Manhole

Nighttime with the Smoking Manholes of Ludlow Street

Posted March 22, 2017 at 5:18 am

The following guest post was penned by Vicki Rovere, proprietor of the Ludlow Street Free Store the last decade. Walking home from the subway about midnight last Sunday night, as I turned onto my block I smelled smoke. Smoke seemed to be curling up from a little curbside street grate outside Libation. Was it steam […]

Breaking: Manhole Explosion Closes Section of East Broadway

Last modified May 20, 2016 at 3:38 pm

A manhole outside the Knickerbocker Station post office on East Broadway reportedly burst a short time ago. Firefighters responded in kind and proceeded to close off the street between Pike and Rutgers. Meanwhile, the manhole itself is condoned off and still partially smoking. Authorities are fucking around, and have apparently evacuated much of the block. […]

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Early Edition: February 28

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:02 am

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Transformer Explosion on East Broadway

Last modified January 12, 2011 at 6:38 pm

Shortly after 5 pm, a pair manhole covers exploded on East Broadway near the Emigrant Savings Bank.  Several loud explosions were heard, and many residents from the perimeter buildings flooded the streets to see what was happening. Firefighters on scene informed us that corrosion from the street salting likely caused an underground transformer to explode. […]

Smoking Manhole on the Bowery [Video]

Posted January 11, 2011 at 6:28 am

At first, it appeared to be exhaust from idling vehicles curbside. Turns out it was something scarier.

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