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Construction worker dies following Bronx building collapse, NY1

A two-story commercial building under renovation on Stratford Avenue in Soundview collapsed on Saturday.  NY1 reports that hours after being pulled from the rubble, Muhammed Kebbeh, 51, a construction worker, died at Jacobi Medical Center.



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Hurricane Irene still shows her wrath at historic Bronx house, New York Times

The Villa Charlotte Bronte, the castle in Spuyten Duyvil in the Bronx, was hit hard by Hurricane Irene a month ago, and residents in five of the 17 apartments inside still can’t go home, reports the New York Times.

Engineers haven’t been able to determine the safety of the buildings’ foundation. Construction will be not only expensive, but will further exacerbate the exile that residents have already faced.

And since it’s a historic building, original documents are needed from the Department of Buildings before construction can start. Those documents are missing.

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