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.
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.