January sees big jump in value of construction

first_imgJust as impressive is the year-over-year monthly revenue increase for the city. It also went up more than six fold to $28,300 from $4,400. However, these early 2014 numbers come on the heels, of a very solid performance in 2013. – Advertisement -The twelve month construction value last year was $135,600,000 and that was more than double the 2012 total of $63,600,000.last_img

New York hunt continues for Halloween rape suspect

first_img As she faded in and out of consciousness, the man put on a ski mask, tied her up and gagged her with duct tape, and molested her, she said. She also recalled him videotaping the attack. The man left at about 7 the next morning, leaving the victim naked and bound to her bed. She managed to free herself and call police. Police believe Braunstein knew the woman and had an obsession with her. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEW YORK – He is not a killer, a mobster or a terrorist. But a bizarre sexual assault, a cat-and-mouse manhunt and a tabloid feeding frenzy have combined to make a failed fashion writer named Peter Braunstein the most wanted man in New York City. Detectives want to question Braunstein, 41, about a Halloween night episode in which a woman was molested for 13 hours by a man who bluffed his way into her apartment by posing as a firefighter coming to her rescue. Police cannot find him – despite a $12,000 reward, a mugshot that has become a front-page mainstay and repeated appeals by his father to give up. “If only he would turn himself in because he needs help very, very badly,” said Alberto Braunstein. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Police have been dealing with a slew of possible Braunstein sightings. The most recent, on Thursday – by a Brooklyn shop owner who believes he sold Braunstein a cup of coffee – fueled the latest breathless headlines: “I SAW THE FIEND!” (New York Daily News) and “KEEP THE CHANGE: Fire fiend flees coffee shop & cops” (New York Post). Police converged on the area with bloodhounds, a SWAT team and a helicopter but found no Braunstein. A law enforcement official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Friday that detectives have evidence he may have left the city within the past week. The official would not elaborate. The saga began Halloween night, when a man dressed in full fire gear set two tiny blazes – later extinguished by real firefighters – inside an apartment building in Manhattan’s Chelsea section. With smoke filling the hallway, he pounded on the victim’s door and announced he was from the “FDNY.” The 34-year-old woman told detectives that when she opened her door, the fake firefighter pulled a gun on her, then covered her face with a rag soaked in some type of chemical. last_img read more