A window installer plucked from a scaffold that teetered about 70 stories above a Manhattan street says he called his mother while he was waiting to be rescued.

"I didn't tell her where I was. I just said 'Happy Birthday,"' Dan Sandler said.

It took firefighters about 30 minutes Thursday to rescue Sandler and fellow worker Tommy Florio from the condominium building.

"It was scary — I'm not going to lie," Florio said.

After the rescue they went to lunch, then back to work — repairing a window broken during their ordeal.