Multiple 'Explosions' Reported on Roosevelt Island: NYC Residents Feel Buildings Shake

Written by Henrik Rothen

Jan.02 - 2024 3:02 PM CET

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NYC Residents Feel Buildings Shake.

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In the early hours of a Tuesday morning, residents of Manhattan and Queens in New York City experienced a startling event.

Reports of what sounded like small explosions emanated from Roosevelt Island, causing a stir among the city dwellers. The New York City Fire Department swiftly responded to the situation at 580 Main Street, located south of the Roosevelt Island Bridge and Tram. The incident, which occurred just before 6 a.m. local time, led to buildings shaking, creating a wave of concern and confusion.

NYC Fire Wire reported on potential explosions on X (formerly Twitter), where a Manhattan resident replied, stating they felt their building shake on 66th and 1st.

The response from the fire department was prompt and efficient, bringing the situation under control by approximately 7:10 a.m. Despite the initial alarm, the incident resulted in no reported injuries, a relief to the community.

However, the event did cause power outages on Roosevelt Island, adding to the morning's challenges.

The fire department handed over the scene to Con Edison for further investigation and management. As of the report, Con Edison had not provided a comment on the incident.

According to NY Fire Wire they haven't found the source of the 'explosions' yet.

"Update on Roosevelt Island, no condition evident except minor underground vibrations felt my members on scene. They're still trying to find the source of the 'explosions'. Sandhogs arent operating."

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