Monday, July 2, 2012

Carroll Gardens Brownstone Collapses

A four-story brownstone in Carroll Gardens at 241 Carroll St. — across from Carroll Park and next door to P.S. 58 — collapsed at about 1 in the morning Sunday, forcing residents to evacuate.

The Brooklyn Eagle and DNAinfo report that the city buildings department demolishing what is left of the building.

Four floors came down in the rear of the building, Brooklyn Borough Commander James Leonard old DNAinfo. A family who lives on the first and second floors of the structure happened to be on vacation.

"They were very, very fortunate they were on vacation," Leonard said. "The collapse went through the children's bunk beds on the first floor.

UPDATE: According to Corcoran, part of the building had been rented for business purposes.

Photo courtesy Corcoran

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