Our Town, The West Side Spirit, Our Town Downtown and The Chelsea News join forces with 32BJ SEIU to host the Building Service Worker Awards annually.

The ceremony honors those working to keep New York City’s homes and workplaces running: from doormen and security guards, to office cleaners and window washers.

Nominations are now open for the 2024 Building Service Worker Awards, happening Thursday, October 24. Click here to nominate someone you know who is working hard to keep New York City’s buildings safe and clean.



Errol Louis

Errol Louis is the Political Anchor of Spectrum News NY1, where for years he’s hosted "Inside City Hall," a nightly prime-time show that focuses on New York politics.

He regularly interviews top political and cultural leaders – on the news, and on his podcast “You Decide with Errol Louis,” where listeners tune in each week to hear Louis discuss stories that have never been told, career highlights, and personal moments in intimate conversations with those shaping New York and beyond.

When he isn’t behind a TV camera or microphone, Louis is teaching the trade to future journalists at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, where he is an adjunct professor.

Prior to joining Spectrum News NY1, Louis served on the Daily News' editorial board, and he still pens weekly opinion columns for the newspaper. He also hosted a weekday talk show on AM1600 WWRL.

A graduate of New Rochelle High School, Louis attended Harvard College, where he graduated with a B.A. in Government. He also earned an M.A. in Political Science from Yale University and a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School.

The 2023 Building Service Worker Awards Honorees with NY1 Anchor and event emcee Errol Louis, 32BJ SEIU’s Kyle Bragg and Manny Pastreich, State Senator Cordell Cleare, and Jeanne Straus, publisher of Our Town, The West Side Spirit, The Chelsea News, and Our Town Downtown.

To become a sponsor, call 212-868-0190 or email advertising@strausnews.com.