A commercial tenant sued the landlord in 2000 after his variety store was destroyed in a fire.
The water covered Jackson and Leonard Streets about 9:10 a.m. Tuesday.
The landlord, his wife and a locksmith were charged with assault after a brawl in Elm Park Thursday.
The man attacked his 62-year-old grandmother in their St. Nicholas Ave. apartment Wednesday, cops said.
The 2-foot-wide water main pipe is leaking fresh water into the East River.
He was trying to inch his way into a 13th floor apartment window using shoelaces and a belt.
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