Bushwick church struggles with repairs

The New York City Department of Buildings has issued a violation to the Dutch Protestant Reform Church of South Bushwick for not keeping up with

BUSHWICK - The New York City Department of Buildings has issued a violation to the Dutch Protestant Reform Church of South Bushwick for not keeping up with repairs to its damaged bell tower.

Pieces of wood have been falling from the church, and church officials say they're struggling to pay for the needed repairs.

Jefferson Scantlebury, the church's vice president, says the bell tower was damaged during last year's tornado. The Bushwick Avenue church is currently trying to find a way to pay for repairs, estimated to cost thousands of dollars, after not receiving insurance money.

The local fire chief says the bell tower is safe, though neighbors are still afraid a gust of wind could send it falling down.

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