Day 5

photoMore chilly winds through the day, as the crew worked to finish removal of boards at B 86th. Six people from Armster Reclaimed and three hired through Craigs List (among close to 300 people that responded to the ad for post-hurricane clean-up). A lot learned in the first week – the pallet jack on day one and the reality of how long the work can reasonably take – in time. Klaas visited the site with his brother Sven to assess the strategy for the B 106th site. Prospects for working with an excavator at B 96th St. NYC Parks seems to be going along with our plans, even if the process has been more prolonged than expected. Ashnu Int’l staff person was said to have hostile approach to workers. Unions starting to circle around the job. Hoping to finish the three sections before a more difficult encounter happens. Decision to start sending loads to Riis Park – we’ll just need to meet safety standards. End of the day, Klaas and I stopped by a lot in the area, where a few truckloads of boardwalk was being stored – how it was acquired is still a mystery. Can the woods be purchased? The project is about 33% closer to 100% recovery – of the boardwalk decking.   

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