The real aftermath of this weekend's flood are just coming to light. Both the DOH and the Department of Buildings are sweeping the West Village this week, shuttering flood victims left and right. Yesterday Diablo Royale, right on the strike zone, was closed by the DOH for "unsanitary conditions," and reps at the department told us they are visiting every restaurant in the vicinity of the water main break to "check for public health issues associated with the flooding, power failures, etc." Today we find out the Department of Buildings has shuttered Employees Only, just blocks away from the troubled area. The homemade sign from the EO staff says they are "working out minor building issues, which may be true, but the DOB's sign tells of a more dire situation:
"The Department of Buildings has determined that conditions in this premises are imminently perilous to life. This premises has been vacated and reentry is prohibited until such conditions have been eliminated to the satisfaction of the department."Yowza! When will it stop? How far will they go? Bad things are happening in the West Village, and we are on the case.
· Diabloe Royale Kicked While Down [~E~]
· Disaster Report: West Village Water Main Break [~E~]