Hurricane Causes Building Facade Collapse in Chelsea


The building facade at 92 8th Avenue in Chelsea, above the Muscle Maker Grill, collapsed this evening, presumably due to winds from Hurricane Sandy. City Council candidate Corey Johnson (@coreyinnyc) shot the photo above.

"The water level at the Battery #NYC has reached 11.25 feet, surpassing the all-time record of 11.2 feet set in 1821," according to the Weather Channel.

Con Edison has begun shutting off power to parts of lower Manhattan to protect circuits and equipment.