A gas-related explosion is believed to have impacted four East Village buildings and injured 15, three critically.
At 3:17 p.m., private contractors were conducting plumbing and gas work inside 121 Second Avenue between East Seventh Street and St. Mark’s Place which caused an explosion that impacted 119, 121, 123 and 125 Second Avenue. The building at 121 partially collapsed and the one at 123 completely collapsed. Fire fighters are working on battling a fire at 119 Second Avenue, and that building is at risk of collapsing, officials said at a press conference this afternoon. Read More