Posted in music on May 22, 2014

OUR SHOW AT MERCURY LOUNGE HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO A SINK HOLE IN HOUSTON STREET... YES YOU READ THAT RIGHT. STAY TUNED. - EX-CULT

that's a big hole! (photo via @hanakanna)
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A 55-year-old city water main ruptured outside of the famed Katz's Delicatessen on the Lower East Side Thursday, creating a rushing flood and a massive sinkhole to form in front of the iconic restaurant, officials said.

The water main underneath E. Houston St. near Ludlow St., which was installed in 1959, broke just before 11 a.m., officials said.

The water main break also caused a 20-by-20-foot street collapse.
The city's Department of Environmental Protection quickly shut off the main, which left five businesses -- including Katz's -- and eight residential buildings without water, officials said.

Work crews are currently excavating the ground to fix the main, according to a DEP spokesman. It was not immediately revealed when it will be fixed. - [NY Daily News]

That giant sinkhole on Houston St. hasn't stopped Katz's from dishing up sandwiches but it is putting the kibosh on shows at Mercury Lounge tonight (5/22): the early show with Stone Jack Jones, Wooden Wand, Coupler, and lylas, as well as the late show with Ex-Cult and Pampers. They're currently trying to get both shows moved to different venues, but no word yet. Stay tuned. (Ex-Cult also play Acheron on Friday.)

UPDATE: The Stone Jack Jones show will now happen at The Delancey (doors: 6:30 PM). Admission is $10 at the door ($2 less than Merc) and all tickets purchased for Mercury Lounge will be refunded.

UPDATE 2: As a tweet from Merc points out, The Ex-Cult show was moved to Fontana's. Refunds are available at point of purchase.

VIdeo of the mess below...

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Comments (48)

Katz deli is a clean, healthy place to eat.

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2014 3:45 PM

This makes me want some pastwami

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2014 3:52 PM

That Katz's deli is THE WORST. Everytime I walk by, I hold my breath because the scent of rotting flesh disgusts me.
Too bad that sinkhole didn't happen directly underneath causing Katz's to fall into the underworld of retardation.

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2014 4:01 PM

^ lol so angry, why?

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2014 4:04 PM

A tip to NYC street workers...
Once when my bathroom pipes were leaking, I patched it up with some old hummus similar to a caulking compound and it rectified the leak quite nicely.

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2014 4:06 PM

Katz is clean establishment 4:01. Convicts are not allowed to work there.

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2014 4:07 PM

SINK HOLE DE MAYO

Posted by NICOLE | May 22, 2014 4:07 PM

Fuck Katz. A pastrami on rye is like 25 bucks there.

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2014 4:12 PM

"hasn't stopped Katz's from dishing up sandwiches"

um, u sure about that?

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2014 4:13 PM

hi morrissey (4:01)

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2014 4:15 PM

Katz's deli doesn't sell any Robust Hummus Platters, so its value to humanity is low like those urinal discs you see in Penn Station Bathrooms.

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2014 4:17 PM

I really hope they're able to move the Ex-Cult and Pampers show

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2014 4:29 PM

Mercury Lounge just tweeted that Ex-Cult and Pampers is happening at Fontanas

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2014 4:32 PM

City stuff.

Posted by Mr. Foot Fetish | May 22, 2014 4:59 PM

The prolonged and final effect of Meg Ryan's orgasm

Posted by Where Harry met sally | May 22, 2014 5:11 PM

Such hatred what happened to all you Obama loving liberals were supposed to be tolerent of other peoples ways what happened to hope and change

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2014 6:25 PM

^ good of you to stop jerking off long enough to put your two cents in.

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2014 6:36 PM

>>That Katz's deli is THE WORST. Everytime I walk by, I hold my breath because the scent of rotting flesh disgusts me.
Too bad that sinkhole didn't happen directly underneath causing Katz's to fall into the underworld of retardation.


Ummm. Ummm. "That" Katz's deli? As opposed to ... where is the other Katz's deli?

