A two-year-old was hit by falling debris at 305 West End Avenue at 74th street around 11 a.m. on Sunday and knocked unconscious, according to FDNY and media reports.
Update, 10 p.m.: The Times reports that the two-year-old girl and her grandmother were sitting on a bench next to the Esplanade when a “swath” of the brick facade “rained down” on them. The child was hit in the head. The Buildings Department issued a violation “for a failure to maintain the property in a safe and code compliant manner” and is making the property owner construct a sidewalk shed, according to the Times.
Council member Helen Rosenthal sent out a notice saying “I am working with DOB to ensure this building is made safe as soon as possible for everyone on our streets.”
Kim, who sent the photos above and below, said a doorman told her the debris fell from the window pictured below. There was debris under that window that was roped off by police.
The building is known as The Esplanade and is a senior residence.
FDNY was called at 11:05 a.m. and took the child and an adult to Cornell hospital. The child was listed in critical condition, while the adult had minor injuries.
On Friday, we reported on another building on 104th street where debris had fallen from a building and damaged a car.
Photos by Kim.