The adorable toddler who was struck by a falling brick on the Upper West Side died from her head injury on Monday — as investigators explored potential criminal charges, law-enforcement sources told The Post.
Greta Greene, 2, was taken off life support by her devastated parents, who are donating her organs to save the lives of desperately ill kids, sources said.
The tot was sitting on a bench with her grandmother when the masonry fell from an eighth-story window ledge at the Esplanade Manhattan assisted-living facility on West End Avenue at 74th Street at around 11 a.m. Sunday.
Greta’s grandmother Susan Frierson, 60, who lives around the corner, suffered leg injuries and was released from the hospital Monday.
The city’s Department of Buildings slapped owner Esplanade Venture Partnership with two violations for failing to maintain the facade of the landmark structure.
Officials also ordered installation of a sidewalk shed, which went up Sunday evening, to protect passers-by from any more falling bricks.
Bricks appear to be missing around at least two other exterior window sills, and sources said the NYPD was conducting a criminal investigation into possible negligence.
The Manhattan DA’s Office, which would decide on any charges, declined to comment.
DOB regulations require that building facades be inspected once every five years, and the Esplanade was rated “safe” following its most recent inspection in 2010.
But DOB records don’t show any other inspections since 1999, when the facade was initially rated “unsafe,” then upgraded to “safe with repair and maintenance.”
Esplanade Venture was fined $10,500 in connection with those inspections, but more than half that amount — $5,719 — was waived by the Environmental Control Board, records show.
A spokesman said the DOB was “investigating the inspection history of this property.”
A 96-year-old woman who lives in the apartment behind the failed ledge was sleeping at the time, and neither she nor an aide who cares for her knew of any problems outside the window, the aide said.
“It was like an evil force reached down and pulled the brick down, but there clearly needs to be more inspections,” the aide said.
The building is one of five senior-living facilities owned and operated by Solomon Scharf and his family, who said they were “heartbroken by this tragedy.”
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to Greta Greene’s family,” the Scharfs said in a statement.
“We are fully cooperating with city emergency-response agencies and the Department of Buildings to determine the cause of this horrible incident and to safeguard the public.”