Stability Issues at 6 Avenue B Result in Crumbling ‘Parapet Wall’

Posted on: December 3rd, 2014 at 5:33 am by
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We came across this crime scene tape yesterday evening outside the long-vacant, mysterious 6 Avenue B. It was around 6pm and a host of first responders were parked curbside and inside the tenement itself. Littering the wet pavement were small collections of debris that had fallen from above. The building is crumbling, it seems.

According to a fresh complaint on file with the Department of Buildings, the stability of 6 Avenue B is compromised. Something about the FDNY requesting a formal inspection due to “parapet wall collapse.” No vacate order is listed just yet, though, full or otherwise. Firefighters on hand informed us that nobody was hurt from the falling concrete.

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The six-story building is owned by the estates of deceased brothers Arthur and Abraham Blasof, and the upper floors have been vacant for at least the last two decades. The liquor store that operated in the ground level closed back in 2009 upon the death of its owner. Chico created a memorial mural several months later in 2010. But other than that, not much has happened here in the interim.

EV Grieve has more on the detailed saga with this building over the years.

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