Crane-damaged eatery gets reprieve

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A Manhattan judge’s orders might save a Turtle Bay restaurant damaged by the March 15 crane collapse that killed seven people. Justice Milton Tingling ordered the owner of 946 Second Avenue, which houses the eatery Crave Ceviche, not to demolish the five-story building. The restaurant’s 10-year lease with Ascot Properties allows the landlord to demolish the building in case of irreparable damage. Crave’s lawyers say Ascot is putting off repairs because it wants to building an office tower, but Ascot’s lawyers say it has not decided on what to do with the property.

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