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.