Monday, March 29, 2010

Monday Afternoon in Williamsburg: Building Collapse on Conselyea Street

We were coming out of the subway at Lorimer and Metropolitan at 2 p.m. when we saw fire trucks everywhere. A building had collapsed on Conselyea Street on our side of the street and across Lorimer. We didn't know if anyone was trapped in there. Some people said two people were, but we also heard a firefighter tell a man that nobody was in there. A man coming from as far away as Manhattan Avenue said he heard a loud bang. (UPDATE, 4 p.m.: Apparently four construction workers were injured in the collapse of 34 Conselyea and taken to the hospital. Here is the New York Times City Room blog post.)

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