Photos: Scaffolding Collapses At Coney Island’s Amalgamated Warbasse Houses


A reader sent these photos in, showing that scaffolding has collapsed around the Amalgamated Warbasse Houses at 2800 West 5th Street on the Brighton Beach – Coney Island border.

We really hope no one has been hurt in this collapse, or in any of the other incidents we’re increasingly hearing about.


  • llitvin

    Warbasse just got dis-amalgamated :)

    • concerned resident

      The management is absent again. The board must be voted out! They are not doing their job. We are being told that it may take 3 weeks to restore the power in Warbasse buildings. People have nowhere to go. No power. No water. The elderly are stuck in high floors and no one has helped them.

      • AAP

        Warbasse has been contending with two particular sets of circumstances that made restoration of electrical power especially
        challenging and time consuming. First, when the Warbasse buildings were constructed in the 1960s, critical electrical equipment, including the transformers for each building, were installed in sub-basements. This engineering decision may have made sense at the time, but now in retrospect it is clear than no one anticipated a corrosive salt water flood of the magnitude that we just experienced. Second, approximately eight years ago, a decision was taken to disconnect Warbasse from Consolidated Edison. This decision of the co-op board at the time may have resulted in saving money on electrical energy costs for Warbasse residents, but it put our apartment complex at a disadvantage,
        compared to other apartment complexes that remained customers of Con Ed, in not being able to access the extensive resources available to Con Ed – resources that Warbasse could never afford on its own. These two strategic issues will have to be addressed by management and the board at a later date.

        • warbasseResident

          warbasse was NEVER a con ed customer. it and its sister mitchell lama coops all had their own power plants.

  • Is this building where is Warbasse nursery school?

  • theUrbanographer

    Someone should call the property management company or sidewalk shed company and alert them

  • its the building across from it

  • Lena

    No security or other staff on premises. The metal sheets are flying around like sharp knives

    • MyBrooklyn

      nobody cares


    heard it fall but didnt know what it was that fell….

  • ThisCaneWasCriticial

    All the scaffolding has blown away its looking horrible right now !

  • fed up neighbor

    theses building cannot run power plant incompetent. mgmt lame

  • lee

    when the lights and power lectricy be ack???

  • jason
    • Kathy

      I live in that bldng do u want me to stop by and see how is he doing?

  • Building2B

    Has anybody heard about a Gas leak in the building?

  • Kathy

    No security, no management, at least they could post some updates…(like those unnecessary papers they put under the door every week ) People still with out water or electricity WTF ?!?!

  • Kathy

    go to and you can apply to a emergency assistance, FEMA would pay around $100 for the food that was damaged due to no electricity etc


    Is the rat problem real in Warbasse? They said the gas leak is fixed. Smell in the staircase of my building is horrendous. Why cant they use a generator to pump water into the roof tanks?

  • l

    What is Dominick Recchia and alec krasny doing?

  • Kathy

    As I just heard cheef of ConEd sitting in the truck by warrbasse and prommissed lights by tonight. Will keep my finguers crossed :)))

  • Mayya

    Does anybody know if at least cold water is restored at warrbasse?

  • chary fano-manango

    That was really a scary thing. It must have a safety something or security.
    Perth scaffolding