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Parts of 1st Avenue reopen after bricks fall from apartment building

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UPPER EAST SIDE, Manhattan – Parts of the First Avenue are back open this morning.

Several streets were closed for more than a week after bricks fell from an apartment building. This happened on the Upper East Side.

The New York Police Department reopened three lanes of traffic on 1st Avenue, an OEM spokesperson said.

Pedestrian traffic was restored on the east side of 1st Avenue but will remain restricted on the west side of 1st Avenue.

East 63rd Street between 1st and 2nd avenues will remain closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic.

The situation will be reassessed Monday morning.

Some businesses were also shut down and residents were evacuated as a precaution.