Bronx church playing it safe as steeple stone looks loose

A sidewalk-protecting shield is going up in University Heights after a priest of St. Nicholas of Tolentine Church noticed a loose stone atop the church?s

UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS - A sidewalk-protecting shield is going up in University Heights after a priest of St. Nicholas of Tolentine Church noticed a loose stone atop the church?s steeple.

Emergency officials had roped off the block this morning to keep passing pedestrians safe.

Father Bob Terranova said he was extremely grateful that he noticed the stone before anyone was hurt.

The historic church on Fordham Road was reopened just weeks ago after a fire destroyed the interior back in March.

Services will still be held this Sunday, according to the priest.

Firefighters battle fire at Bronx church

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

At least seven alleged gang member were arrested 1 7 arrested after gang takedown in the Bronx
The incident happened on Feb. 17, on Burnside 2 Man accused of robbing livery driver in the Bronx
Police say Keith Wright was escorted out of 3 Bronx bishop faces assault charge
4 VIDEO: NY Doll Collection showcases new line of dolls for spring
News 12 hit the streets to find out 5 Word on the Street: Favorite U.S President

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE