Bricks Fall From Assumption Church on Cranberry Street

A part of the facade of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church at 55 Cranberry Street fell to the ground on Tuesday morning. No one was injured. The sidewalk in front of the building has been closed to pedestrians.

This incident comes amidst the church’s effort to raise funds for much needed repairs on the building, which opened its doors on August 15, 1909. The parish was established in Brooklyn in 1842 on Jay Street and was the area’s first Roman Catholic church.

Those wishing to donate funds to the church may do so by filling out this form on the church’s website.

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  • sajh

    Saw that on Monday morning. A big chunk had come down. Wonder how long they can keep the sidewalk closed in front. I thought they had to put up scaffolding immediately upon discovery of this type of issue….

  • Knight

    @sajh: if the bricks fell on Tuesday morning, just what did you see on Monday morning?

  • Mr. Crusty

    he had a vision

  • AnnOfOrange

    Scaffolding going up!