Quote – Charles F. Noyes “who represents owners of many store and loft buildings in Manhattan”.

Not only is this against the principal of home rule, but such legislation transfers the enforcement of the law to an unknown and untried body of men and takes it out of the hands of the Fire Department….one of the most efficient departments of the City of New York.

“Factory Law Amendments: Realty Interests to Make Vigorous Protest Against Proposed Law”, New York Times.

Sunday, March 23, 1913