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Building collapse in Clinton Hill injures four

June 22, 2009 09:02AM

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A four-story building collapsed yesterday, injuring four people and forcing the evacuation of several buildings nearby, officials said. The building, at 493 Myrtle Avenue in Clinton Hill, was cited for having a crack in its facade last month, received complaints from tenants of shaking and vibrations, as well as a violation for work on the building without proper permits, according to the Times. The building, which is owned by William Sang, had apartments on the upper three floors and Vesper Bar and Lounge occupied the ground floor. City Council member Letitia James, who represents the district, said a four-story building at 491 Myrtle Avenue, which was attached to the fallen building and suffered significant damage, would have to be demolished. [NYDN] and [NYT] and [Post]

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