Sinkhole at Clark Street Entrance to Brooklyn Heights Promenade


The Clark Street entrance to the Brooklyn Heights Promenade was closed off this evening after a sinkhole was discovered on the pathway.  BHB tipster “Abbey” sent us photos this afternoon.

BHB’s Qfwfq sent snapped this shot, which makes the hole seem less like the gateway to hell:


More after the jump.

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  • my2cents

    This is one of the foretold 7 signs of Robert Moses’ revenge from beyond the grave.

  • ashton

    reparing this egregious failure while following current federal guidelines will unfortunately necessitate the demolition of several historic homes.

    -i’m just kidding nabeguy.

  • Bongo

    I walked passed there at about 5:00pm. Never noticed the sprinklers before.

  • nabeguy

    Looking at that sinkhole, my2, I’m wondering if that may not be Moses’ grave.

  • nabeguy

    Looking at that sinkhole, my2, I’m wondering if that may not be Moses’ grave.

  • nabeguy

    I’m not sure how I double-posted, but maybe there is something to that whole Moses curse thing. That may be sign number 8!

  • ashton

    “Let me tell you something that we Israelis have against Moses. He took us 40 years through the desert in order to bring us to the one spot in the Middle East that has no oil! ”
    Golda Meir

    – or are we talking about another Moses?

  • Claude Scales

    Flow gently sweet ashton.

  • nabeguy

    ashton, the Moses we speak of was more interested in a car-nation than salvation.

  • roccos

    Does the #2 train run under there?

  • my2cents

    Golda Meir had some great quotes. That is definitely one of them!

  • nabeguy

    It reminds me of a line that my hapless Irish grandfather was wont to say: “If it was raining soup, I’d be the one holding a fork”.

  • MRG6726

    Roccos – the IRT #’s 2 and 3 trains do run under Clark Street, as the name of the tunnel under the water being known as the Clark Street Tunnel.

    For a bit of history, the Montague Street tunnel, which now carries the M (this week being the final days of that service routed via the tunnel), N and R trains, was originally built to connect the BMT Broadway and Brighton Lines. Both the Clark and Montague Tubes had construction initiated on 12 October 1914, and both were designed by Clifford Milburn Holland, who would achieve his greatest fame as the namesake result of the Hudson River Vehicular Tunnel project, in which he served first chief civil engineer before his untimely death in 1924, little over three years before the Holland Tunnel would first open to traffic.

    NYC Subway tunnels run under Brooklyn Heights via (South to North, respectively) Joralemon Street (#’s 4 & 5), Montague Street (M, N & R), Clark Street (#’s 2 & 3) and Cranberry Street (A & C).

  • tb

    Where is Doug Biviano now huh? That’s what I want to know.

  • Andrew Porter

    Big price cuts for those rat condos under the walkway; full story on Curbed…

  • liam

    hey tb
    biviano is too busy talking to dennis kucinich
    those 2 cuckoos deserve each other!

  • David on Middagh

    …and antivegetarianism shows its ugly face on the BHB.

  • tb

    I thought it was antidisestablishmentvegitarianism.

  • dimsumeater

    it is much bigger and has swallowed the fence they put up

  • alex

    when are they going to fix it? It’s been nearly a month. ridiculous.