Asher Vongtau, 19, was freed about 5 p.m. Sunday by the
Vongtau was taken to Bellevue Hospital where he was listed in stable condition on Monday.
It is not known how the university sophomore got stuck in the space, between the 17-story dorm at 80 Lafayette St. and the garage.
Vongtau was stuck near the ground floor, officials told reporters.
Rescuers broke through a cinder block wall to free the student.
Vongtau was conscious and able to speak when firefighters reached him.
His relatives told reporters that they had been frantic.
"My son is the most responsible kid in the world," Vongtau's distraught mother, Habiba Vongtau, told the New York Daily News on Sunday night as she traveled by Greyhound from her Pittsburgh home.
"So many thoughts went through my head: Did he get hit by a car? Did he get attacked? Was he lying somewhere hurt? It was just crazy," she told the newspaper.