Park Slope brownstone collapse leaves two injured

August 2, 2013 Heather Chin
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A partial building collapse inside 464 First Street in Park Slope, left two people injured this morning — one of them a cop or firefighter who was responding to the scene.

Both victims were taken to New York Methodist Hospital with minor injuries.

The collapse occurred at around 11:39 a.m., which was when the Fire Department was notified. The city Buildings Department (DOB) also responded.

The brownstone, located off of Seventh Avenue, faced a $2,500 fine for a Class Two violation: a “major” safety and maintenance violation according to the DOB website, which noted that the owner had defaulted on the violation.

The building’s listed owner, Joan Turken, has also received two prior complaints against the building, both in April of this year, one stating the address was being used for illegal commercial manufacturing and the other for failure to maintain the property, as broken glass had been scattered around the area.

The area is currently cordoned off and, according to an FDNY spokesperson, there is no report of any structural damage to any neighboring brownstones.

We’ll update this story as more information becomes available.


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