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Brooklyn water main break floods NYC brownstones

A Brooklyn water foremost break flooded basements in a row of brownstones in Park Slope with as much as 5 toes of water and turned the neighborhood into an ankle-deep lake Tuesday morning.

The pipe burst on St. Johns Place close to Fifth Avenue shortly earlier than 10 a.m., forcing firefighters to cordon off the road for a number of hours to pump out the water.

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They left the scene round 1 p.m. and residents mentioned their water was turned again on by 2 p.m.

“I used to be within the basement to do laundry and there was water,” home-owner David Kirschenbaum, 60, informed The Submit. “I attempted pumping it up and it wasn’t stopping.”

Resident Kat Hornstein, 30, mentioned she discovered of the watery mishap when “my roommate mentioned somebody’s basement exploded due to water pipes.”

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“The water does get turned off sometimes and there’s plenty of building round right here,” Hornstein mentioned. “There was lots final summer time.”

The scene of the water main break in Park Slope
The scene of the water foremost break in Park SlopeAnnie Wermiel

Stefan Heinze and Kelsey Olafson, who stay on the second ground of one of many flooded buildings, mentioned their energy and water had been turned off briefly.

“We talked to one of many neighbors and so they mentioned they’d 5 toes of water of their condo constructing,” mentioned Heinze, 30.

Olafson, 29, additionally blamed the water foremost break on building within the space.

“A month in the past they had been excavating the realm,” he mentioned. “That simply appeared like that was the reason for the place the leak was.”

Hearth officers on the scene mentioned eight buildings had been flooded however mentioned no residents had been displaced.

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