By Carol Tannenhauser
The sky was flashing lightning late last Sunday afternoon. Thunder roared, and rain and wind buffeted the neighborhood. Our tipster (who preferred to remain anonymous) was getting her iPhone fixed at the Apple store on Broadway between 67th and 68th Streets, when she heard “a big bang, like a collision,” she emailed. “It did not sound like broken glass because, as you can see (from the pictures), the glass pretty much folded without shattering.”
She assumed that “lightning had struck the metal door handle,” causing the glass to “collapse.”
Another source with credible knowledge of the cause (but also a desire to remain anonymous) said it was the wind, however. An Apple manager declined to comment.
No one was injured.