Three-story brownstone collapses in Carroll Gardens, no injuries reported

July 02, 2012 12:30PM

A 3,750-square-foot, three-story residential brownstone building located at 241 Carroll Street in Carroll Gardens collapsed early this morning with six people inside, DNAinfo reported. There were no reports of injuries.

“I could see the whole wall was gone,” Ed Mannix, a resident who lives nearby, told DNAinfo of the partial collapse, in which two sides of the building sustained damage. “You could see into every floor. It looked like the whole wall peeled off.”

Department of Buildings Crews were looking into the cause of the collapse and will begin demolishing the building today. Vacate orders were issued to four nearby buildings.

According to, the building was built around 1920, and according to city records, a man named Howard Schneider purchased it in 2004 for $1.54 million. [DNAinfo]