THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
The Court Square City View site is extremely close to the elevated tracks of the No. 7 train, the Court Square subway station and right above the E, G and M subway lines underground. When you are anywhere underground, you hear the worrying sound of workers hacking and chiseling away at a big boulder that occupies about a quarter of the lot.
A construction accident could create havoc on the 7 train line if something fell off or blew off the construction site onto the train tracks.
It is important that the contractors doing work at the site are responsible employers who follow federal, state and local safety laws like OSHA and Local Law 196, a construction safety law that requires that workers undergo at least 40 hours of safety training.
City View Tower deserves heightened scrutiny especially because it is an as-of-right development that did not undergo land-use or public review.
*CANCELLED* Join Build Up NYC for a rally in Long Island City at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 and make Long Island City Work 4 All.
LOCATION: 2310 44th Drive, Long Island City, NY 11101 *CANCELLED*