The Manhattan Brodsky Organisation, which owns the building, is located at 360 43rd Street in Manhattan. The organization said in a statement on Tuesday that it had completed its investigation of the concierge’s response to the March 29 attack.
The company said: “The complete video of the lobby shows that after the attacker left, the guard showed up to assist the victim and disembarked to a vehicle of the New York Police Department. Obviously, the necessary emergency and safety procedures were not followed. “
It added: “We are very frustrated and shocked by this incident, and we pay tribute to the victims.”
After the attack, the doorman was suspended, awaiting the results of the investigation. Housing residents defended these people in an open letter to the organization, saying that surveillance video is “most likely to make their behavior inappropriate” and they don’t believe the staff “make us as residents, our Midtown Manhattan neighborhood or our AAPI Failed (Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders) New Yorkers.”
Allegedly, 38-year-old Elliot made anti-Asian remarks against the woman during the physical attack. According to the New York Police Department, the woman suffered serious injuries, including contusions and pelvic fractures, and was treated in a Manhattan hospital.
The morning attacks took place in the context of attacks on Asians and Asian Americans, including the hot spring shooting in Atlanta, which killed 8 people, 6 of whom were Asian women.
The New York Police Department has recorded 31 anti-Asian hate crimes in the city so far this year, compared with zero in the same period last year.
The local union SEIU 32BJ referred to the two dismissed employees as the union’s guard and porter. President Kyle Bragg noted in a statement that the union “is composed of a majority of immigrants, black and brown workers.”
Bragg said: “According to the collective bargaining agreement between the two parties, both employees have the right to lodge a complaint. There is a contract procedure to challenge the dismissal. The employee has initiated the procedure, but the procedure has only just begun and it may take weeks or months. Time.” “We take anti-Asian hatred and all forms of discrimination seriously.”
Laura Ly of CNN contributed to this report.