Vacant house collapses in Brooklyn

- A vacant house in Park Slope came crashing down just after 11 p.m. on May 17. There were no injuries reported. Seven nearby residents were displaced as a result of the collapse.

The side and rear walls of the three-story house at 217 9th Street came down with a massive boom.

The house had been vacant since January and two applications had been filed as early as April to demolish the nearly 100-year-old home.

A local resident told the NY Daily News that there were no signs the building was unstable.

It was unclear when a complete demolition would take place.

9th Street remained closed between Fourth and Third Avenues.

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