This morning, an explosion occurred on 29th Street near 8th Avenue. No one was injured, but a van was damaged and residents were evacuated during the 1AM incident. The police believe it was either a pipe bomb or another "small explosive...meant to scare as opposed to cause significant damage or injuries."
The explosion happened outside a ground floor space called Studio Dante, a small theater owned by Michael Imperioli, best known as Christopher Moltisanti on The Sopranos. The Studio Dante website says it is "an unexpected jewel-box that was built to house progressive new plays in a setting inspired by the grand architecture and design of traditional 19th century venues."