Emergency crews are at the scene of a fire and building collapse in New York City's East Village. The chief spokesman for the city's fire department told The New York Times, "It was probably a gas thing, it looks like...But that’s not confirmed."
Sara Johnson is the associate editor, design news at ARCHITECT. Previously, she was a fellow at CityLab. Her work has also appeared in San Francisco, San Francisco Brides, California Brides, DCist, Patchwork Nation, and The Christian Science Monitor. Follow her on Twitter at @SaraA_Johnson.