Construction workers from Hudson Yards seen enjoying “liquid lunch”

McGarry's pub has been a watering hole for about 20 workers at least two weeks running

New York Weekend Edition /
Jul.July 15, 2018 09:10 AM

(Credit from left: Michael Bentley, TripAdvisor, Wikimedia Commons)

A block away from where Related Companies‘ Hudson Yards development is rising, construction workers were seen drinking heavily at a pub on their lunch breaks.

McGarry’s pub on Ninth Avenue between 33rd and 34th Street opens at 11 a.m. and, on the past two Fridays, has filled with about 20 construction workers who consume multiple drinks in under an hour, according to the New York Post.

On July 6, Post reporters observed one construction worker drink five Jameson shots and four Stoli and sodas in 45 minutes before re-entering the construction site at 500 West 33rd Street.

On July 13, the reporters witnessed a similar scene with about 20 construction workers ordering beers at the pub before moving on to drinking shots. After 50 minutes, three workers from the group were seen going into an area marked “construction workers only” at 33rd and 10th Avenue.

As of April, The New York Times estimated about 4,000 construction workers report to job sites at Hudson Yards on a given day.

A spokesperson for Related told the Post the developer has “a zero-tolerance policy for alcohol or drugs being used by personnel working on-site.” [NYP]Erin Hudson


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