It appears that Urban American has begun its window replacement program in the Eastwood complex on Roosevelt Island starting with units in 510 Main Street which is a great thing for tenants.
Unfortunately cars and pedestrians passing Eastwood along Main Street may be in possible danger. It appears that no scaffolding or sheds are being erected to prevent falling glass or other objects while the windows are being replaced from inside the units.
It is unclear to this blogger what the law requires as I have been informed that the law may not require scaffolding or sheds when the work is being done from inside the building and not from the outside but it would just seem for the safety of all that such precautions would be warranted. I expect that RIOC would have warned Urban America. I would expect that City law prevails in this regard.
According to a 311 operator contacted this evening if there is construction that individuals feel would be dangerous they can contact 311 and ask for a DOB representative to file a complaint as window replacements would constitute construction in this regard.