Thursday, September 8, 2011

More photos from this morning's Second Avenue manhole fire

Our friend Elizabeth Frayer of New York Natives sent along photos from this morning's manhole fire on Second Avenue at Seventh Street.

As she notes, "Con Ed emergency trucks, Second Avenue closed off, firefighters blasting water at a smoking manhole..."

Readers reported smelling smoke up to 10 blocks away.


Big Gay Ice Cream Man said...

Is that right next to THE SINKHOLE?

EV Grieve said...

@ Big Gay Ice Cream Man

Ha! Yes!


Roger_Paw said...

Our fair city really is in trouble. Infrastructure is breaking down left and right in little pockets. Power outages, manhole fires, blackouts, water main breaks.. any chance Bloomers can really, really focus on this issue and throw as much money at it as possible???

Ken from Ken's Kitchen said...

EV Smoked Kielbasa
Combine pork (half lean, half fatty), salt, pepper, sugar, garlic and majoram in a big bowl. Let sit in the refrigerator for 3 days. Grind mixture until meat is compact. Stuff into hog casings. Smoke sausages for 2 - 3 hours over a hot manhole. Hang them for 2-12 days in cold room.

Marty Wombacher said...

"firefighters blasting water at a smoking manhole..."

For some reason the word "bidet" just popped into my mind.

Roger_Paw said...


blue glass said...


extremely gross and extremely funny

Anonymous said...

right next to the water main break earlier last week.