East Harlem Building Collapses (and A Fire Injures Two Near Lincoln Center)

An apartment building under construction in East Harlem collapsed on Tuesday. WCBS reports that when the building at 1863 Lexington Avenue collapsed, 12 construction workers were inside and only one suffered minor injuries.

Two adjoining buildings were evacuated. WCBS reports that the city’s Department of Finance owns the building, but PropertyShark.com lists developer Vincent Garrow as the owner.

There are several train disruptions due to the collapse, including no 6 train service between the Third Avenue-138th Street Station and the 86th Street Station, and no 4 train service between the 125th Street Station and the Borough Hall Station.

UPDATE: The violent day uptown continues. An apartment building near Lincoln Center, at 42 West 65th Street, suffered a three-alarm fire.

– John Koblin

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