All residents of the building have been evacuated and the MTA has a bus on scene to help shelter the few dozen evacuees, according to the FDNY.
A and D express trains were running on the local track Saturday, after a train reportedly lost a wheel on the Upper West Side.
Police have since given the all clear, but at least a dozen police officers dressed in camouflage SWAT gear and carrying guns searched the church and adjacent buildings for an hour before announcing it was safe.
A chemical mishap in a high school science lab Tuesday sent more than two dozen people to hospitals to be checked out, and forced the evacuation of the school for the rest of the day.
After nearly two weeks, some residents were just returning to Staten Island Saturday.
Bellevue Hospital was evacuating 500 patients Wednesday due to damage from Superstorm Sandy.
EMTs from as far away as Florida and Texas are in New York helping out.
New York University Langone Medical Center was evacuated Monday night, after power went out and generators subsequently began to go down.
The resort community of Fire Island was one of the first areas to go under a mandatory evacuation order for Hurricane Sandy Sunday afternoon.
Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano said Sunday evening that police will be on the scene to protect the areas subjected to evacuation, and those that try to enter “will be arrested and put away immediately.”
Rockaway Beach was on the list for areas of New York City deemed Zone A for evacuation purposes, and by Sunday night, Hurricane Sandy had sent the floodwaters rising.
Bloomberg warned residents who live in Zone A that all elevators in the zone will be shut down at 7 p.m. and urged residents to get to higher ground quickly, before subways and bus service is shut down.
A mandatory evacuation order has been issued for low-lying areas in Jersey City.
All 5,900 residents of the town of Belmar, N.J. have been ordered to evacuate immediately.
Suffolk County officials have called for a mandatory evacuation of Fire Island by 2 p.m. Sunday.