Showing posts with label sinkhole. Show all posts
Showing posts with label sinkhole. Show all posts

Sunday, January 16, 2022

Hole lotta love: Checking in on the just-repaired 6th Street sinkhole

Here's a look at the now-former tree-pit sinkhole outside 338 E. Sixth St. between First Avenue and Second Avenue.

As noted on Friday, city crews finally filled in the four-plus-month-old hole...
The sinkhole formed during the drenching rains from Tropical Storm Ida on Sept. 1.

Friday, January 14, 2022

Breaking! (so to speak): City finally repairing 6th Street sinkhole

Well! 

A city crew is on the scene this morning to make repairs on the tree-pit sinkhole outside 338 E. Sixth St. between First Avenue and Second Avenue.

Goggla shared the above photo and noted the work in progress.

As we've noted many times previously: The sinkhole formed during the drenching rains from Tropical Storm Ida on Sept. 1.

Since then, a makeshift barrier including parts of Awash's outdoor dining space and other found objects have been guarding/blocking the sidewalk. Pedestrians had to walk on Sixth Street on the south side of the street to bypass the sinkhole. The sinkhole claimed the tree here in early December. 

No word on why it took four-plus months to have this repaired ... even with numerous residents calling this in to 311 and other various city agencies. 

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Sinkhole claims tree on 6th Street

The sidewalk- and tree pit-eating hole outside 338 E. Sixth St. between First Avenue and Second Avenue has apparently claimed a victim — the small tree that was in the pit.

Several EVG readers have noted this latest development here in recent days... 
It's not known if, perhaps, workers removed the tree ahead of repair work ... or someone else decided to cut it down.

As we've noted four times previously: The sinkhole formed during the drenching rains from Tropical Storm Ida on Sept. 1.

Since then, a makeshift barrier including parts of Awash's outdoor dining space and other found objects have been guarding/blocking the sidewalk. Pedestrians must walk on Sixth Street on the south side of the street to bypass the sinkhole.

Several residents have told us that they have contacted 311, Community Board 3, Councilmember Carlina Rivera's office, the DOT, the 9th Precinct, etc., to report the sinkhole — and the swastikas someone added to the barrier a few weeks back.

Friday, November 19, 2021

Sinkhole still life

In early October, we bid farewell for the time being to the sinkhole on Fifth Street and First Avenue. 

The former sinkhole has been receiving ample attention in the past week. (Thanks Eden for the initial tip!

The intersection here at Rite Aid Way now has steel plates covering the new subterranean cavern. Goggla shared the top pic today, still life with a shovel and leaves but no workers or utility vehicles in sight... 

Meanwhile, the Sixth Street sinkhole with the swastikas remains in a sinking state.

Monday, November 15, 2021

Someone painted 2 swastikas on the barrier surrounding the 6th Street sinkhole

The sidewalk- and tree pit-eating hole remains unchecked outside 338 E. Sixth St. between First Avenue and Second Avenue. 

The sinkhole formed during the drenching rains from Tropical Storm Ida on Sept. 1.

Since then, a makeshift barrier including parts of Awash's outdoor dining space and other found objects have been guarding/blocking the sidewalk. Pedestrians must walk on Sixth Street on the south side of the street to bypass the sinkhole...
Several residents have told us that they have contacted 311, Community Board 3, Councilmember Carlina Rivera's office, the DOT, the 9th Precinct, etc., to report the sinkhole. Repairs await. 

And now an EVG reader reports that someone recently drew two swastikas (as well as a comment about President Biden and Gov. Hochul) on the west-facing plywood. 

Over the weekend, someone covered the messages with a yoga mat...

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Hello again, old friend: Sinkhole reforming in Tompkins Square Park

A sinkhole is starting to form again in Tompkins Square Park ... just inside the entrance at Eighth Street and Avenue B, as EVG regular Salim notes with these photos... it has been in the making now for a few weeks, getting larger, hungrier... 
This is at the site of a trashcan-swallowing sinkhole that enthralled the community a few of us during the summer of 2017. That particular in-progress sinkhole kept this entrance closed for nearly two months during that Summer of the Sinkhole.

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Farewell (for now!) to the sinkhole on 1st Avenue at 5th Street

City crews were at the intersection of First Avenue and Fifth Street today... to fill in the sinkhole that had continued to grow and flourish here in recent weeks ... (thanks to James Rogala for the photo!

Relieve the sinkhole's glory days here and here ... and leave your favorite memory of it in the comments.  

Updated 6 p.m. 

Goggla shared this pic of the repair work...

Saturday, October 2, 2021

Someone called the police about the 6th Street sinkhole

The heavy rains that Tropical Storm Ida brought on Sept. 1 caused a large sinkhole to form in the tree pit and sidewalk outside 338 E. Sixth St. between First Avenue and Second Avenue. (Previously: de Blasio Spider Hole.)

Yesterday, one month to the date that the sinkhole formed, someone called the police about the situation. The report showed up on the Citizen app...
We did receive confirmation that a squad car arrived on the scene... and apparently, the officers called this in to whatever city agency would need to get here to fix this. 

