Category: Apartments

Strung up on the scaffold: Part 8, The same gloomy thing for forty years

15 April, 2016 (09:30) | Apartments, Cities, Columbia, Construction, Ecosystem, Homelessness, Housing, Liability, New York City, Precautionary principle, Regulation, scaffolding, struldbrug buildings, tort law, US News, Zoning | No comments

By: David A. Smith  [Continued from yesterday’s Part 7 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, and Part 6.]   I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle and end. – Gilda […]

Strung up on the scaffold: Part 7, Great for criminals as a place to hide

14 April, 2016 (10:21) | Apartments, Cities, Columbia, Construction, Ecosystem, Homelessness, Housing, Liability, New York City, Precautionary principle, Regulation, scaffolding, struldbrug buildings, tort law, US News, Zoning | No comments

By: David A. Smith  [Continued from yesterday’s Part 6 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5.]   People feel that the EU is heading in a direction that they never signed up to. They resent the interference in our national life by what they see as unnecessary rules […]

Strung up on the scaffold: Part 6, Liable for any gravity-related accident

13 April, 2016 (10:00) | Apartments, Cities, Columbia, Construction, Ecosystem, Homelessness, Housing, Liability, New York City, Precautionary principle, Regulation, scaffolding, struldbrug buildings, tort law, US News, Zoning | No comments

By: David A. Smith  [Continued from yesterday’s Part 5 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4.]   Dr. Robert Sobel, Associate Professor of History at Hofstra, says that the British created a civil-service job in 1903 calling for a man to stand on the Cliffs of Dover with a spyglass.  […]

Strung up on the scaffold: Part 5, What maybe psychologists think are soothing

12 April, 2016 (10:00) | Apartments, Cities, Columbia, Construction, Ecosystem, Homelessness, Housing, Liability, New York City, Precautionary principle, Regulation, scaffolding, struldbrug buildings, tort law, US News, Zoning | No comments

By: David A. Smith [Continued from yesterday’s Part 4 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.]   It is the crime not the scaffold which is the disgrace. – Pierre Corneille   “Do you think David has any structure in mind for this post?” “Nope, he’s just clattering stream-of-consciousness.”   By now, […]

Strung up on the scaffold: Part 4, 189miles of sheds

11 April, 2016 (10:00) | Apartments, Cities, Columbia, Construction, Ecosystem, Homelessness, Housing, Liability, New York City, Precautionary principle, Regulation, scaffolding, struldbrug buildings, tort law, US News, Zoning | 1 comment

By: David A. Smith [Continued from yesterday’s Part 3 and the preceding Part 1 and Part 2.]   Africa’s informal economy is one of the most innovative and inventive environments in the world. Yet it is an environment with little regulation in which workers are often exposed to hard conditions and live without a safety […]