Sunday, March 8, 2009

Pizzeria 123 Followup

Some pix of the aftermath. Im glad everyone was ok, although in one of these pix, you can tell the owner was into concrete up to his hips by the residue on his jeans.

Hopefully no one has to go homeless over this...lets wait till all the facts are in before heads roll. I hope the prospective buyers at 2280 FDB are given the option of backing out. This story has legs, so I'll try to get info as best I can.
Packing up the firehoses (this is why false alarms can be such a bummer).

Impromptu press conf...

note tool taking cell phone pix in backround. Also note Ti-Hua Chang in lower right in taupe raincoat.
Night shots.

Friday, March 6, 2009

2280 FDB Building Collapse

I really want Harlem Hybrid to be a forum for positivity, but I just couldn't ignore the cavalcade of sirens, helicopters and fire trucks that interrupted my daily yoga. Apparently the building next to the 2280 FDB construction site suffered a partial collapse as they were shoring up its southern retaining wall. It does appear there are people trapped underneath the debris on the first floor occupied by Pizzeria 1-2-3. More info as it becomes available. Here's some preliminary pix...

They had been pumping concrete up against the building to shore it up. But I guess the pressure for the retailing wall was too strong...

and it pushed it into Pizzeria 123.

Closeup of the damage.

Another prompt and professional response by the NYPD, FDNY and DOB. I hope everyone is ok.