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Construction Site Du Jour: Karl Fischer Wins Again

April 29th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Roebling Death Site Two

We must say that the Karl Fischer site at 239 N. 9 Street, whose cheap wooden fence is ripped open more than we find it closed, is rapidly becoming our favorite spot in the nasty Williamsburg Triangle of Death. Here’s the scene on Sunday, when mountains of dangerous, shifting rubble were still available for the entertainment of dumb and drunk adults as well as any kid who wanted to have fun. The brick pile and construction equipment are just one spot in a very active corner of the Burg where, on any given day, the opportunities for injury or death via open construction and demolition sites are greatly varied.


Roebling Death Site One

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  • 1 William Lee // Apr 29, 2008 at 1:48 pm

    You are absolutely right to highlight this issue. It is utterly scandalous that such dangerous eyesores are allowed to exist for even one day. Ever seen how construction sites are secured (and obscured from view) in Europe? It is only a matter of time before someone is hurt here(especially given New York City’s track record for construction accidents this year!). I have long noted how these horrors seem to have proliferated in a neighborhood where most of the residents are either oblivious or seriously self-absorbed (perhaps that’s why). Thanks for continuing to watch this tragedy-waiting-to-happen.

    William in Williamsburg