Lookout below! Big chunk of building blows off in storm

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The mini-hurricane that blew through Brooklyn on Thursday morning sent a chunk of a Clinton Street building crashing to the pavement in Brooklyn Heights — though, miraculously, no one was injured.

An eight-foot-by-eight-foot stucco slab felt to the corner of Clinton and Remsen Streets, in front of the Bolton’s clothing store, which remained closed on Friday, surrounded by yellow police tape.

The missing chunk of the building provided additional evidence that something had gone terribly wrong.

Construction crews are currently repairing the damage, and plan on inspecting the rest of the façade in the next few days, according to the building supervisor, but some pedestrians are still worried.

“It’s a little scary,” said Bay Ridge resident Pearl Weiss. “It makes me a little nervous. You would think the building should be stronger than that.”

The Department of Buildings issued a violation to the building owner and ordered that a protective scaffolding be installed.

Updated 5:11 pm, July 9, 2018
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kelly from cobble hill says:
that Boltons store has been closed for like a year
Feb. 17, 2009, 4:54 pm

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