If the effects of weather don’t remind each of us of our own mortality and the way Mother Nature could just as easily toss us aside as not, there was a frightening reminder of that Tuesday afternoon in Carroll Gardens. According to Brooklyn Paper (1), “Half of the red stucco front fell off the three-story building at around 3:30 pm,” Tuesday, leaving all the residents homeless.
It started with a crack which appeared during Monday’s storm at the building at 341 Sackett Street. The crack “expanded on Tuesday before splitting the façade in half.” Scary stuff. Fortunately, “there were no injuries.”
While no one was hurt, 14 people are still out of a home. “The rest of the building is structurally sound, but because the remaining façade is still at risk of falling, the Department of Buildings deemed the residence too dangerous to inhabit.” Apparently, “the American Red Cross was helping the buildings 14 residents relocate until the landlord can fix the building and they can return.”
It’s getting colder in New York. Let’s just hope these Carroll Gardens residents find permanent shelter before the big colds of November and January come in.