MANHATTAN — A chunk of cornice fell off a five-story vacant building in Sugar Hill and onto the street below on Wednesday evening, officials said.
The incident took place around 6 p.m. at 142 Edgecombe Ave., where a building is under construction, a fire spokesman said.
No one was injured, he added, and it was not immediately clear what had caused the chunk of building to fall.
A spokeswoman for the Department of Buildings said the fire department has since removed all loose debris, and the DOB has issued a full stop work order for the site.
The agency has also issued a violation against the construction company for failing to safeguard all persons and property affected by construction operations.