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ESDC statement on Ward Bakery

The Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC) has issued a statement:

“When the Empire State Development Corporation learned about the incident, the agency sent representatives to the scene to assess the situation.
Safety is our utmost concern and we’re very thankful no one was injured. Our team is conferring with the developer, the City, and various government agencies to find out exactly what happened and to help coordinate a thorough response.
We’re also awaiting the outcome of an investigation by the city’s Department of Buildings so we can take any necessary action.”

Note that a "thorough response" does not, as of yet, go as far as the request by Council Member Letitia James that work on the site should be halted immediately