New York City Buildings Department
In February, the property — with old-growth trees, a chapel, a water tower and other buildings — was sold to developers, the Savo brothers, for $15 million.
The homeowners have until Tuesday morning to issue any objections to the planned demolition.
The crane that collapsed across a building in Long Island City, Queens on Wednesday afternoon was attempting to lift more than twice as much weight as was approved, according to a preliminary investigation from the city’s Buildings Department.
The homes slated to be bulldozed suffered severe structural damage due to flooding and the high winds from Sandy, according to city officials.