Jennifer Rosoff stepped out to smoke a cigarette on the balcony of her corner apartment when she either leaned against or sat on the railing, police said.
Part of the iconic Astrotower at Coney Island will have to be demolished, after concerns about the tower’s structural stability prompted a shutdown of several amusements on the Brooklyn peninsula.
At exactly 7:36 a.m., the 11-story brick apartment building that formerly housed Coast Guard families was brought down with 200 pounds of dynamite.
Meanwhile, the woman and child crushed when the gate collapsed onto the Park Slope sidewalk Thursday are out of the hospital.
The MTA said that all work on the site of the crane collapse has been suspended until further notice as officials from the Department of Buildings, OSHA, NYPD and the District Attorney’s office investigate.
According to a report released Monday, an important elevator safety mechanism was apparently turned off when Suzanne Hart was crushed to death trying to take the lift to her office.
It happened at a building on 83rd Avenue near Queens Boulevard in Kew Gardens. Residents say the outside housing collapsed in the elevator shaft and slammed into the top of one of the cars.
Officials say crews were renovating the first floor when a support column inside gave way.
Some disabled residents of one apartment building in the Bronx feel trapped in their own homes, with the elevator they desperately need out of service for the last two months.
The Buildings Department said the attic in the house where 40-year-old Dorothy Adonolfi perished Friday did not have the appropriate permits.
Undercover investigators cracked down on dozens of spaces illegally converted into apartments, with living conditions that can put tenants and firefighters in danger.
“A lot these great trees have been here for 80, 100-years, and you know, it’s changed the character of this neighborhood forever,” said resident Jason Steinberg.
The one city block with the most severe structual damage from Thursday’s storm was Quincy Street in Bedford Stuyvesant. The NYC Buildings Department was on the scene where six row houses suffered major damage.
Carroll Gardens is an area known for its large, front gardens, but some homeowners have found another use for their front yard property – parking spots.