I'm from Queens, NY. I got a notification last night around 1 AM saying the National Guard in Fort Totten was being dispatched to Soho, shutting down
the Cross Island Parkway the entire way.
I decided to brave the storm and take a trip to Soho last night... I don't have many pictures considering what I see was mostly turned over garbage
cans, broken bus stops, more graffiti, broken bottles, furniture and barricades littered along the streets and avenues.
No broken windows, no fires. But I did see something striking....
I was going through my facebook page today and notice this post:
So while I was driving through the city, I noticed a stack of pallets outside a construction site, half covered with a blue tarp, and obviously half
I'm a local 1 union plumber, I've worked in construction for over a decade. I've been on 1,000's of jobs, from the Trade Center to renovating
celebrities homes. I've NEVER-EEVVEERRR seen a contractor leave $1,000's of dollars in bricks outside their job site. Maybe where you're from, but in
NYC that is something you just don't do...People will steal anything they can touch.
After seeing that post on facebook, and the news about "Umbrella Man", this struck me really odd.
I only have a few pictures, mostly of busted out bus stops. I didn't even consider taking a picture of the stack of bricks. I'm going back tonight, I
will try to provide you with pictures when I make an update.
Will be going back to the city tonight to try and locate these pallets and possibly get a brick for further analysis, these pallets still had the
plastic bands on them that held them together, there might be a purchasing order or ticket on the pallets. At the least, if I locate the pallets, we
can get the job-site address and an answer as to why and how these pallets were left outside and if they infact belong to the construction site
edit on 31-5-2020 by JoeGee because: (no reason given)