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Midtown Water Main Break Floods Bergdorf Basement

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Saturday evening, Manhattan briefly gained another river when a broken water main in the Solow Building on W. 57th between Fifth and Sixth caused a flood down the block. Inside Bergdorf Goodman, shoppers found themselves faced with the prospect of climbing through the dirty water in order to leave. One fashion producer told the New York Post: "Yah, right. I’m not walking through this stuff in $1,200 shoes. It’s totally nuts."

Luckily, if there's one thing midtown is not lacking, it's alternate forms of transportation: The Post reports that pedicabs soon appeared to "ferry fancy Midtown shoppers across the water." And at least one Twitterer had an even better solution:

· Midtown Stores Dry Out From Water Main Break [NY1]
· Water main break floods Midtown street [NYP]
· @The_AliRyan [Twitter]

Bergdorf Goodman

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Bergdorf Goodman

754 Fifth Avenue, New York NY