$1.8B LIRR expansion gets underway; Meet the men operating NYC’s manual elevators

Posted On Fri, December 15, 2017 By

Posted On Fri, December 15, 2017 By In Daily Link Fix

LIRR via Wiki Commons (L); manual elevator via vmiramontes/Flickr (R)

  • Only a few dozen of New York’s 69,381 passenger elevators are still manually operated–here’s what it’s like to control them. [NYT]
  • New York state is a hard-cider capital, but you can now enjoy the beverage with upstate apples right in Brooklyn. [Grub Street]
  • After lacking inspections for four years, 81 percent of NYCHA apartments have a potential lead-paint hazard. [NYP]
  • A rich woman is refusing to leave her late husband’s Pierre Hotel unit, even though it sold for $10 million last year. [NYDN]
  • The MTA awarded a $1.8 billion contract to build a third track expand the LIRR, despite concerns over capital-project costs. [WSJ]
  • Meet the city’s longest-serving garbage collector, who’s about to start his 52nd year on the job. [NYP]




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