A Shelf for The Lawrence Hotel's Roof
A swift wind on December 1 began to blow down the roof of the abandoned Lawrence Hotel on Beach 116 Street, drawing fire and department of building's officials to the street, closing it for a short period of time. When building officials took a look, the decision was made to put up scaffolding around the deteriorating pigeon coop. The promised scaffolding, however, apparently became only a shelf to keep the errant roof tiles from blowing onto the street. Pictured, the scene on December 1 when the fire department shut down the street.