Top photo by Steven yesterday

Monday, September 27, 2021

Checking in on the sunshiny sinkhole on 1st Avenue

Checking up on the sinkhole here on First Avenue at Fifth Street (last post here)... definitely gaining conversation-starter status...

Friday, September 17, 2021

The happy little sinkhole on 1st Avenue

It's gonna be a bright (bright) Bright (bright) sunshiny sinkhole day ...

Goggla points out this sunshiny sinkhole that is under development here on First Avenue at Fifth Street ... will likely stay this way unless it tries to swallow an NYPD vehicle making the turn here to the 9th Precinct midblock on Fifth Street.

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Mid-afternoon sinkhole watch

Several readers (thank you!) have been keeping tabs on the new budding sinkhole on Avenue A at Fifth Street... it has evolved these past few days to its current triangulated status with the ConEd cones. 

A few days earlier, someone thoughtfully fashioned a bridge for the sinkhole made from a discarded cabinet door...
The city repaved this section of Fifth Street between Avenue A and Avenue B on July 13.

Sunday, January 3, 2021

Sinkholes forming in the freshly repaired intersection on 1st Avenue and 7th Street

Last Wednesday night and Thursday morning, DEP crews repaired the ruptured water main on First Avenue and Seventh Street — the second such break in a week

Now just a few days later, a tipster points out two budding sinkholes in the intersection...

Hopefully none of this leads to another disruption for nearby residents or businesses ... the water that gushed for several hours from the broken main last Wednesday night flooded basements along Seventh Street between First Avenue and Avenue A.

Also, as a reminder, this intersection saw several sinkholes (and a broken pipe) in March 2018. Revisit our post on it here.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

2nd Street post the big sinkhole swallow


[Photo by Il Posto Accanto]

As previously noted, a sinkhole opened up on Second Street between Avenue A and First Avenue late Saturday night... nearly swallowing a parked (and empty!) SUV in the process.

While the block is open to through westbound traffic, a large Con Ed presence remains on the scene...









A cause was never made public. Residents had said there was a sewage problem on the block leading up to the sinkhole's arrival.

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Sinkhole nearly swallows SUV on 2nd Street



Shortly after 1 a.m., a sinkhole opened on Second Street between Avenue A and First Avenue... nearly swallowing an SUV that had been parked on the south side of the roadway...



According to a report on the Citizen app, firefighters at the scene stated that the SUV was resting on a gas line.

As of this morning, the van had been removed... Con Ed and DEP workers have the street blocked off as repairs are underway...



Updated 12:30 p.m.

Per the Daily News:

Neighbors nearby complained that sinkhole was caused by an ongoing sewage problem. A few basements nearby the incident were flooded and still had standing water in them on Sunday morning.

“I’m telling everyone in our building not to flush their toilets because it backs up into our basement,” said John von Hartz, 87, who lives nearby and woke up to city workers trying to access the sewage line in his basement.

There wasn't any immediate cause for the sinkhole, per the DEP.

Thank you to our friends at Il Posto Accanto for the top photo!

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Monday, June 17, 2019

2nd Avenue sinkhole alert



There is a sinkhole in the works on Second Avenue between Seventh Street and St. Mark's Place (thanks to Chris Rowland for the photo!)... right in the bike lane (perhaps this is why the city still has't repainted the bike path after the milling and paving earlier last month?)

Be mindful if you are walking, riding, stomping or using the LinkNYC kiosk right there.

Updated 6 p.m.

Salim points out a companion sinkhole on First Avenue between Sixth Street and Seventh Street...

Sunday, May 26, 2019

St. Mark's Place Sinkhole Alert



Helping prevent potential pothole/sinkhole disaster with cones and cubed shelving here on St. Mark's Place between First Avenue and Second Avenue...



At a previously documented sinkhole spot.

Monday, May 21, 2018

A St. Mark's sinkhole



This morning around 8:30, a city garbage truck got stuck when a wheel-sized section of St. Mark's Place collapsed between Avenue A and First Avenue... EVG reader Cassondra Bazelow shared these photos...





The truck was eventually freed from sinkhole captivity ... for the time being, you may want to avoid driving over this section in any type of truck...

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Updated: Now that is a sinkhole on 1st Avenue and 7th Street



Crews are on the scene this afternoon to tend to the sinkhole that formed nearly in the middle of the intersection here on First Avenue and Seventh Street thanks to a broken pipe... looks like traffic is down to one lane for now... and perhaps the near future.

Thanks to @Cool666_ for the photo!


Updated 6:11 p.m.

Raquel Shapira shares these photos...



And Mr. John is on the scene — this is a big job, this sinkhole.



Also: Seventh Street is closed to vehicles for now between First Avenue and Second Avenue.

Updated 9 p.m.

And an in-progress shot of the fill-in a little earlier via Derek Berg...



Updated 3/14



Just one lane (and the bus lane) are open... the bike lane if closed off too...



Updated 3/15

Still working!




[1st Avenue north of 7th Street]