Happy Monday: UES Building Explodes, Collapses


A four-story townhouse at 62nd between Park and Madison has collapsed in an explosion at around 8:40 this morning; there's now a significant fire at the location. There are multiple (4 or more) injuries, but the surrounding luxury apartment buildings are still standing. Other details are sketchy so, in the absence of real information, we'll defer to the 1010 WINS approach: uninformed hysteria, complemented by wrath-of-God graphics.

Also worth noting: the headquarters for billionaire Ron Perelman's Revlon are located directly across the street from the site of the explosion. You'd think Ellen Barkin wouldn't botch such an easy job.

Building Explodes and Collapses in NYC [1010 WINS]