BY THE VILLAGE SUN | A massive steam leak in Greenwich Village on Saturday night shortly before 10 p.m. sent geysers of hot spray into the air.
Illuminated by a neon garage sign, nearby windows lit yellow and blue and street traffic lights, the multicolored steam at times resembled a huge, pop-up lava lamp.
Firefighters responded in several trucks to W. 10th Street and Seventh Avenue South and the intersection’s rave party-colored Old Faithful was brought under control.
However, some residents are concerned about possible asbestos contamination with this latest explosion. Con Edison and Councilmember Erik Bottcher’s office, for their part, are saying all is O.K.
According to one W. 10th Street local, though, some neighbors are “skeptical and a touch paranoid” about whether the carcinogenic substance was released in the tutti frutti spew.