WILLIAMSBURG — A portion of a three-story building collapsed on Wythe Avenue Wednesday morning, the FDNY said.
The front of the structure, near South 9th Street, came down about 11:20 a.m., spilling bricks on the sidewalk and into the street, officials and witnesses said.
"I'm home by myself watching Degrassi and I hear something like an earthquake," said Pauline Bazile, 18. "I ran downstairs to find out this whole building collapsed."
No one was injured, a fire official said.
"We prayed that there were no victims, that no cars were passing by," said Anna, who said she has lived across the street for 18 years.
Anna, who declined to give her last name, said the building was old.
"The walls were going to come down anyway," she added.
Inspectors from the Department of Buildings were responding to the scene, a spokeswoman said.
The cause of the collapse was not immediately known.