Some apartment residents in the fashionable Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan got the shock of their lives Monday night, as Hurricane Sandy’s winds literally ripped the stone facade from their building.
A neighbor across the street captured the crash on video, along with the brave reactions of firefighters who ran into harm’s way to investigate.
No injuries were reported, but apartment hunters can now see firsthand what $4,695 per month will buy in New York City: a three-bedroom dwelling with lots of natural light and ventilation.
A neighborhood resident tweeted Monday evening that this wasn’t the first time the building at 92 Eighth Avenue has seen this sort of trouble:
Firefighters went in and rescued the residents. Some residents said same thing happened to same building 20 years ago.
— Meg Robertson (@MegRobertson) October 29, 2012