Roof collapses partially at vacant Manhattan building
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
NEW YORK - The roof of a vacant building in Manhattan has partially collapsed.
Firefighters say there are no reported injuries.
The city's Department of Buildings says the third-floor roof partially caved in Wednesday after the roof joints were removed without a permit.
City officials say the building is structurally sound and not in danger of collapsing.
But the buildings department has ordered a stop to all work at the building. It also has issued a violation to the building's owner.
Last month, the owner applied for a permit to demolish the building. But the buildings department hasn't issued one.