Cracks found in an apartment building on the Upper East Side have forced tenants to evacuate.
The FDNY said a total but temporary vacate order has been issued for 300 East 96th Street. An exterior crack was found on a load-bearing wall.
It’s unclear how long the cracks have been there, but fire officials are worried about a possible partial collapse. Barricades have been set up near the building to ensure people remain a safe distance from it.
No injuries have been reported. It's unclear when residents will be allowed to return.
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