Yes, via Brownstoner, it’d appear that a manhole has exploded in DUMBO, but most of Brooklyn is likely too broke to notice. Notes the ‘Stoner:
There’ve been two loud manhole explosions in the last ten minutes in Dumbo at the corner of Washington and Water Streets. There’s billowing black smoke and lots of firemen on the scene.
Here’s a picture:
And – YES! – anytime something explodes or sets fire in New York, in comes Fireblog, who noted this Tweet:
Pitch black smoke coming from underground? Time to run the other way.
Which is how you know he’s not a tourist! Also, has anybody ruled out the possibility that this is all just an elaborate Icing? More as we get it. And of course, as we must do with every manhole explosion in New York: