Large Sinkhole (Hell Gate?) Opens in Brooklyn 

By Kate Knibbs on at

A large sinkhole has swallowed up an intersection in Sunset Park, on 5th Ave. and 64th St. No injuries have been reported.

The concrete shroud partitioning the dank gurgle of the Underworld has been pierced; the devil has come to claim Brooklyn. It’s not clear yet if water lines are impacted, though it appears gas lines have been affected and the US National Grid is on site.

Finally, ornery Ba‘alZəbûb has begun opening portals into the borough, perhaps beckoned by the gleeful immorality of overpriced cold-pressed rocket, lime, and tumeric juice peddled in its more gentrified pockets, or incensed by Brooklyn’s already-swampy weather and proliferation of rats poised for subjugation at the spiky heels of Lucifer.

Mammon laughs as the street corners undulate into nothingness; the mind is its own place, and can make a heaven of hell and a hell of Brooklyn; things fall apart, the centre cannot hold; there is no Dana, only Zuul.

The intersection is closed from traffic.


Screengrab via MyFoxNY