The Fight to Make ‘Temporary’ Sidewalk Sheds Actually Temporary

Christopher Robbins

March 24, 2023

Originally published in Hell Gate on March 24, 2023.

Scaffolding is a NYC mascot. Lawmakers are trying to change that.

"Where the state feels like they have a development opportunity, or where developers have presented a shiny new potential development for the state, no one is making excuses. Everyone finds how to cut the red tape, how to rid themselves of the bureaucracy to put skyscrapers up," Myrie said. "But when it comes to our public housing residents, who are merely asking to be rid of this public nuisance, they are met with excuses."