Ever-Growing Sinkholes Threaten to Swallow Up Astoria


Does stressful urban life ever make you feel like you’re about to fall down a giant sinkhole and disappear? Well, in Astoria, that fear isn’t just an existential metaphor. Because on one street (which NY1, who broke this story, oddly doesn’t name), there’s not one but two giant sinkholes, and they’re getting bigger every second! Now that trusty NY1 has, uh, blown the holes’ cover, the city says it’s going to rope them off and then do an emergency patch-up. Astorians are relieved. “There’s the possibility of a young child falling in,” notes a local, and rightly so. Now can you release the name of the street? You see, we know this little brat… [NY1 via Queens Crap]