Sidewalk Collapse Outside Olympic Restaurant

Posted on: January 4th, 2011 at 6:28 am by

Shortly after 3 pm yesterday, a small section of sidewalk collapsed outside the Olympic Restaurant at 115 Delancey.  NYPD squad cars quickly arrived on scene and quarantined the danger zone with caution tape.  We were told that no one was hurt in the incident.  The only casualty was that of the greasy spoon, which was closed by police for the remainder of the afternoon.

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The hole itself is pretty menacing, a jagged pitfall that reaches deep into the subway station/tunnel below.  A delivery truck was the likely culprit, as officers were discussing weight issues on the sidewalk while issuing paperwork to the drivers. Said truck (seen above) was parked curbside for over two hours.

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By nightfall, though, transit workers arrived on scene to secure the area with plywood fencing.  The hole is now covered.

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