Showing posts with label sink holes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label sink holes. Show all posts

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Putting an end to the sinking at the 1st Avenue sinkhole

The sinkhole that made its debut on First Avenue at East Seventh Street last week at this time is receiving some TLC from workers in a fairly large operation...

No word just yet when the sinkhole will return.

Photos today by Derek Berg

And yes — there is a nice sinkhole in the works on Avenue A and East Third Street too.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Today in budding sinkholes

Today's contestant is on First Avenue at East Seventh Street. Good luck!

Photo by William Klayer

Updated 12:55 p.m.

An instant request...

Updated 2-24

A hole lotta love!...

And if you want to see a 3-second video of the hole on Instagram (right here).

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Promising sinkhole continues to be promising on East 7th Street

We'll continue to monitor this one on East Seventh Street between First Avenue and Second Avenue...

You'll notice the skid marks ...

We're currently analyzing the brake marks to see what the vehicle's speed was prior to being swallowed up by the sinkhole. Also, someone left behind their sinkhole measuring apparatus.

Friday, May 23, 2014

The overnight work on the East Houston Street sinkhole

Crews worked around the clock to repair the sinkhole that formed after a ruptured pipe flooded East Houston Street with mucky water yesterday morning.

EVG reader Connor Sheets took these photos between 1:30-2 a.m. …

East Houston Street was closed between Allen and Essex after the 20-inch water main dating to 1959 broke.

"When that type of water starts rushing out of a pipe, it's gonna take everything with it," Jim Roberts, the city Department of Environmental Protection's deputy commissioner of water and sewer operations, told the Daily News.

This stretch of East Houston has seemingly been under construction since 1959 … however the DEP claims that the break is an anomaly, according to NBC News.

The DEP said they shut off the water to five adjacent businesses and eight residential buildings. Katz's, who sustained heavy losses after its basement flooded, was able to remain open for business during all this — the deli is connected to an adjacent main. Unfortunately, its neighbor, the Lobster Joint, didn't fare so well.

"We're out of business," general manager Alex Linomontes told The Wall Street Journal. "We still have bills to pay, and there are hundreds of thousands of dollars of damage."

In the basement, workers in industrial rubber boots waded through stagnant brown water, salvaging what they could. Mr. Linomontes said he lost refrigerators, boilers, and other equipment to flooding — along with tens of thousands of dollars worth of seafood.

East Houston was expected to be open to motorists later this morning.

This photo (via BoweryBoogie) by @ja0095 is the best shot that we've seen of the damage…

Saturday, May 3, 2014

East 10th Street (mini) sinkhole no longer sinking, probably

[Yesterday, start of the journey to the center of the Earth]

Late yesterday afternoon, a local website breathlessly reported on a "sinkhole" opening up on East 10th Street right by the Tompkins Square Library branch…

While we weren't able to swing by for a factual update today (to be honest, it wasn't happy hour) … an EVG reader passed along these photos showing what has happened here between Avenue A and Avenue B …

Later yesterday!


So all is well… though you may not want to walk on the plate on the street with flip-flops or anything else that easily melts…

Friday, May 2, 2014

[Updated] Sinkhole opens up on East 10th Street

Around 4:45, some passersby flagged down an NYPD cruiser … seems as if a sinkhole just opened right up … much to the excitement of some of the teens standing nearby…

Not likely coincidentally … this is almost the exact spot between Avenue A and Avenue B where Con Ed was called in on Wednesday morning…

[Photo by EVG reader John]

… Con Ed blocked off this street for part of the morning.

[Photo by William Klayer]


Not sure what is going on … We hate to speculate, but it's totally a volcano … watch Tommy Lee Jones in action. It may save your life.

Updated 5:20 p.m.

Oh, it's fixed!

[Photo by Fashionby He]

Haha. Just temporary waiting for Con Ed! Or someone! Anyone? Hello??

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Checking in on the Second Avenue sinkhole


We've been keeping tabs on the sinking sinkhole in the middle of Second Avenue and East Seventh Street...


Our friend @adrjeffries sent along this update today... looking slightly more sinkholier, though it's hard to say without the mangled ConEd barricades in the way...

In any event, enjoy it while you can before the celebrities arrive...

[August 2009]

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Sinkhole threatens to swallow Avenue A, or at least this trash can

Uh-oh! Run! Or walk briskly! Dave on 7th reports that a sinkhole is growing (or getting deeper) here on Avenue A between East Third Street and East Second Street ...

Meanwhile, developers have until 5 today to submit their bids for the sinkhole.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Sinkhole alert: East Second Street now ready to swallow your car

On Saturday we noticed a smallish sinkhole forming here on East Second Street the Bowery and Second Avenue. And it has grown. The NYPD now has the street blocked off... can definitely get a MINI Cooper in there...

Friday, August 26, 2011

Sinkhole sinking on Second Avenue

At Second Street. Maybe the storm water will all drain down here? Via RyanAvenueA.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Aspiring sinkhole arrives on First Avenue

EV Grieve reader reader Creature notes the arrival of a new contender in the (pre-earthquake) sinkhole sweepstakes... here on First Avenue at Sixth Street...

Hmm, not bad ... though not quite ready for that mini Cooper just yet...

Monday, January 24, 2011

Why the East Village will be remembered for the Great Winter of 2010-2011

Yesterday, courtesy of RyanAvenueA, we learned about a sinkhole and an Icicle Audi on Second Street...

Gothamist has more on the story ... As they note, the car has come to symbolize the Great Arctic Blast of Jan. 24, 2011©. Gothamist spotted three news vans parked on that block this morning.

Meanwhile, CBS 2 tracks down the car's owner, who has the right attitude about material possessions: “It could be worse like if that was me or a family member covered in ice that wouldn’t be good; so it’s all relative.” (A leaky pipe under the street caused this, per CBS 2.)

(Photo/Steve Sandberg)

The Icicle Audi is the latest East Village ride to become an Icon for the Great Winter of 2010-2011©. Our bike, which we never really named.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

On East Second Street, a sink hole and an Icicle Audi

Thanks to RyanAvenueA for this shot... of a large hole in the middle of Second Street near Second Avenue...

Come spring, we'll move the cars, throw around some deck chairs, and open a Shake Shack here.

Oh, and here's a closer look at the new icicle Audi model.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

About that hole in the middle of 7th Street and Avenue B

Uh, it's bigger. Yeah, yeah -- it's funny until someone's Lexus gets swallowed. Then we'll hear about it.

Meanwhile, someone may want to look at the holes on St. Mark's and Avenue A and 10th Street and Third Avenue. Or not.