A 50-foot-long section of the wall, behind 96 Overlook Avenue on Emerson Hill, collapsed just before midnight, after a day of torrential rain, and sent people fleeing from their homes at the base of the hill on Richmond Road.
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Mr. D’Amato had erected the 200-foot-long wall without a permit, buildings officials said. He eventually obtained one, but the wall was never inspected by the city, only by Mr. D’Amato’s own engineer, who at the time was on probation by state officials for gross negligence, records show.
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The abrupt collapse late Monday night of the wall next to John D'Amato's four-story home at 96 Overlook Ave. in tony Dongan Hills came five years after a neighbor sued the politically connected lawyer charging the construction posed a threat to her home.
D'Amato settled that suit in 2003 by buying neighbor Carla Immatteo out of her Richmond Road home - which was evacuated after the wall collapse.
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