Illegal tap on gas pipe was damaged by plumber during Con Ed inspection.
Streets near East 7th Street and Second Ave were blocked to cars, pedestrians and buses after the blast.
The explosion occurred at 121 Second Ave., near East Seventh Street, sources said.
A developer plans to build two affordable housing buildings on Second Avenue near East 92nd Street.
A large truck knocked over a cinder-block wall Tuesday morning, witnesses said.
Evelyn Dahab, who owned Lucey's Lounge, died in her East Village apartment Wednesday, relatives said.
Two men sprayed the victim with an unknown substance when she tried to hang onto her bag, police said.
The DOT repairs, which have not been widely publicized, will close the 125th St. exit for three years.
The sidewalk outside the Nigerian Consulate was repaired after more than a decade of tripping people up.
The alleged robber stole electronics after climbing through the windows of the apartments.
The suspect attacked a woman at York Avenue and East 72nd Street Friday morning, police said.
Dennis Nemirovskiy, 27, stole thousands of dollars from five banks over the past two weeks, police said.
The stretch of East Sixth Street between First and Second Avenues will be called Miriam Friedlander Way.
A gun-wielding man robbed four businesses last month, police said.
Police said the man who stole cash from an East Village bank on Oct. 4 robbed two more on Monday.
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