BDE: Eric Salitsky, Victim in Fatal Sanitation Truck Accident
By: Boropark24 Staff
We are deeply saddened to inform you of the passing of Eric Salitsky, z”l, a Boro Park resident, a deeply talented architect and designer who loved biking and the outdoors. He was the victim in the fatal crash on 9th Avenue earlier this morning.
As he was riding his bike down 9th avenue, near 37th Street, a garbage truck hit him, likely without even realizing it. He was niftar from his injuries shortly thereafter.
He worked at the architectural firm ESKW/Architects, and wrote the following on his personal website, giving us a glimpse into his life:
“In the summer of 2019 I was awarded the Stewardson Keefe LeBrun travel grant from the Center for Architecture of New York. This grant allowed me to travel to cities in North America and Europe to document the design of spaces... I visited airports, hospitals, universities, and other public institutions in New York, Boston, London, Manchester, Zurich, and Berlin to investigate how people of different faiths share sacred space. Through my travels, I will discovered exemplary spaces that are both functional and inspiring.”
He had an impressive design portfolio, and was involved in many design projects.
On his LinkedIn page he wrote: “Eric Salitsky is an intermediate architectural designer with a unique passion for sacred space and sustainable design. He aspires to build beautiful, sustainable, and awe-inspiring spaces to create harmonious environments for the public to engage with themselves and each other.”
This accident cut short a young life brimming with talent and energy. Chessed Shel Emes and Misaskim was on the scene to ensure kavod haniftar.
Yehi Zichro Baruch.
Photos by: Dovid Jaroslawicz