Monday, July 16, 2012
House collapses in Brooklyn
From Eyewitness News:
Angry neighbors are demanding answers after a building they have complained about for years suddenly collapsed.
No one was inside the vacant residential building on Ovington Avenue, between 5th and 6th Avenues, in Bay Ridge.
A call came in about the collapse just after 3 a.m.
Neighbors had no choice to evacuate as a precaution after the house next door caved-in.
No one was injured and the cause was not immediately clear, but the building had been vacant for the last five years and left to deteriorate by the landlord, Mousa Khalil.
Seventeen complaints have been called-in since 2004. City inspectors issued three violations. It was last inspected in June after the second floor collapsed.