Patrons expecting to grab a famous Katz's Deli sandwich were in for a shock as a massive sinkhole opened up on Houston Street in front of the famed New York City eatery Thursday morning.
As seen in the video and images below, water flooded the street and caused disruption in vehicle and pedestrian traffic.
Sinkholes can occur anywhere that soluble rock is present underground. As water and rock dissolves, caverns form underground until they are too big and collapse. In urban areas, infrastructures such as eroding sewage and water main pipes can contribute to sinkhole activity.
Expanding rainfall will bring good news and bad news for people in the northeastern United States into early next week.
Following an outbreak of severe thunderstorms at midweek, more storms will ignite over the southern Plains and will include the potential for flash flooding into the weekend.
Those looking forward to traveling or spending the bank holiday weekend outdoors across the United Kingdom will face bouts of rain and increasingly gusty winds.
Rain will threaten to put a damper on Walpurgis Night and May Day festivities across parts of Germany this weekend.
Enough cold air will be in place for another round of heavy snow to fall across Colorado, including Denver, to end the week.
One of the largest severe weather outbreak so far this year occurred this week as powerful winds, large hail and heavy rains pummeled the Plains and parts of the Ohio Valley over the course of several days.
Central SC (1924)
Tornado killed 67; close to $1 million damage.
Toronto, Ont (1984)
A 30-minute delay between the Rangers and Blue Jays because of high winds.
Oklahoma City, OK (1989)
No thunderstorms reported for the entire month of April -- first time on record since 1891.