Here’s Video of Yesterday’s Manhole Madness

Yesterday a smoking manhole rattled rush-hour commuters in Union Square – some said it was an explosion, ConEd said no. Then The Local’s commenters chimed in: “I was there – there was definitely some sort of explosion that blew the manhole cover off,” wrote Mike.

“I was there and there definitely was a loud boom,” added Melissa.

For what it’s worth, Karim Zidane, an employee at the Rafiqi’s halal cart, had a front-row view of the action at Broadway and 17th Street and sent us the video above.