A building that had collapsed on a busy stretch of Bedford Avenue during tropical storm Isaias was demolished last week, as nearby residents whose homes had been vacated by the fire department in the aftermath were allowed to return.
Located on a busy stretch, the building once housed favorite neighborhood stores but was slated for demolition as part of a planned development.
One man was injured when hundreds of pounds of concrete and brick collapsed from the facade of a Crown Heights building Wednesday afternoon.
The building racked up complaints about instability and thousands of dollars of fines over 15 years, our sister pub Brooklyn Paper reports.
The owners of the Court Street building had been previously fined and there was a partial stop work order on the property, our sister pub Brooklyn Paper reports.
Dara Furlow was given six hours to pack up everything for herself and her three daughters before vacating the Bed Stuy home she’s owned for the past decade. It was October 13, the day after illegal excavation work two doors down caused a shared foundation wall to collapse.
A collapsed wall between 95 and 97 Quincy Street (the white building and red building above) has left two Bed Stuy homes slated for demolition and another pair potentially requiring the wrecking ball.
The roof of an under-construction building at 658 Washington Avenue in Prospect Heights collapsed around 9 a.m. this morning. No injuries have been reported.
DOB records confirm the collapse and building evacuation at the already long-vacant structure. The fire department called for the DOB to inspect the site “due to roof collapse of building under permitted alteration.” Above, the site in 2014.
A four-story building in Bed Stuy partially collapsed around 2:30 pm this afternoon, said the New York Post. The building was empty and three people had minor injuries from falling debris, according to tweets.
The building is located at 1438 Fulton Street (the Post incorrectly ID’d it as 1426 Fulton Street). The owner, Moses Strulowitz of CS Real Estate, is developing a large mixed-use complex here with 74 units, as we have reported before. (Incidentally, he’s the brother-in-law of murdered developer Menachem Stark).
Pictures and tweets from the scene below.
Yesterday, a commenter tipped us off to a construction accident in Clinton Hill. According to no-permits:
“there was a partial collapse and a worker who fell off a scaffold at 128 cambridge today. this is next to a very slow moving new construction project at 132 cambridge. 132 was a wood frame with a lot of potential that i don’t even know how they tore down because the block is landmarked.”
More info after the jump.