QUOTE 10/24: "Problems are global, politics is local. In May, an elderly Penn South resident was killed by a truck as she was walking across Ninth Ave. Several fatalities have resulted from cars speeding downtown or turning at this intersection, a neighborhood “dead man’s curve” (see article in ChelseaNow) and ). Something has now been done about it. ..." (See NYC DOT slide show on the twofer innovation.) 10/24/07 Blogspot, Chelsea Intersection Made Safer.
COMMENT 10/23: "The health problems of World Trade Center rescue and recovery workers have been in the news. Now Peter F. Rousmaniere has produced the most comprehensive analysis to date of what actually went wrong. He cites three independent failures at the local or state levels. One, the City’s safety enforcement at Ground Zero was poor, well below recognized standards… Two, employers, insurers, and City and state regulators failed to monitor the health condition of these workers… Three, NY State’s workers compensation system effectively collapsed…" 10/23/07 Blogspot, Why the Safety Net Collapsed for WTC Rescue Workers.