Jewelry designer Nicole Gagne was badly injured on Friday when an outside staircase collapsed at Five Pointz, an artist’s workspace and legal graffiti haven, where she works in Long Island City. Gagne fell 100 feet to the ground when a 20-foot section of stairway collapsed, which the DOB believes was the result of “neglect and failture to maintain the building” by owner G&M Realty, who were cited “five times last year for illegally converting the factory into artist studios.” |NY1|

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