Today on 49th Street the news came to me. You see I live on 49th Street. There was a white Con Ed emergency vehicle, two red Con Ed emergency vehicles, numerous Con Ed vehicles, as well as multiple workers and officials in cars.
I asked several people involved what was going on? They gave me implausible answers and when I told them I was a journalist, they got offensive and wanted to take my phone from me, as I was shooting pictures.
Needless to say, I wasn’t detoured. I live in a basement apartment and if anything goes awry, my cat and I would be toast. We all should all be asking questions, because Con Ed is not being forthright.
In June we had a manhole cover blow sky high. There is also a school on my block. This street is torn up on a consistent bases for Con Ed. Since I moved here, it has been almost every 6 months for 6 years. What is wrong? What are they not telling us? Shouldn’t residences be warned? Do we not have rights?
I am offering Con Ed a chance to speak their mind. Let’s see if they’ll take me up on my offer.