East Houston Water Main Break

Katz’s Deli Unveils Commemorative Plaque in Its New Sidewalk

Posted August 25, 2014 at 6:00 am

The sidewalk outside Katz’s Deli has been a broken mess for years thanks to an endless regimen of roadwork and a burst water main. But this past weekend, contractors completed the new curb and concrete slabs. Most notable about the upgraded footpath, though, is this embedded plaque at the unique corner entrance to the landmark […]

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Katz’s Deli Files DOB Permits to Fix Basement Space Ruined in Water Main Rupture

Posted August 21, 2014 at 9:19 am

It’s been a tough summer for the iconic Katz’s Deli, which fell victim to a nasty water main break back in June. Rupture of the 1959 pipe – likely related to the never-ending East Houston rehabilitation project – literally broke the roadway and caused massive flooding in their basement. Moreover, the sidewalk out front caved […]

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Lobster Joint Reopened on Saturday, 3 Weeks After Water Main Ruptured

Posted June 16, 2014 at 6:00 am

When the 20-inch water main beneath East Houston ruptured a few weeks ago, the restaurants comprising the low-rise strip took on heavy basement flooding. Not to mention cataclysmic damage to the street itself. Yet reports at the time indicated that the Lobster Joint sustained some of the heaviest losses. Like many thousands of dollars in […]

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Report: Lobster Joint Reopening Next Week After Massive Flood from Water Main Break

Posted June 6, 2014 at 6:03 am

By the look of things, you wouldn’t necessarily know that just two weeks ago, the corner of East Houston and Ludlow Streets was a river. A torrent that flooded the street and completely collapsed the roadway outside Katz’s Deli. The rushed repair job had DOT crews working around the clock for two days. All seems […]

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Fallout from the Water Main Break: Katz’s Still Open, Lobster Joint Sustains Heavy Damage [PHOTOS]

Last modified May 23, 2014 at 8:10 am

Yesterday morning a 20-inch, 1959-vintage water main burst beneath the intersection of East Houston and Ludlow, flooding the streets in a manner not seen since Hurricane Sandy. The water damage caused the full-on collapse of the roadway, creating a sinkhole measuring some thirty feet in diameter. Traffic is obviously stymied for the foreseeable future. As […]

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Breaking: Water Main Break Causes Epic Sinkhole on East Houston Street [PHOTOS]

Last modified May 22, 2014 at 1:43 pm

Shortly before noon today, a major water main break beneath East Houston caused a major collapse between Ludlow and Essex. Water had initially flooded the roadway and even some of the business on the block (i.e. Katz’s Deli). Now we’re left with a sinkhole of epic proportions. All lanes between Allen and Essex street are now reportedly […]