Here’s How We Should Embrace Potholes [PHOTOS]

Posted February 24, 2014 at 11:01 am

Winter begets snow, which begets road accumulation, which begets plows, which begets potholes. Such is life. And considering response time to plug potholes is seemingly slower on the Lower East Side, perhaps it’s best to utilize the pock-marks for something else. Here’s what we mean. Check out this photo essay of some funny photos aptly […]

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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.

Epic Sinkholes Open on Eldridge and Allen Streets

Last modified February 13, 2015 at 8:04 am

This crazy spat of weather is totally wreaking havoc on the neighborhood streets.

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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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Epic Sinkhole Opens Outside Eldridge Bodega

Posted July 8, 2013 at 6:00 am

Add the nascent sinkhole at Eldridge and Stanton to the top of the list of most epic. This hell hole opened in the aftermath of last week’s heavy rains and extreme heat. The iron sewer grate outside the Little Bryan bodega completely collapsed, along with a sizable section of asphalt, ultimately revealing the drainage tunnel […]

Large Sinkhole Opens Up on Essex Street

Last modified February 13, 2015 at 8:05 am

Here now, one of the first notable casualties of Tropical Storm Andrea that blew through on Friday. This massive sinkhole opened up at the southwest corner of Essex and Stanton Streets. Its depth is certainly cause for concern, as evidenced by the makeshift barrier of caution tape and nearby newspaper boxes. Deep … call the […]

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A Day in the Life of DOT’s “Pothole Gang” [VIDEO]

Posted January 3, 2013 at 6:48 am

The “Pothole Gang” is exactly as it sounds and really does exist. It’s apparently nickname for the DOT team dedicated to filling the plethora of potholes that pepper city streets.

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The Troublesome Bowery Hell Hole

Posted May 5, 2010 at 6:33 am

A few weeks ago, a troublesome hell hole formed in the northbound lane of Bowery near Spring Street.  In mere days, it was filled, defying all expectations.  There was even some cause for celebration; but it was short lived.  As usual, the asphalt plug was a rush job, and remains a deep depression.

February Aftermath on the Streets

Posted March 8, 2010 at 6:12 am

After a February wrought with extreme weather, the neighborhood infrastructure is suffering.  And now that the snow has finally melted, we can analyze the aftermath!  New plow-induced potholes are seemingly everywhere, like this one on East Houston at the mouth of Orchard Street.