We are saddened to give an unfortunate update on Sunday's building collapse. As of yesterday evening, the residential building next door to the collapsed building- 491 Myrtle- was being demolished floor by floor. Apparently, this demolition continued as of this morning. The Department of Buildings and other City agencies have communicated to local business owners that all businesses on the north side of Myrtle must continue to stay vacated until this process is completed. From what we have been told, residents in most of the buildings on the block have been allowed to return for now.
As of yesterday evening, Myrtle Avenue from Hall to Emerson will remain closed for 3-4 days as debris is removed.
Our office is currently looking into the possibility of holding a fundraiser for victims. If you are interested in assisting, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.