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Con Edison Accepting Clothes, Offering Assistance Following Yesterday’s Steam Pipe Rupture

Con Edison personnel will be at three locations in Manhattan today to assist those affected by yesterday morning’s steam pipe rupture at 5th Avenue and 21st Street.

The locations are:

  • 10 E. 15th St., inside Clinton School. Residents who cannot get back into their homes because of the evacuation should meet with Con Edison personnel who will be on-site for financial assistance from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Near 19th Street and Broadway and near 22nd Street and BroadwayCon Edison personnel will be at these two locations from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and will provide claim forms and accept clothing that was worn by people who were in the area at the time of the explosion.

Con Edison advises that anyone who was within a block of 5th Avenue and 21st Street yesterday at or just after the time of the 6:40 a.m. rupture bag their clothing and bring it to one of the designated sites.

The claim forms also are available at