06 April 2008


Residents scrambled to find cats and shelter after a crane collapsed in the midtown neighborhood known as Turtle Bay.
The residents of 17 buildings bordered by 50th and 51st Streets between First and Second Avenues were all asked to evacuate there homes, only being able to bring what they could grab while the Fire Department sought to stabilize buildings damaged by the broken crane.

Six people died in the collapse where the crane crushed a brownstone with several people inside.
Two tuxedo cats survived.

"One cat, Mr. Gloves, was found the day of the building collapse, huddled by a church door and coated in brick dust; the other, Gooksie, turned up 10 days later in an old coal chute under a nearby brownstone."

Amny.com:Turtle Bay neighbors unite to find cats after crane collapse

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