A New Jersey man Monday night recalled the terrifying experience of watching a building partially collapse into a sinkhole in a resort near Orlando, Fla.
A wall of a building came crashing down in Washington Heights early Saturday, forcing dozens of people from their homes.
Crews on Saturday were expected to decide whether to save or demolish a Queens building after a dangerous collapse.
The two-story commercial building, located at Jamaica Ave. near 79th St., was vacant at the time.
Rescue crews were on the scene of a building collapse in Brooklyn on Friday.
A partial building collapse Tuesday afternoon forced more than a dozen people out onto the street in Harlem.
It happened in the Breezy Point section on the Rockaway Peninsula, which had earlier been flooded by Sandy. Nearly 200 firefighters have been on the scene since about 11 p.m. Monday.
“I thought I heard thunder, but it wasn’t thunder, something was like falling,” one neighbor said. “A fireman said, ‘You have to get out, we’re going to evacuate the building.’”
The side of the brownstone at 24 Carroll St., came crumbling down around 1:30 a.m. Monday with a family of six sleeping on the top floor, including three children, ages 8, 6 and an infant.
Dozens of rescue crews were called to the scene after part of an old warehouse at Broadway and West 131st Street in Morningside Heights crumbled just before 8 a.m. Thursday, according to the FDNY.
Firefighters frantically searched through the pile of concrete, pulling five workers out. Investigators said concrete being poured between the metal pillars buckled the building.