Photo: Adnan Islam via Twitter
Just moments ago, a loud explosion got many East Harlem residents and commuters taking to Twitter to ask “What the hell was that?!” Our own Alyssa Alimurung, who lives in the area, described it as a “loud boom and smoke” and others are reporting that two buildings have collapsed on 116th Street and Park Avenue. There is no word yet on the cause of the collapse. If you have any information, please let us know in the comments below.
Additional updates below.
A video of the smoke taken by Instagram user lovcole