I only saw one Red-tailed Hawk today, atop the Con Edison Building tower. A fellow Hawk-watcher informed me later that one of the Hawks was roosting at the Red Roost Inn this evening.
In all my years living in New York I never saw that workers used rope and wood ladders to descend into manholes:
Just for fun I found this interesting manual titled "EMPIRE CITY SUBWAY COMPANY (LIMITED) MANHOLE STANDARDS".
Hawk looking southwest:
Peeks into the hole where the park Christmas Tree stood: