Yikes! Part of East Houston near Ludlow is currently flooding (flooded?). Save the pastrami!
Not sure what is going on at the moment here ... crews have been working on the water mains as part of the never-ending East Houston reconstruction project now in its 457th year...
Updated 11:21: yep. Water main break per a reader at the scene.
Thanks to @maraaltman for the photo!
Houston floods. Luckily, looks like the water is going around the brisket. pic.twitter.com/N49wUlKvHQ— Mara Altman (@maraaltman) May 22, 2014
Updated 12:02 p.m.
The basement at Katz's has reportedly flooded.
Updated 1:01 p.m.
Here's a shot of the damage on East Houston... a sinkhole has formed on the the eastbound lanes between Orchard and Ludlow...
[Photo via @luxtravelstyle]
Updated 1:27 p.m.
Katz's remains open!
Katz's is still open, despite the water main break. Just don't try to drive on Houston for a while... pic.twitter.com/BNc6c8TtfZ— Katz's Delicatessen (@KatzsDeli) May 22, 2014
Updated 3:58 p.m.
According to published reports, 13 nearby buildings are now without water after the circa-1959 pipe broke under East Houston. In addition, Brooklyn Vegan notes that tonight's Stone Jack Jones and Ex-Cult shows at the Mercury Lounge have been cancelled tonight.
And there you have it...
[Photo via @hanakanna]