Residents call on city to raze unstable building

BROOKLYN - Residents in Bedford-Stuyvesant are calling on the city to tear down an unstable building they say is on the verge of collapse.

Neighbors say debris has been falling from the top floors of the vacant building at 103 Patchen Ave. for months.

According to residents, the New York City Department of Buildings promised to demolish the unstable structure after it was damaged by a fire one month ago, but it never came to pass. They say it is dangerous to nearby homes and pedestrians.

"We have a lot of activit[ies] with young kids, families passing by to go to the park walking their dogs," says neighbor Jennifer Edwards. "It needs to be torn down."

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Aziz Chirkeev, 20, was last seen April 3 1 Brighton Beach man missing for nearly two weeks
News 12 talks to viewers about how dating 2 Word on the Street: Dating apps and self-esteem
News 12 Long Island's Doug Geed takes a 3 Tasty Tuesday: Fresh spring ingredients
4 VIDEO: News conference from Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office
Actress Andrea Martin speaks to News 12's Elisa 5 Interview: Andrea Martin

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE