Yesterday's water main break at 23rd Street and Broadway (or, as we called it, "The First Post-Strike Major Service Disruption") caused a
The swirling, gurgling lake in front of Madison Square Park was caused by a broken 20 inch water main pipe which dates back in the 1870s and officials don't know if it was the recent rise in temperatures or the constant pounding of the pavement by cars and trucks at the intersection of Broadway and 23rd that's responsible for the break. Just minutes after the water main broke, firefighters created a makeshift dam of tarps and newspaper vending machines to stop the water from flowing into the subway station.
Hmm, can the "pounding of the pavement" be blamed on the excess of cars from the strike? The Department of Environmental Protection will be inspecting the pipe's metal. Gothamist will cross our fingers that other very, old pipes in the system don't want to burst any time soon.
Image from CBS 2 News