Much of the eastern wall of 241 Carroll Street (between Court and Smith streets) came down, exposing the interior of the regal brownstone. A gash extended from roof-to-ground, and included much of the home’s south wall as well, according to AP.
The collapse took place at 1:13 a.m. Monday, leaving six residents unable to return to their apartments. Two families on the first and second floors were on vacation. Police say work had been done in the building and that city building inspectors are investigating.