New York City has over 280 miles of scaffolding – enough to run from the Empire State Building to Montreal! In Manhattan alone, there are over 4,000 sidewalk sheds playing an important role in keeping New Yorkers safe from falling debris and equipment on our streets. But sidewalk sheds stay up an average of 498 days, negatively impacting local businesses and quality of life.
To ensure scaffolding comes down faster while keeping New Yorkers safe, we must provide more support for buildings struggling to have repairs done swiftly, and hold buildings accountable for failing to complete façade work in a timely manner.
To learn more about what the Manhattan Borough President’s Office is doing to make scaffolding come down faster, click on the report below: