“Our borough is still reeling from the devastating partial building collapse that has impacted our Morris Heights community and has left over 100 residents displaced.

We are grateful for the quick response from the American Red Cross, our first responders, FDNY, NYPD, NYCEM, DOB, Community Board 5, the Hoodspitality Group, the Northwest Bronx Community and Clergy Coalition, school leadership and staff at PS 396/MS 390, my colleagues in government, and everyone else who has reached out and expressed a desire to help our neighbors. Thankfully, there have been no reported serious injuries or deaths as a result of this incident, and we are working closely to ensure the impacted families continue to receive support.

A reception center has opened for anyone affected by the partial building collapse at PS 396/MS 390 in the Bronx (1930 Andrews Avenue). As we get more information, we will make sure to share it with our community, but please continue to keep them in your prayers.”