Giant Sinkhole Erupts on Houston St. in NYC

According to a tweet from @NYCityAlerts, a massive sinkhole has just opened up in lower Manhattan. The collapse was preceded by a water main break around 11am, flooding several restaurants including the famed Katz’s Deli (all of their dry goods are trashed apparently, ouch).

Enjoy your juicy product 😉

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We went down to check out the scene for ourselves and were told that it will be about a day or more before everything’s cleaned up. There is good news, though. The health department has already done an inspection and the leaking water is not a health risk, and while gas lines have temporarily been shut off electric service seems to be unaffected. But perhaps most incredibly, there is purportedly “no effect on the train underneath.”

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Thanks to our friends at Gizmodo