From our Robert Sietsema comes this photo of the scaffolding fall at 222 West 14th Street, which occurred at around 7:45 this morning. The FDNY tells us they are still on the scene securing the area, and while they were initially concerned over injuries, there appear to be none — except to a car that was crushed. Some residents of the building had to evacuate.
The Fire Department does not at this point know what caused the scaffolding to fall.
Be aware that your travel may be limited this morning in the vicinity of 14th Street.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on December 16, 2011