The crane that collapsed and terrified Midtown residents and visitors as it dangled over the road during Superstorm Sandy has been rebuilt by an area hotel in gingerbread form, according to a published report.
West 57th Street in Midtown has reopened to pedestrian traffic, with the crane that collapsed during Superstorm Sandy now secured.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Saturday urged everyone who might need shelter to seek it out as the temperature drops, and slammed the Long Island Power Authority for not attending more promptly to outages in the Rockaways.
The crane had been blown over on Monday as winds from Sandy began picking up. The rig’s arm dangled precariously and forced evacuations in the thick of the storm.
More than 3,000 triathletes competed in the 12th Annual Aquaphor New York City Triathlon, and a commuter alert was in effect on Sunday for people traveling on the west side of Manhattan.
Flames broke out inside a three-story building in Brooklyn just after 5:30 on Saturday morning.