A stretch of Meserole Street is closed to traffic this afternoon, as the fire department and the Department of Buildings examines a row house that’s threatening to shed some of its facade.
The sidewalk is roped off in front of 106 Meserole, between Manhattan Avenue and Leonard Street, where a panel of brick has partially peeled away from the three-story building. A windowsill doesn’t look like it’s in great shape, either.
A man who only identified himself as Zev, who said he works for the building’s owners, thinks the separation is the result of water damage. Depending on the inspector’s verdict (the Department of Buildings hasn’t returned a request for comment), the entire façade may have to be replaced, Zev said. The building has four apartments in it, which may have to be vacated.
Correction: The original headline of this post misidentified the location’s neighborhood.