How's the weather is whatever fucked up city you are from?

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2014 7:09 PM

That's exactly the response I'd expect thanks

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2014 7:15 PM

Good gravy....

Posted by Melisa | May 22, 2014 7:49 PM

katz got nothin on an arby's roast

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2014 8:24 PM

Meat Eaters have incredibly small brains to live so blissfully ignorant about the pain they instill on sentinent creatures that squirm in pain and die horrible deaths just because some guy likes the taste of decaying flesh.

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2014 8:37 PM

When Mike Tyson ate meat, he was World Heavyweight Champ, and now that he's vegan he's got shit all over his face.

When Bill Clinton ate meat he was the leader of the free world, and now that he's vegan he's the reminder of how much a patsy Hillary really is.

I'll keep eating meat, thank you very much.

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2014 8:55 PM

You do know that science has shown that plants experience pleasure and pain, right Mr. Holier Than Thou? Or did you give up reading too when you abandoned common sense?

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2014 8:59 PM

^ trust me bro, killing a chickpea and a calf are two very different things.

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2014 9:21 PM

Meat is a beautiful thing.

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2014 9:23 PM

Meat eaters make me laugh when they talk about the mistreatment of horse drawn carriages and people that yank dog leashes as they chew on cow legs. #smallbrains

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2014 9:28 PM

It's not what a man puts into his mouth that defiles him but what comes out of it

Diet is important, certainly. Eat healthy, always. But are you right with God and man? Are you prepared to die? None of us know when our time will come. I would be more concerned with getting my priorities straight.

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2014 9:36 PM

dont fuck with my 50/50 reuben

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2014 9:58 PM

Straight men that love shoving wieners in their mouths is peculiar on multiple levels.

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2014 11:19 PM

Every scientific study ever written (except ones funded by the meat industry) prove that a vegetarian diet is healthier then the small brain massive who enjoy their filet mignon.

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2014 11:22 PM

scientific studies show that people who talk like 11:22 are judgemental buzzkills that no one likes to be around

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2014 11:54 PM

I eat red meat, I drink alcohol and I do drugs. And I fucking enjoy my life.

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2014 12:24 AM

^ I eat a vegetarian diet, I drink alcohol and I do drugs. And I fucking enjoy my life. And also respect the life of other living things.

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2014 3:06 AM

Oh the sanctimony runs deep in this one

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2014 5:09 AM

Sheeple morons, do a search fior sinkholes, 24/7 global military directed energy weapon use caused this incident. Sue the government.

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2014 6:10 AM

Meat and beer is god's way of telling us he loves us and wants us to be happy.

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2014 7:27 AM

Maybe someone dropped their sandwich outside Katz's ? Ever see the size of those things !!

I'm here all week folks...

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2014 7:52 AM

I'll have what she's having

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2014 8:54 AM

That joke went a rye!

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2014 9:43 AM

That joke doesn't meat the requirement here!

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2014 9:49 AM

Live Nation NYC and AEG Live conspired to create the sinkhole.

Discuss.

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2014 9:51 AM

We built this city ....
We built this city on
Katz' Cole (slaw)

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2014 10:02 AM

Guys who eat meat are generally very good looking and have big dicks- vegetarians, not so much.

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2014 6:50 PM

^ funny... your girlfriend said the opposite last night.

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2014 8:08 PM

^ funny.... I plowed your mom's ass last week- she wasn't complaining, but than again she'll have sex with any guy who looks at her.

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2014 8:45 PM

^ funny how you had to copy my text format because your brain lacks the creative inspiration to come up with your own ideas...

But alas, it's been proven that meat does kill brain cells so I am not surprised.

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2014 9:18 PM

Living life kills brains cells. Reading Brooklyn Vegan especially the comments kills brain cells LOL.

I wonder if this sinkhole was a plot by developers and the city to get Katz and all the other businesses on the same block out of there for another luxury residential building.

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2014 11:10 PM

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