That awning collapse in Union Square isn’t the only bit of mayhem the winter storm hath wrought. In Bushwick today, the metal roof of a vacant factory at 45 Morgan Avenue partially collapsed early this morning, due to the weight of snow. The fire department responded at 9:45 a.m., according to a spokesperson, and were still there into the late morning. There were no injuries.
And across from Stuyvesant Square Park, falling ice shattered the back windshield of the Jetta you see here. The car was towed around 1 p.m. after officers were unable to locate its owner (one of them speculated he or she might be stuck working at the adjacent Beth Isreal Hospital). Police were prepared to move four or five more precariously placed vehicles from Nathan D. Perlman Place, near First Avenue, so that a crew could go on the roof of the building to break up all the ice.
“Then we can all go home,” said an officer.
Of course, these two incidents are just the tip of the proverbial iceberg.