.@NYCWater is responding to quite a few complaints about this. Yes, likely related to the watermain break. Call 311 with your address so nearby hydrants can be flushed. In the meantime, DEP recommends to run cold tap water for a while to see if it helps flush the pipes.— NYC Council Member Carlina Rivera (@CMCarlinaRivera) December 31, 2020
Thursday, December 31, 2020
[Updated] Morning-after look at the damage caused by the broken water main on 1st Avenue and 7th Street
ruptured water main on First Avenue and Seventh Street — the second such break in a week.
The break was first reported at 8:30 last night. There wasn't much info on the cause of the break via officials, as local news outlets reported.
Multiple residents/sources (received several WTFs via Instagram DMs) along Seventh Street said the water continued to gush from the street past midnight.
Here are a few photos showing the aftermath this morning on Seventh Street between First Avenue and Avenue A... that debuted yesterday on the northeast corner of First Avenue and Seventh Street, is open this morning. 787 Coffee and Abraço are both open on Seventh Street. There were reader reports of flooded basement apartments along Seventh Street.
Will update when more information becomes available.
Updated 7 p.m.
Wow — the roadwork was completed this afternoon... and the Avenue is back open...