A demolition crew tearing down 365 Bond Street between 1st and 2nd Streets to make way for the Lightstone Group’s new residential development broke through a water main earlier today. Water has filled up the entire southwest end of the site and is flowing quickly down 2nd Street and into the Gowanus Canal, bringing who-knows-what from the demolition site with them. The entire east end of the 2nd Street alley is flooded as well.

LJC Dismantling is performing the work. Everyone please give them a round of applause for a job well done! I should’ve known something was amiss when their big machines stopped rumbling and my office ceased shaking around noon.

Thousands of gallons of water are being wasted. On the plus side, the Gowanus Canal is probably getting cleaner by the second.