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Leman Manhattan Prep Cancels Classes After Water Pipe Bursts, School Says

By Trevor Kapp and Aidan Gardiner  on May 12, 2014 9:01am

 Officials cut water to 41 Broad Street after a pipe broke there, Leman said in a statement.
Officials cut water to 41 Broad Street after a pipe broke there, Leman said in a statement.
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FINANCIAL DISTRICT — Classes at Léman Manhattan Preparatory School were cancelled Monday morning after a six inch feeder pipe cracked near its Broad Street campus, prompting officials to temporarily cut the water supply to the building, the school said.

The pipe, which connects 55 Broad St. to a main that runs between Exchange and Beaver, broke about 7:15 a.m. The city shut down water in the area so crews could do repairs, according to the Department of Environmental Protection and the school.

Classes at the private preparatory school were cancelled for the day and students who had already made it to school were being picked up by their parents, the school said in a statement.

"I don't mind missing school. I'll go home and watch TV," said fourth-grader Dylan Addis, who was leaving Léman with her babysitter.

The Broad Street campus houses Léman's lower school which enrolls students up to fourth grade, according to its site.

The water was eventually restored and 55 Broad St. will need to replace the broken pipe, the DEP said.

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