Carroll Gardens Brownstone That Unexpectedly Collapsed Will Be Demolished

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Blog, Breaking News, Real Estate.


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If you thought you were at least safe indoors in New York City, this news will be unnerving.

(by Alissa Fleck)

Around 1 a.m. a brownstone in Carroll Gardens—a multiple family home previously listed at $3,500,000—partially collapsed last week, according to Gothamist. All residents were successfully evacuated without injury from the building once previously described as “filled with grandeur and charm.” Neighbors were evacuated from the scene as well, and police say nearby subway service was also briefly disrupted.

The couple who own the building say they paid over $1.5 million for it in 2004, reports Gothamist. They say it never underwent any construction during their ownership. The Buildings Department determined the brownstone will need to be entirely demolished, a process which will begin immediately.

Sisi Schneider, who co-owns the home with her husband, told the New York Times the city had been “amazing” in helping out her tenants. Rest assured if your building collapses the city—most likely—won’t leave you out to dry (and in this heat, dry you will).

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