On Monday afternoon, a seven-story Bronx Apartment Building, on West Burnside Avenue and Phelan Place in Morris Heights, experienced a partial collapse. The FDNY, responding promptly, reported no victims found in the rubble as the building was evacuated. The stability of the structure is under investigation, raising concerns about neighboring buildings. Over 140 residents were displaced, relocating to a local school, prompting assessments of other nearby structures. While the investigation into the collapse continues, only two individuals sustained minor injuries, and fortunately, no fatalities were reported.
#WATCH : Building partially collapses in the Bronx. The collapse happened around 3:30 p.m. at a seven-story apartment building on West Burnside Avenue and Phelan Place in Morris Heights. The building was evacuated. The stability of the building remains in question #NewYork pic.twitter.com/zfxZQwwW57— Housing information (@usaHousingInfo) December 13, 2023
Who is Yonah Roth?
Yonah Roth, identified as the head officer of 1915 Realty LLC, the owner of the partially collapsed Bronx building, has faced scrutiny. The limited liability company, under his leadership, has been entangled in multiple lawsuits connected to the property. Despite the building’s collapse, Yonah Roth remained unresponsive to attempted phone calls from news outlets. Notably, additional information links Roth to ownership of Yohan LLC, a business specializing in sneaker sales. The unfolding details raise questions about Roth’s involvement and the broader implications for the building’s legal and business aspects.