"[T]he man pushed me out and said, 'Happy New Year'"

“When I got into the elevator, I felt it dropping and I thought my feet would get caught in the gap but the man pushed me out and said, ‘Happy New Year,’” Sanchez told The Post on Friday in Spanish.

But suddenly, the malfunctioning ​elevator dropped farther and Brown’s body was caught between ​it and the third floor, Sanchez said.

“I saw he was trapped and the elevator was crushing him. It was awful,” she said.