East Village Building Collapse Information

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Inter-Agency Update on East Village Explosion and Building Collapse



  • FDNY Marshals and NYPD Arson and Explosive Unit investigators have reached basement level
  • Investigation is ongoing


  • Two lanes of southbound traffic now open on 2nd Avenue from 9th to 13th as of approximately 9:30 this morning
  • More streets may open throughout the rest day


  • An additional cat that was missing since last week’s explosion has been found alive and reunited with its owner
  • Yvonne Collery, who was missing two cats, was reunited with Lulu last night at around 10:30PM
  • The ASPCA, FDNY, NYPD, and NYCEM are still working to locate the remaining missing animals


  • Currently located at 331 East 10th Street, the Reception Center will move to the Community Board 3 Office, located at 59 East 4th Street, on Friday April 3rd
  • Hours of operation at the new location will be from 9 AM to 5 PM on Friday, 4/3, and 9 AM to 3 PM Saturday, 4/4
  • The center will be closed on Sunday, 4/5
  • Hours of operation will be from 12 PM to 9 PM on Monday, 4/6, and Tuesday, 4/7

Multi-Agency Debris Operation

  • To allow for FDNY marshals and NYPD Arson and Explosives Unit investigation to continue, debris removal will continue intermittently
  • Approximately 4,400 cubic yards of debris searched and removed as of  this morning
    • Estimated to be more than half of the debris on site
    • This represents 85 trailer loads of debris removed
    • Each cubic yard weighs approximately one ton
    • The debris is now below


  • A total of 296 air samples have been collected and analyzed as of 7:00 PM last night
  • All samples are negative for asbestos fibers

Learn more at the NYC Emergency Management

Updated 4/2/15