Webster Hall marquee damaged, at risk of falling
As you may have seen on BrooklynVegan’s Instagram, Webster Hall’s marquee sustained damage on Sunday (2/18), putting it at risk of falling. As WPIX 11 reports, the marquee started to come dislodged from the bricks of the building and developed a visible lean. Luckily nothing actually fell off the building, and no one was injured, but East 11th Street between Third and Fourth Avenues was closed off until the marquee could be stabilized. Temporary shoring has been constructed to help with that, and the building owner has been ordered to put up a sidewalk shed for the protection of pedestrians. The owner of the building was also issued a violation for failing to maintain it, according to the Department of Buildings.
#HappeningNow The marquee at the old @WebsterHall suffered some minor damage, #NYPD is on scene. Nobody was hurt but East 11 Street (3 to 4 Ave) will be closed unless you live on the block until @NYC_Buildings & @FDNY gives the ok. #EastVillage #NYC pic.twitter.com/5gvJjO1XuN
— NYPD 9th Precinct (@NYPD9Pct) February 18, 2018
Webster Hall marquee is in danger of falling on 11th Street pic.twitter.com/bNaVXQVCvi
— evgrieve (@evgrieve) February 18, 2018
Webster Hall is closed while it undergoes what could be 18 months of construction. When it reopens, after renovation by the same team that worked on Kings Theatre, it will be under new ownership: AEG Presents and Brooklyn Sports and Entertainment. Action Bronson played the final show in Webster’s previous form in August of 2017.