Standard Hotel to erect sidewalk shed on High Line after debris falls

first_imgThe Standard hotel at the High Line (Getty)A shadow has fallen over a portion of the High Line after a chunk of paneling on an adjacent hotel came off the building.The Standard Hotel, which straddles the southern end of the elevated park, will erect a 450-foot stretch of scaffolding over the High Line to safeguard pedestrians from falling debris, the New York Post reported.On January 2, an 8-foot portion of cement-and-fiberglass paneling tumbled off of the hotel, according to the publication. Four days after the incident, a 311 call from an onlooker summoned the city’s Department of Buildings to the site, where the agency found a gap in the hotel’s siding. The DOB issued a $2,500 violation on Feb. 10 and ordered The Standard to hire engineers to carry out a stability assessment of the facade, which it has complied with.ADVERTISEMENTRead moreFaçade rules widely ignored across cityDOB ramps up façade enforcement following architect’s deathDOB map shows 280 miles of scaffolding in the city Tags andre balazsHigh LineHotelsthe standard hotel The Standard was developed by hotelier André Balazs and designed by Ennead Architects, and opened in 2009. It is unclear when the sidewalk sheds will come down from the High Line — which, before the pandemic, was a bustling tourist attraction.New York City has beefed up its enforcement of facade problems in the wake of the 2019 death architect Erica Tishman, who was struck by debris that fell off of a Midtown building. A 2019 analysis by The Real Deal found that many landlords defy requirements that they regularly inspect and repair facades and report those actions.[NYP] — Georgia Kromreicenter_img Share via Shortlink Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlinklast_img read more

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SPORTS PERSONALITY Driven, dedicated, and disciplined young Aleka Persaud is blazing a trail in the pool.

first_imgTHIS week we look at another aspiring Olympian. A determined, dedicated and disciplined young lady with great prospects, who began shining as a national swimmer last year. She is young Aleka Persaud, a prolific swimmer with multiple age-group national records. Thus far, Persaud has performed only at the local and regional levels, but she has already proven that she is quite the force to be reckoned with. The only thing stopping her from being Guyana’s top female swimmer is time.After training since the age of three, Aleka burst to the fore last year at just nine years old and was Guyana’s most accomplished swimmer on the Goodwill Swim Meet team last year.Persaud landed her five gold and one silver medal; one of those gold medals was won in a record- breaking performance. She holds the 36.20 seconds record in the girls’ 8 and under 50m butterfly at the Goodwill Swim Meet.Aleka Persaud displays just a few of her many medals and trophiesAleka Persaud displays just a few of her many medals and trophiesThat performance followed remarkable local presentations, by Aleka last year, when she dominated the 8 and under category. Aleka holds all of the national records of the girls’ 8 and under category, and is currently blazing a trail in the 9 – 10 category.Many who have met this petite New Guyana School student is astounded by just how driven, and passionate she is about being a swimmer. She sets strategic goals that she wants to accomplish, times she wants to achieve, always looking out to better her own times.Despite her small size and age, she’s working wonders at balancing her training and her academics, so much so that she has even taken up doing taekwondo over the past year.“She’s small but she’s extremely strong for her age. She has the desire and the right attitude. She’s one of the most talented swimmers I’ve seen in a number of years, she has surpassed any other Guyanese swimmer in terms of her time, her attitude is head on, she wants to win, she goes out there to win, she works hard, she’s diligent, she just doesn’t give up,” said her coach Sean Baksh.Baksh says Aleka is just a natural, born swimmer.“And she’s well adapted for water,” he noted.Her dad, president of the Guyana Amateur Swimming Association (GASA), Ivan Persaud, says she is one competitive young lady.“She’s very competitive, she’s very serious about it,” Ivan commented.Now she has her sights set on being Guyana’s youngest Olympian. And she just might be if she makes Tokyo 2020, when she will be just 14 years old. Guyana’s youngest Olympian has been Britany van Lange, also a swimmer, who was just 16 years old when she represented Guyana at the 2012 London Olympics.last_img read more

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Undefeated Boston College obliterates Syracuse early and often en route to 7-2 victory

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 10, 2015 at 8:49 pm Contact Matt: [email protected] Jessica Sibley tilted her head back as her skating slowed to a halt at mid-ice. Three Boston College goals in two minutes and 18 seconds added to what was already a 3-0 BC advantage. Midway through the second period, the Eagles had Syracuse looking confused, and Orange head coach Paul Flanagan was forced to call a timeout to, unsuccessfully, end the run.“Speed, skill and smarts,” Flanagan said of BC. “They have excellent team speed, they’re very skilled. They needed (just) eight or 10 shots to score four or five goals … and they know where each other’s gonna be.”Syracuse’s (8-10-2, 5-1-2 College Hockey America) hopes of playing spoiler to a national powerhouse’s perfect season took a hit just two minutes in. That’s all that No. 2 Boston College’s (20-0, 13-0 Hockey East) high-octane offense needed to score the game’s first goal, and all that the Eagles needed to set a tone SU couldn’t replicate in a match that quickly turned into a decisive 7-2 blowout.The Orange defense struggled to contain U.S. Olympian Alex Carpenter, gave up open passing lanes and failed to pressure the puck. Carpenter scored four goals, including three in a row, as BC clobbered Syracuse Thursday afternoon at Tennity Ice Pavillion.“When you’re not angling and checking well,” Flanagan said. “And they’re just freewheeling with it and then our defense backpedaled … they controlled the puck.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFlanagan had emphasized the importance of using angles to push BC’s forwards off the puck on Tuesday, but for much of the game, the Eagles asserted their will. One of the more effective angling exhibitions came midway through the second period, when Dakota Derrer’s stick snapped in half.As the two shards laid on the ice, Derrer proceeded to skate for the next minute, stepping in front of BC forwards and using her body to push them off the puck.But stick or no stick, it didn’t matter. Boston College was too big, too quick and too strong.“Our angling was pathetic tonight,” a visibly frustrated Sibley said after the game. “We let them come right at us and they went around us every time.”For a full 60 minutes, the Eagles kept the puck on a string. SU’s defense posed no threat as the Eagles did what they pleased, dumping off the puck for trailers and flicking it off and around the wall.With 9:20 remaining in the first period, Carpenter stood behind the net before muscling her way through three Syracuse defenders and around the goalpost, flicking the puck into the back of the net with ease.Just under eight minutes later, Carpenter snuck in front of the net and pushed another shot between Gilligan’s legs.“She’s got a tremendous amount of individual skill,” Syracuse goalkeeper Jenn Gilligan said. “She’s got a quick release. She’s probably one of the best — one of the better hockey players in the nation. (But) is she impossible to stop? No.”Yet for much of the night, Carpenter looked like it. She notched her third goal just minutes into the second period, and another goal 56 seconds later from Dana Trivigno made it 5-0 Boston College. With his team reeling, Flanagan pulled Gilligan in favor of freshman Maddi Welch, but even she went on to surrender two more goals, including one more from Carpenter.Sibley criticized the team’s effort, while Flanagan took it a step further, questioning the desire of Syracuse to be on the ice. With an opportunity to make a statement heading into December break, SU took a big swing and miss.“Altogether it was just inconsistency,” Gilligan said. “In all aspects … as a team we were just inconsistent throughout the entire game. And it’s frustrating.” Commentslast_img read more

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