Flood

There Was a Major Water Main Break on South Street Yesterday

Last modified January 10, 2018 at 7:52 am

Yesterday afternoon, a water main broke beneath the pavement of South Street, right at the intersection of Rutgers Slip. The flooding was the second such water main bust in the vicinity within the last few days, behind Sunday’s incident at Madison and Clinton. The scene of the flood yesterday was eerily reminiscent of the days […]

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Duane Reade on Delancey Street Took on Substantial Water

Posted January 9, 2018 at 5:12 am

The Duane Reade on Delancey Street took on major water this week. Down the stairs and into the basement level. Several industrial-sized fans are switched on high to dry the place out. Not to mention, an entire section of drywall paneling in the stairwell was removed. It’s unclear at the moment as to what caused […]

‘El Luchador’ on Ludlow Street Closes After Burst Water Pipe

Posted January 5, 2018 at 5:08 am

This weather is taking no prisoners. El Luchador, the taco shack at 132 Ludlow Street, closed earlier this week due to a burst water pipe in the building. The announcement is posted behind the drawn security gate, alongside a Department of Health closure notice. The DOH came by and closed the place on Wednesday. It’s […]

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‘Flower Shop’ Club on Eldridge Street is Sidelined by Flood

Posted January 4, 2018 at 5:05 am

Eldridge Street newcomer, Flower Shop, has been sidelined the last couple days due to a flood on premises. Management announced the closure on Tuesday afternoon, shortly after the incident, and are promising a return to form sometime later today. As of last night, the place looked wrecked. Cause of the flood is not yet known, but […]

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Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington Gets a Tribute on Ludlow Street

Posted August 18, 2017 at 5:18 am

Late Linkin Park leadman is now memorialized on the Lower East Side. Barely one month after Chester Bennington committed suicide at 41, an unknown fan stuck his image onto the facade of 159 Ludlow Street (aka 101 Stanton). The distinctive photo is itself framed by a television set and stands apart from the collage of […]

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The 155 Project Gallery on Orchard Street was Sidelined by Flood this Week

Posted June 9, 2016 at 5:17 am

The 155 Project gallery on Orchard Street is sidelined indefinitely, thanks to a flood in the building last weekend. Apparently a water main break on Saturday morning is to blame, thought to be a “pipe cap” that rusted out. The namesake showroom at 155 Orchard reportedly sustained heavy damage to the ceiling, walls, and floor. So, […]

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Artist Tribute to CBGB and Adam Yauch Pops Up on Ludlow Street

Posted April 5, 2016 at 10:13 am

​Realistic wheat-paste art portraying CBGB surfaced on Ludlow Street within the past couple weeks. It’s the work of street artist FLOOD, whose Bill Cosby-skewering Fat Albert pieces have attracted local notoriety. This particular paster pays tribute, not only to the long lost club, but also late Beastie Boy Adam “MCA” Yauch (RIP 2012) and drummer/vocalist […]

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PJ Harvey Brings Us ‘The Hope Six Demolition Project’ This April

Posted February 2, 2016 at 10:23 am

There’s already an impressive stream of new albums ruling twenty-sixteen’s ear buds so far—Savages, Chairlift, Sia, just to name a few. And arriving April 15 via Vagrant Records is PJ Harvey’s ninth studio album, The Hope Six Demolition Project. This 11-song set marks Harvey’s follow-up to her 2011 Mercury Music Prize-winning Let England Shake LP. […]

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‘Quality Mending’ on the Mend After 2 Floods Sideline Business

Posted August 6, 2015 at 9:23 am

Quality Mending in Little Italy is itself, well, on the mend. Two burst water pipes at 15 Prince Street in as many weeks has sidelined the upscale clothier for the short term. A sign in the window announces the temporary closure, and beckons patrons to visit the relatively new Williamsburg outpost. Owner Oliver Harkness (also […]

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Skewering Bill Cosby with Wheat-Paste on Rivington Street, Redux

Posted July 8, 2015 at 9:23 am

Hey, hey, hey… This three-month-old wheat paste has taken on new significance in light of Bill Cosby’s confession that surfaced on Monday. You know, that he willfully obtained quaaludes with the intention of drugging women to have sex. Street artist FLOOD imparted the Cosby-skewering artwork on Rivington Street (outside Fat Baby) for the second time this […]

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