Orchard Hell Hole

Orchard Hell Hole Returns with a Vengeance

Last modified February 13, 2015 at 8:04 am

That Orchard hell hole we’ve been obsessing over is back from the dead.

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Orchard Hell Hole is Now Neutralized

Posted July 25, 2013 at 11:02 am

Plug Orchard Street hell hole … Check. DOT finally remedied the dangerous traffic situation in the intersection of Broome. The sinkhole had nearly doubled during its two-week stay and became a problem for bikers and motorists alike. As of yesterday morning, the obstacle is now neutralized. However, the asphalt plug appears more like a band-aid […]

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Orchard Street Hell Hole Consumes 2 Parking Cones and a Biker

Posted July 24, 2013 at 6:05 am

Paging the “Pothole Gang,” get to Orchard and Broome stat.

Eldridge Hell Hole Plugged; Orchard Sinkhole Opens Up

Last modified February 13, 2015 at 8:04 am

The “Pothole Gang” of DOT finally paid a visit to the epic Eldridge hell hole earlier this week. Its presence at the corner of Stanton had a tendency to attract the photographers. That’s over now, though, having been plugged with a wad of asphalt. Meanwhile, for the first time in four years, a new hell […]

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Hell Holes Wreaking Havoc Yet Again

Posted September 16, 2009 at 6:29 am

For much of August, the mother of all hell holes opened up at the corner of Stanton and Forsyth Streets.  It remained untended until early September, at which point the NYC Department of Environmental protection was summoned to “fix” the situation.  Now the rushed patchwork is coming apart, with the layers of asphalt receding deeper […]

Latest Hell Hole is on Delancey

Last modified July 23, 2009 at 10:11 pm

Ridiculously dangerous hell holes are quite ubiquitous these days. Both Orchard and Houston Streets have been affected in the past few months. Now the latest victim is the short stretch of Delancey between Allen and Eldridge. And we’re not just talking about one pothole, but two! Two tremendous pavement punctures to terrorize motorists. Of course, […]

Treacherous Trap on Ludlow

Posted July 9, 2009 at 8:04 am

Within the last week, a dangerous depression developed in the middle of Ludlow, just outside Shop Smart. By Tuesday night, an orange square was drawn around the perimeter to alert motorists of the treacherous trap. Southbound traffic bottlenecked as vehicles swerved to avoid catastrophe. Then last night, as if by miracle, the problem was “fixed” […]

Houston Hell Hole Plugged

Posted June 24, 2009 at 8:13 am

It took the city about a week to finally plug the Houston Hell Hole with asphalt. And poorly at that. Just take a look at this jury-rig job. An entire section of the ditch was neglected, so expect more trouble in the near future. Especially with the risk of rain in the coming days. Related […]

The Houston Hell Hole

Posted June 15, 2009 at 8:11 am

With long stretches of inclement weather like last week, sinkholes in the city streets are inevitable. The Orchard Street hell hole terrorized northbound motorists for a month. Over time, it essentially became a depository for neighborhood trash. Well, now just a few blocks north on East Houston, another deep hole recently opened. And, as you […]

Orchard Hell Hole Filled

Posted May 20, 2009 at 8:07 am

After plaguing northbound motorists for over a month, the Orchard Street hell hole was finally filled yesterday. No more MSG containers, discarded pizza boxes, plastic bottles, or L Magazine boxes to mark the trap. So, in celebration of this landmark achievement, we’ve collected a series of photos chronicling the hole from auspicious beginnings to full-fledged […]