The stretch of Sterling Place between Fifth and Sixth Avenues have been blocked off by police tape, and officers standing guard pointed upwards, toward St. Augustine Church's spire flèche, when I asked them what all the commotion was about.
"It's swaying, so we closed the street as a precaution," one officer told me amongst a small crowd of onlookers. "There's a chance that it could collapse, so a crane is coming to fix it."
It didn't appear to be swaying violently, but any movement is a bad thing. Apparently is was swaying a few feet in either direction during yesterday's windstorm. It does appear to be listing slightly in this view from my roof.