Threat of more falling bricks prompts evacuation of neighboring Upper East Side building

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UPPER EAST SIDE, Manhattan -- Just days after about a 100 feet of bricks fell from an Upper East Side high-rise building, authorities have evacuated a neighboring building Thursday as a precaution.

The FDNY says the bricks fell from the 10th floor facade on E. 64th and First Avenue just after 10 p.m. Monday.

The bricks landed on a setback about 10 stories from the ground and were strewn across the street.

No injuries were reported.

On Thursday, a 16-unit building at 346 East 63rd St. was evacuated as a precaution and the Red Cross was there to assist any displaced residents.

Streets remain closed on First Avenue from East 60th Street to East 64th Street, and East 63rd Street between Second Avenue and York Avenue.


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