It has been nearly two decades since New Yorkers faced their last doorman strike, but as the deadline for a new contract for building workers approached, the questions being posed throughout the city remained largely unchanged on Sunday.
Who will operate those doorknob thingies? Who will greet us with a cheery, "Good day, sir"?
“The whole operation of the building would basically be shut down and we’d rely on residents to pitch in just to get by,” [ED: OH, THE HUMANITY!] said Dan Wurtzel, president of Cooper Square Realty, one of the largest residential management companies in the New York. “There’s a tremendous amount of preparation we have to undertake. Then, if it doesn’t happen, we can breathe a sign of relief. If it does happen, then we’re prepared to deal with it.”
(Cross-posted at Al Salibiyyah)