Steel beams invade Brownsville apartment

A Brownsville mother came home this week to find steel beams coming through her wall.



Rikaya Carroway and her 9-year-old daughter came back from a trip and found a mess in their Glenmore Plaza apartment. Carroway says she opened her bedroom door and saw four beams sticking out of her wall.



There has been ongoing construction around the building. Carroway says she asked workers about it and they told her that they needed to install the beams to shore up work they were doing outside the apartment.



Carroway says both she and her daughter sleep in the living room because they don't feel safe in the bedroom. "When I came in, there was cement on the pillows and dust on the pillows. That's very dangerous," she says.



Carroway reached out to NYCHA, but has yet to receive an answer as to why the beams are coming through the wall.



News 12 contacted NYCHA, who is now apologizing. A spokesperson says a contractor doing brickwork drilled through the exterior into the apartment.



News 12 is told the contractor will be removing the beams tomorrow and then NYCHA crews will repair the wall.


sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 5 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login, create an account or subscribe to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."