Posts Tagged ‘Building Workers’

A Lighting Fast Fix

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As a little boy, Juan Pichardo loved to watch his father make repairs on their home in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. Whether it was a quick fix or detailed electrical work, he was fascinated by it all. Decades later, Pichardo now considers those formative moments with his father the beginning of his life’s calling. An assistant superintendent [&hellip
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Paramount Plaza’s Everyman

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Agron Osmani, 47, does the most important work of the day during a half-hour period. That’s when son Anvi, 14, and daughter Rudna, 11, get home from school and he has 30 minutes to spend with his family before heading off to work. By 5:15 p.m., Osmani must be in the Paramount Plaza, at 1633 [&hellip
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An Army of One

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Momenia Ali had a secret. But now she’s decided to introduce the world to Vernon Daniels. “He does a great job for the neighborhood, and I had to let someone know,” she said. Ali, a nurse who lives in the West Harlem area where Daniels works, couldn’t help but notice the results. “He’s a great [&hellip
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Just a New York City Guy

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Frank Bonanno shares a first name with Frank Sinatra—and some residents think that’s not the only similarity they have. Bonanno, 65, has spent the last 27 years as the master of his own stage: 450 E. 63rd St. And his audience is as appreciative as any that Ol’ Blue Eyes entertained. “He’s a quintessential New [&hellip
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Safe at School

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Security officer David Beckford has monitored the comings and goings of students and faculty at Fordham University in The Bronx since 1992. That’s when the Jesuit University signed a contract with his company, Summit Security. “On a daily basis, I make sure that only the right people enter the school,” Beckford said. “My primary duty [&hellip
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Leader of His Team

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It’s hard to sum up everything that makes Leroy Abramson a talented worker. Abramson, a 67-year-old Harlem native who now lives in Coney Island, has skills that have been cultivated over years of experience. “That’s not just one thing that I can say about why Leroy’s the best,” said David Herbert, the site manager for [&hellip
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The Gatekeeper

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Delphine Parson is a multi-talented woman. She’s been a school aide, traffic officer, family worker and is now a security guard at 1 Centre St., a municipal office building. “She believes in giving back and helping out,” said husband Darnell Parson, who knew her growing up in Brownsville, Brooklyn. “If you want something done, she’s [&hellip
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