A chunk of masonry - weighing 40 to 50 pounds, witnesses claim - fell from the upper floors of a 25-story co-op at 45 Tudor City Place at around noon and caved in the hood of a brand new parked BMW.
50-POUND CHUNK BEANS A BEEMER
The Department of Buildings said crews from East Coast Restoration and Consulting Corp. of Manhattan were repairing the façade, when a piece of decorative terracotta fell.
Residents at the address, just south of the United Nations, have made prior complaints, the latest being April 22. It said work on a façade was causing scaffolding to "bang against [a woman's] window and that her window is not protected," according to the department's Web site.
But the department, which said the matter was "resolved," noted "no scaffold [was] found hitting window, no debris falling at the time of inspection."