Workers Who Make a Difference

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Good building workers do not usually get the credit they deserve. That’s why for the third year in a row, 32BJ SEIU, the property service workers union, and Manhattan Media present the Building Service Workers of the Year Awards. This special issue, along with the Oct. 22 awards ceremony, honors those workers who keep the city’s commercial, residential and other buildings running smoothly. We received more than 200 nominations for building workers from all over the city. After winnowing the list down to a handful of finalists, a panel of judges voted on the winners. Their profiles are linked below.
Thanks to all the sponsors of the Building Service Worker Awards: 32BJ SEIU, The Durst Organization, George Comfort & Sons, Inc., Brookfield Properties, Cooper Square Realty, SL Green Realty Corp., Newmark Knight Frank, the City University of New York, Ogden Cap Properties, LLC, Trinity Real Estate, Fordham University, American Building Maintenance, Douglas Elliman Property Management and BMS, LLC. —Charlotte Eichna

Bronx Residential Building Worker: Julio Sirui

Brooklyn Residential Building Worker: Emmanuel Watson

Doorwoman of the Year: Sharon French

Green Award: Bill Aristovulos

Lifesaver Award: Terrence Kelsor

Longevity Award: Plinio Torres

Lower Manhattan Office Cleaner: Daniel Fernandez

Manhattan Superintendent or Porter: Juan Pichardo

Midtown Office Cleaner: Agron Osmani

Posthumous Honor: Marisol Vidal

Upper Manhattan Office Cleaner: Vernon Daniels

Doorman, East Side: Frank Bonanno

Residential Doorman, Lower Manhattan: Musa Balidemaj

Residential Doorman, West Side: Eugene Amankwah

Security Officer: David Beckford

Security Officer, Commercial Office Building: Leroy Abramson

Security Officer, Public or City Building: Delphine Parson

Starter of the Year: James Grega

Window Cleaner: Hector Hidalgo

Public School Cleaner: Walter McQueen


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