Manhattan explosion

That’s an awful lot of steam. Transformer explosion apparently.

That actually looks like a frickin big explosion. No sign of terrorism yet.

Update: It looks like the crater is huge… and the noise sounds like a leaking main, could take a while to get this one under control.

One person died, at least 16 injured

The steam has now been stopped. The NY Times has some pretty amazing photos of the aftermath.

Licence to Roam was there, and has pics.
Kamal has photos too.