New York Readers, please check in!

There’s been a steam explosion at 41st and Lexington Avenue, at the time of this writing — just after 7 PM EST.

I know that Grand Central Station’s been evacuated and the 4,5, & 6 trains have been re-routed.

Fortunately, I did not have to travel into Manhattan today — if you did, or if you are one of my readers in the vicinity (like Dru and Georgie) — please let me know you’re okay!


Published in: on July 18, 2007 at 6:04 pm  Comments (6)  


  1. I felt it, I heard it..but made it home safely.

  2. I was like a block away in the office. At first I thought it was thunder, but it just kept going and it was very very loud. Very scary, the NYPD says it was not terrorism. They say it was a steam explosion. Smoke and steam went up over the 45th floor. There was no bla ck smoke like a fire though. People were running down Lexington. It was pretty scary, I was positive while in the area that it was terrorism.

    It happened right around the corner from one of the biggest creators of traffic congestion in NYC.

    Will Mayor Bloomberg do anything about this?

    I think Mayor Nanny Bloomie is a very arrogant man. I also highly doubt he rides the subway that much. He’s the mayor, I want someone driving him around so he can work and make calls and stuff. New Yorkers shouldn’t want him wasting all that time on the subway.

    We all have to wonder what Bloomberg is really thinking of with this congestion pricing tax scheme. Maybe he mostly just wants a new tax. Just wrap it up in ‘concern for the environment’, and then people can just demonize those who oppose it.

    If he cares so much about traffic jams, congestion and air pollution, why does he let Park Avenue be blocked off? Why doesn’t he do anything about that?

    It’s true, Pershing Square Restaurant blocks Park Avenue going South at 42nd St. for about 12 hours a day/5 months of the year! This Causes Massive Congestion and Air Pollution!

    But apparently it does not bother NYC’s Nanny-in-Chief Mike “Congestion Pricing Tax” Bloomberg?

    It certainly supports his claim that the city is hugely congested.

    Check out the map! Tell your friends!

    Check it out!



  3. I’m home now. What a commute!

    Thanks so much for being concerned — and being a friend, as always. Dev!

  4. I worried about you when I heard the news! I’m glad you’re okay and I’m glad it wasn’t a terrorist attack.

  5. When I heard the news, I was instantly concerned for you, and for all the people who have commented here who are also in the city. I’m glad to hear you guys are okay.

  6. Thankfully, there was only one fatality, right? Probably several people are killed every day in NYC from car accidents, falls, murder, or walking into the street without looking both way.

    But gosh, those pictures were something. They said the jet of steam rose the height of the Chrysler Building at one point.

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