The drone apparently fell out of the sky at 61st Street and Columbus around 6:30 p.m.
The drone landed near a delivery man riding a bicycle.
No one was injured. It's not yet known who the drone belongs to.
It's a radio-controlled quad copter that had a go-pro camera still rolling.
A man who works for fivethirtyeight.com witnessed and tweeted about the accident.
Just witnessed my first ever NYC drone crash, came down on the sidewalk on Culumbus/61st by this delivery guy. pic.twitter.com/EJrUUZzXqg— Jody Avirgan (@jodyavirgan) March 13, 2015
What are the ethics of caring for a downed drone? The go-pro on it was still filming, we pointed it at the delivery guy's phone number.— Jody Avirgan (@jodyavirgan) March 13, 2015
What a conundrum. How often does $1000 of electronics just plummet at your feet? Hopefully the go pro was transmitting back to the owner.— Jody Avirgan (@jodyavirgan) March 13, 2015