Nyc Explosion |

February 11, 2010 by Post Team 

Nyc Explosion | explosion headlines after discussing ABC News 9/11 photos yesterday gave me a momentary scare. As a New Yorker, I realize I live in a hot spot for events such as a NYC explosion. The NYC explosion today was due to a transformer under a Manhattan sidewalk going up in flames in front of the historical seven-story Simpson, Crawford & Simpson building on Sixth Avenue in the Chelsea district.

Christopher Olert, spokesperson for Consolidated Edison stated the transformed was located in a vault under the front of the building. An investigation is currently going on to find out the cause of this NYC explosion. Thankfully, no injuries are reported as a result of this NYC explosion.

The NYC explosion occurred in a building built in the beginning of the 20th century in Beaux Arts style. The LA Times reports Elisabeth de Bourbon, spokesperson for NYC Landmarks Preservation Committee, said the Simpson, Crawford & Simpson building, “is an incredibly important building historically and architecturally.”

Businesses located in the building where the NYC explosion happened include a Papyrus stationery store, Bally’s Total Fitness and Apex Technical School. Apex was located on the opposite end of the NYC explosion. The Radio Shack store in the building had the front door blown out from the NYC explosion.

I was pleased to discover the NYC explosion appears to be a ConEd issue as opposed to a hostile attack and there were no injuries reported.

Here is a YouTube video of “New York State of Mind” by Billy Joel:


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