At 12:40pm on Friday, City Council Member Gale Brewer announced on Twitter that West 87th Street between Columbus and Central Park West had been closed to vehicle traffic due to a sinkhole opening up.
? District Update ?
W. 87 St. btwn Columbus and Central Park West is closed to vehicle traffic as @NYCWater addresses a 20 x 60 sinkhole.
The city water main has NOT been shut off at this time.
I am monitoring the situation and will provide updates as needed. pic.twitter.com/NDnrU1XirL
— Gale A. Brewer (@galeabrewer) February 4, 2022
She later mentioned that the DOT and DEP identified a “larger area” in need of repair, as well as a leak on 103rd between West End and Broadway. Repairs have led water to be shut off for about 200 households.