadway theater, handling security, carpentry, set design and take-down, and [&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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