Monday, March 30, 2015
Reader report: Gas scare at the Tompkins Square Library
[Photo by EVG reader Daniel]
Late this afternoon the Tompkins Square library branch on East 10th Street was evacuated as a precautionary measure.
Word from some readers who happened to be there… workers were doing boiler repairs, and someone smelled gas.
The FDNY was quickly on the scene and gave the all clear. However, the library remained closed to patrons the rest of the day.
The branch is also serving as a reception center for displaced residents of last Thursday's explosion on Second Avenue and East Seventh Street.