NYC Construction Plugs Away Even With City Shutting Down (2)

March 18, 2020, 6:51 PM

For now, construction continues.

As the coronavirus outbreak quiets New York City -- closing offices, idling taxis and shuttering bars -- workers in bright yellow reflective vests, hard hats and steel-toe boots are still showing up.

On Wednesday morning, the pounding of jackhammers and the blaring beeps of trucks in reverse broke the eerie quiet on the waterfront in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg, where work continues at Domino Park. It was the same in Queens and Manhattan, where new offices and residential buildings are under construction.

At the Waldorf Astoria, workers were busy fixing the facade of the iconic Park Avenue hotel, ...

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