Beddia (left) and Graffagnino.By Gavin Aronsen
In the three years since a fire at the former Deutsche Bank building claimed the lives of firefighters Robert Beddia and Joseph Graffagnino, not much has changed in the way of culpability for the negligence that led to their deaths.
Standing near the ... More >>
A few hours after I posted yesterday's item about Bill Thompson's mysterious ties to the contractor implicated in the Deutsche Bank fire, I got an e-mail protesting the story from Ed Castell, the campaign manager for Thompson's mayoral run.
My story revealed that the $180 million museum/con ... More >>
Bovis Lend Lease, the contractor whose admitted failings contributed to the deaths of two firefighters at the Deutsche Bank fire in 2007, is building the $180 million museum and condo project on Fifth Avenue spearheaded by Elsie McCabe, the wife of mayoral candidate and Comptroller Bill Thomp ... More >>
Mike Bloomberg boycotted the second memorial service yesterday for the two firefighters, Joseph Graffagnino and Robert Beddia, who died at the Deutsche Bank site, so the media boycotted it with him. Not a line about it appeared in any newspaper, and only Grace Rauh of NY1 bothered to report about it ... More >>
by Johanna Barr and Tom Feeney Jr.
In this week's Voice cover story, Wayne Barrett reports on the Bloomberg administration's "failure of leadership, accountability, and transparency" in its handling of the Deutsche Bank fire in 2007. Those involved reached out to the Voice in reaction to th ... More >>
By Wayne Barrett and Lucy JordanThe Voice's cover story this week, "Bloomberg's Biggest Scandal--the Deutsche Bank Fire--Should Be His Downfall" -- examined the determination of top city officials, including Bloomberg's longtime top deputy Dan Doctoroff, to ignore the risk of installing Bovis ... More >>