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Old Posted Jan 13, 2021, 9:16 PM
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sad that people used it to kill themselves

Hudson Yards Closes ‘The Vessel' Indefinitely After 3rd Person Dies by Suicide

https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/loca...icide/2828306/
We all said it was inevitable way back when they presented the design. And now it's closed while they work on a solution. Which will probably inevitably be higher railings. I still am a little mind-boggled that they just didn't built it with higher railings on the exterior in the first place.
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Old Posted Jan 14, 2021, 10:29 AM
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I still am a little mind-boggled that they just didn't built it with higher railings on the exterior in the first place.
Well as long as it looks good, those pesky smaller things such as....suicide prevention measures, fall by the way side in a structure like this.

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Old Posted Jan 14, 2021, 1:52 PM
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We all said it was inevitable way back when they presented the design. And now it's closed while they work on a solution. Which will probably inevitably be higher railings. I still am a little mind-boggled that they just didn't built it with higher railings on the exterior in the first place.
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Well as long as it looks good, those pesky smaller things such as....suicide prevention measures, fall by the way side in a structure like this.

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sad that people used it to kill themselves

Hudson Yards Closes ‘The Vessel' Indefinitely After 3rd Person Dies by Suicide

https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/loca...icide/2828306/



Tragic? Yes. Sad? Yes.

But let's not fool ourselves. It is no more tragic here than it is when it happens everywhere else in the city. It's far too often that something like this happens in the city, but if it happens in the polished west side? Shock and awe that this could possibly happen. Only if you live in a bubble of course.



https://people.com/crime/mom-jumps-o...urder-suicide/

Mom Jumps off N.Y.C. Building with 5-Year-Old Daughter, Killing Them Both in Murder-Suicide
Sources say the tragic incident was captured by surveillance cameras


By Chris Harris
January 12, 2021

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The murder-suicide happened at around 1:30 p.m. on Sunday. Sources tell PEOPLE Patchin brought her young daughter to Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen neighborhood, where the two visited with one of Patchin's friends.

Police sources say Patchin can be seen in surveillance footage on the roof of a building on West 53rd Street. In the video, she is seen climbing over a safety gate, the sources confirm. She then picks up her daughter, Olivia, and jumps 12 stories to the ground.

But they keep putting up these damned buildings all over the city. They were warned that something like this could happen.




https://www.amny.com/news/man-dies-o...-in-manhattan/

Man dies of injuries after jumping in front of oncoming train in Manhattan


By Emily Davenport
November 20, 2020

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According to the NYPD, officers responded to a call of a man on the tracks at 34th Street—Penn Station at 9:19 a.m. on Nov. 20. Upon their arrival, it was confirmed that a man had been hit by an oncoming northbound 1 train at the station.

A spokesperson for the NYPD stated that a motorman at the station witnessed the victim jumping onto the tracks as the train pulled into the station. EMS declared the victim, who has yet to be identified, dead at the scene.

And these subways are just trouble waiting to happen.




https://www.radio.com/1010wins/news/...center-station

Man critically hurt after jumping in front of train at Manhattan subway station

January 4, 2021

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A man was hospitalized in critical condition after he jumped in front of a train at a Manhattan subway station Monday morning.

The man jumped in front of a B train at the 47-50 Sts-Rockefeller Center subway station just before 7:30 a.m. on Monday, according to the MTA and the New York Post.



https://abc7ny.com/child-hurt-4-trai...nt-of/5560911/

Man dead, 5-year-old daughter hurt after jumping in front of train in Bronx

September 23, 2019

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A man was killed and his 5-year-old daughter was injured after police say he jumped in front of a moving train in the Bronx while holding onto her.

The incident happened before 8 a.m. Monday at Jerome Avenue and West Kingsbridge Road.

Police say 45-year-old Fernando Balbuena-Flores jumped onto the tracks while holding his daughter and was hit by a southbound 4 train. Medics pronounced him dead at the scene.



https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york...3pi-story.html

Woman dies after leaping in front of oncoming Bronx subway


By THOMAS TRACY
JAN 21, 2020


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A woman died after she jumped in front of a Bronx train, police said Tuesday.

The Woodlawn-bound train was rumbling toward the elevated Mount Eden station on Jerome Ave. in Highbridge about 11:15 p.m. when the 31-year-old woman jumped onto the tracks, officials said.


We won't even talk about the bridges, of which this city has so many of...



https://www.silive.com/news/2020/04/...ws-bridge.html

NYPD: Man, 38, dies in jump from Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge


Apr 17, 2020
By Jordan Hafizi


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A 38-year-old man died after jumping off the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge on Friday, according to an NYPD spokesman.

Emergency personnel received multiple 911 calls around 2 p.m. for a report of a jumper on the Staten Island-bound side of the bridge.

Multiple witnesses stated that they saw the man jump from the bridge.


It goes on and on and on, far too often, far too tragic. But let's not fetishize it when it happens at the Hudson Yards. It happens far too often everywhere. And sadly, that will continue. Get equally outraged when it happens everywhere.
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Old Posted Jan 15, 2021, 3:29 AM
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^^ Exactly, we can't suicide-proof the whole damn world!
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Old Posted Jan 15, 2021, 2:37 PM
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^ We cannot. I don't want to dwell too much on this, but yet again, here's a headline from today sadly...


https://nypost.com/2021/01/15/person...ment-building/

Person fatally jumps from Upper East Side apartment building

By Amanda Woods
January 15, 2021


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A person fatally jumped from a luxury apartment building on the Upper East Side early Friday, authorities said.

The victim plunged from the 14-story prewar building on Park Avenue near East 65th Street just after 5 a.m., cops said.

The person, who was not immediately identified, was pronounced dead on scene.

This goes on far too often.
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Old Posted Jan 15, 2021, 3:28 PM
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https://therealdeal.com/2021/01/14/c...-west-project/

Cuomo adds housing to $51B Midtown West project
Development could include 1,400 affordable units



January 14
By Kathryn Brenzel


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The state’s massive development plans for the area surrounding Penn Station now includes affordable housing.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday that the 20 million square feet of development planned for the neighborhood would not only include retail and commercial space, but also housing — a significant chunk of it affordable.

Officials had previously drafted a proposal to develop 10 buildings with more than 1,000 hotel rooms and 14 million square feet of office space, according to a scope of work issued in December.

But during a briefing to elaborate on his myriad State of the State proposals, Cuomo unveiled more extensive plans, including up to 1,400 affordable units. The governor said the state would make “14 building sites available” for the development and that affordable homes would be the priority.

The four additional buildings are planned for two state-owned sites next to and across the street from the Javits Center, according to state officials.

Empire State Development, the state’s development arm, initially envisioned only commercial space for the eight sites in the immediate vicinity of Penn Station. But in its final plan, the agency opened the door to three of those sites having residential space. To allow for the development of these and the other five sites, the state is seeking to override city zoning regulations to construct larger buildings.

The new buildings around Penn would generate revenue to help pay for the station’s redevelopment. The state plans to add another eight tracks by acquiring a block south of Penn, which contains 51 separate properties.


https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/mi...n=true#image=2
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Old Posted Jan 15, 2021, 3:55 PM
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The four additional buildings are planned for two state-owned sites next to and across the street from the Javits Center, according to state officials.


It seems these are the sites (in red) the state will use for affordable housing...











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