East-Village-explosion-fire

There was a huge explosion earlier today in NYC at 2nd Avenue and 7th Street in the East Village. The building housing a sushi restaurant apparently exploded after crews working there hit a gas line. The resulting fire engulfed the building along with at least one other building adjacent to it (home of Pommes Frites). One building is completely gone and 1 other barely there. Insane scene. I wasn’t there, but following the developments throughout the day on Twitter made me realize how important that service is for news dissemination.

Photo via NY Post.

I just discovered this video series from Vogue. I think it’s pretty neat.