A three-story building collapsed on Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg on Tuesday afternoon, covering nearby parked cars in debris.
The facade of the three-story structure at 204 Bedford Ave., between N. Fifth and N. Sixth streets, came crashing down around 12:45 pm — but luckily the building was vacant at the time and no injuries have been reported so far, according to a spokesman for the police department.
Police, firefighters, and other emergency responders came to the scene and cleared away loose detritus around 2 pm.
First responders also evacuated the adjacent building at 208 Bedford Ave. and the restaurant at that building’s ground floor, Red Bowl, was closed at the time, according to reports on the scene.
The local 94th Police Precinct in a statement on Twitter urged people to stay away from the area and expect delays due to heavy police and fire department presence in the area.
Due to a building collapse on Bedford Ave, between North 5th & North 6th Street, please avoid the area if possible and expect delays when traveling through the area due to a heavy @NYPDnews & @FDNY presence at this time.
— NYPD 94th Precinct (@NYPD94Pct) August 4, 2020
The building collapse follows the arrival of tropical storm Isaias, which started battering the five boroughs Tuesday afternoon.
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