Tuesday, September 20, 2005
The FDNY rushed to W 43rd St. this afternoon, hurrying to place safety nets at the base of the New York Times Building in order to protect passersby from Times staffers distraught over receiving pink slips. After discussion with former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, the nets were removed and blockades were placed to prevent access to the sidewalks by pedestrians. Former Mayor Giuliani cited concerns relating to potential liability issues arising from Times staffers who might survive a landing on the nets as the reason for the removal. Current NYC Mayor Bloomberg could not be reached for comment.
Posted by Rick Ballard at 4:12 PM