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Treatment Arrives for Dumbo Crack Problem

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A tipster with a view of the old coffee warehouse in Dumbo (sometimes called the Empire Stores) sent along photos of work to keep people from getting beaned by falling bricks. Per the email: "You can see the cracks in the Dumbo coffee house under each of the windows. This morning trucks arrived and scaffolding is being constructed so it looks like repairs are about to begin." The problems led to the led to the temporary closure of Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park. While the building may not be Building Collapse Pool material, it's been deteriorating from neglect. No word on a solution or on the cost. Its future use, assuming it doesn't lose the fight with gravity and the elements, hasn't been decided.

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Empire Stores

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