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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 29: The facade of an apartment building collapsed October 29, 2012 in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, New York. The storm, which threatens 50 million people in the eastern third of the U.S., is expected to bring days of rain, high winds and possibly heavy snow. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the closure of all New York City will bus, subway and commuter rail service as of Sunday evening. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images) NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 29: The facade of an apartment building collapsed October 29, 2012 in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, New York. The storm, which threatens 50 million people in the eastern third of the U.S., is expected to bring days of rain, high winds and possibly heavy snow. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the closure of all New York City will bus, subway and commuter rail service as of Sunday evening. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)  

Sandy strips construction facade from New York City apartment building [VIDEO]

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David Martosko
Executive Editor

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.

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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:

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