At around 1:30 AM, the side wall of Number 241 Carroll Street, between Court Street and Smith Street collapsed and fell into the driveway of Public School 58 right next door. According to first reports, the 4-family, 25 foot- wide building, will have to be completely demolished.
Thankfully, everyone got out of the building alive. The homeowners and residents of neighboring houses have been evacuated.
Service to the F and the G was temporarily halted until the NYC Buildings Department could assess the situation, but the trains are now back in service.
Brownstoner featured the building as a House Of The Day back in 2008. It is a real beauty.
The building belongs to friends of mine, and I can't possibly imagine what they must be feeling right now.
***UPDATE***Here are some more photos pre-demo, including a photo from the late 1920's, showing the block pre-PS 58.
Click on the link below.
Pardon Me For Asking: Update: After Wall Collapse,Beautiful Old Carroll Gardens Brownstone At 241 Carroll Street Waiting For Demo