Harlem Buildings Evacuated After Falling Brick Prompts Concern About Possible Instability: Officials

Two buildings in Harlem were evacuated Monday after a brick apparently fell from one of the structures, prompting concerns about potential instability, according to a Department of Buildings spokesperson. 

The FDNY responded to a report of an unstable building on Lexington Avenue around 11:15 a.m. The call came in as crews were doing construction work on the side of the building. That building, and one nearby, was evacuated as a precaution. 

Fire officials quickly said the building did not appear to be unstable. The Department of Buildings is investigating. 

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