Ocean Hill family: It's raining bricks

BROOKLYN - It rained cats and dogs Friday, but an Ocean Hill family says it?s also been raining bricks.

The Josephs live next door to a vacant, crumbling church on Bergen Street. For years, the family says, pieces of the building have tumbled down every time it rains.

Records show that the family has filed numerous complaints about the falling debris with the Buildings Department, dating back to 2007.

The Josephs say today?s storm has made it worse than ever: they awoke early this morning to a crash after a piece of church wall fell over. Myris Joseph says she?s worried that something could happen to one of her four children.

News 12 Brooklyn reached out to the Buildings Department for comment, but it has yet to respond.

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