Week in Review: February 18

Posted on: February 18th, 2012 at 11:29 am by

The minds behind the ambitious Delancey Underground project convened at the Tenement Museum to further explain their goals [Discussing Delancey Underground at Tenement Museum]

Early Tuesday morning, a 106-year-old water main burst below the pavement, flooding the intersection of Bowery and Delancey [Water Main Break Floods Bowery and Delancey]

A pre-dawn fire tore through the fifth floor of 39 Eldridge Street [2-alarm Fire at 39 Eldridge]

A half-naked dude dressed like Bootsy Collins decided to ride the subway during rush hour [Disco Dude Lets It Hang Out]

LES luminaries Reverend Jen, Rachel Shukert, and Michele Carlo read from their respective memoirs [Ladies of the Lower East Side]

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