Breaking: Water Main Rupture Floods Extell’s LES Development Site


It’s a big mess at the former Pathmark site on South Street, where Extell Development is preparing to build a 68-story luxury tower. Earlier today, a water main burst, flooding the parcel, which is also bordered by Pike Street and Cherry Street.

No word yet on what caused the rupture. Officials with the city’s Department of Environmental Protection are on the scene. The city plans to shut down water service in the area tonight at midnight to make repairs.

Extell has been in the final stages of demolishing the single-story Pathmark building.