We’re Gonna Drywall Like It’s 1997

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There was a New York Building Congress breakfast the other day where it was revealed that, in two years, the construction workforce will be down to a bit more than 100,000, the smallest it's been since the development dark ages of 1997. But since more than half of all the construction in the pipeline is city- and state-funded, how much building really gets done depends on whether those budgets dry up. Cuddle-Guv Paterson, please don't stop the building … except for that jackhammer right outside our window. [NYO]