15 Pictures Showing Super Essential Work That Should Definitely Be Happening During A Pandemic

    Definitely need another one of those!

    As New York City and the world grind to a halt, thankfully some things have gone on as normal. The truly ESSENTIAL projects like...

    1. This luxury condo building that no one can afford and will be vacant for years:

    @StephenLevin33 @NYCMayorsOffice @NYCMayor how are luxury condo construction sites exempt? #StayHome

    2. The construction of a $100 million townhouse we ALL need in these difficult times:

    Building a $100m luxury townhouse is #NonEssential work. These workers are at risk and risking everyone they come in contact with. #50W69ST Shut down all #NYC construction! #StopConstruction #stopthespread #nonessential @NYGovCuomo @NYCMayor @NYCComptroller @NYCDOB

    3. This future half vacant WeWork we can all rally around:

    .@NYCMayor @NYGovCuomo explain how construction sites are FULLY PACKED while you’re publicly shaming young people for leaving their house. @Gothamist isn’t this across from your office?

    4. Another life-affirming mall in beautiful Hudson Yards:

    @NYGovCuomo @CuomoPrimeTime hey, to my two favorite Cuomos, how is it Hudson Yards can continue to operate construction? How is this social distancing? Isn’t this a danger to themselves & public?@_HudsonYardsNYC @BBBSNYC @NYStateofHealth @NYCMayor @ABC7NY @Gothamist #COVID19

    5. A residential building that will be lauded by the mayor as more "affordable housing" when only .7% of the building was reserved for that:

    6. Another Chase Bank the neighborhood can call its very own:

    @NYCMayor @NYCMayorsOffice @nyc311 if we're all supposed to be social distancing and isolating at home, why is this construction jackhammering still ongoing? This 🔊 is incredibly loud all day, nonstop.

    7. In times like these, we need more condos:

    Hey- @NYGovCuomo @NYCMayor why is unnecessary condo construction still happening? The city is virtually on lockdown. But investors still gotta meet their deadline? Two condos are being built.

    8. We need more private residences for Ross from "Friends" to live in:

    apparently gentrifying brooklyn is essesntial work that must go on in a pandemic and construction workers’ health is not v important?

    9. WE NEED CONDOS!!!

    How long is a NYC going to ignore the fact that extremely non-essential construction sites have been going full speed ahead through the #COVID19 days. This is ridiculous and I feel bad for those workers.

    10. Thank you, New York, for realizing what's important:

    @NYCMayor @NYGovCuomo @SenSchumer @SenGillibrand live from a construction site this AM that you refuse to close....so much for promoting social distancing

    11. For keeping the heart and soul of this city alive:

    At this point into their virus mitigation efforts, Wuhan was building hospitals; NYC is still building luxury rentals. We need a moratorium on non-emergency/safety related construction activity NOW @NYCMayor @NYCSpeakerCoJo

    12. These luxury buildings are New York City tough!

    Condo construction before 8:30 am this morning. How can residents of Crown Heights self quarantine with this noise? One of my neighbors says she has flu-like symptoms. Next to the Bishop Orris G. Walker Jr. Health Care Center too @NYCMayor @NYCMayorsOffice @NYGovCuomo @NYGov

    13. A virus can't stop another CVS from being built!

    @CuomoPrimeTime @melissadderosa @ChrisCuomo Guess these fellas and their families don’t factor into the wave. @NYGovCuomo @NYCMayor @NYC_DOB SUSPEND ALL BUILDING PERMITS! CONSTRUCTION WORKERS ARE PEOPLE TOO!

    14. No, in a time like this, people need hope. They need buildings with a waterfall in the lobby:

    Not even a deadly worldwide pandemic can stop a New York City real estate developer from digging out the basement of a new luxury condo building in Brooklyn. @NYCMayor @NYGovCuomo

    15. Thank you, New York, for proving that we don't stop for anyone.

    This is hardly social distancing. Yet the luxury building boom in NYC continues unabated... apparently essential? #coronavirus

    Unless someone with more money wants us to stop.