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Brooklyn sidewalk caves in, swallows woman
Yahoo ^ | 12/5/06

Posted on 12/05/2006 6:03:10 AM PST by Mr. Brightside

Brooklyn sidewalk caves in, swallows woman

Tue Dec 5, 3:57 AM ET

NEW YORK - A woman out walking Monday was swallowed by the sidewalk when it caved in under her.

The woman, 64, fell into a sinkhole about 5 feet by 2 feet wide and about 5 feet deep in front of a house in the Canarsie section of Brooklyn.

Firefighters rushed to the woman's aid, using metal hooks to pull concrete chunks off her before strapping her to a stretcher and removing her from the hole.

The woman, who had just picked up her two grandchildren from a nearby dance school and gone to a grocery store, was taken to a hospital Monday evening and was expected to be OK, firefighters said. She chuckled when they commented on how her groceries had spilled into the hole, they said.

The people who live in the house said it appeared the foundation under the sidewalk had been washed away.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: anamorphic; illusion

1 posted on 12/05/2006 6:03:11 AM PST by Mr. Brightside
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To: Mr. Brightside
She chuckled when they commented on how her groceries had spilled into the hole.....

....thinking about how the city is going to be buying her groceries from now on. :o)

2 posted on 12/05/2006 6:07:27 AM PST by daybreakcoming
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To: Mr. Brightside
Bush's Fault!!!
3 posted on 12/05/2006 6:07:34 AM PST by 69ConvertibleFirebird (Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level, then beat you with experience.)
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To: Mr. Brightside
She chuckled when they commented on how her groceries had spilled into the hole, they said.

Brooklyn sez: Our 64-year-old women can kick you 64-year-old women's butts!

4 posted on 12/05/2006 6:07:40 AM PST by bondjamesbond (Many Americans are invested in a US failure in Iraq, and will work diligently to bring it about.)
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To: 69ConvertibleFirebird
No, it's time to turn on the '08 GOP candidates,

GUILIANI's FAULT!........

5 posted on 12/05/2006 6:10:40 AM PST by Red Badger (New! HeadOn Hemorrhoid Medication for Liberals!.........Apply directly to forehead.........)
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To: Mr. Brightside

Dang... just how big is this woman?!


6 posted on 12/05/2006 6:10:44 AM PST by Hatteras
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To: 69ConvertibleFirebird
Bush's Fault!!!

Rudy's fault.

7 posted on 12/05/2006 6:11:06 AM PST by raybbr (You think it's bad now - wait till the anchor babies start to vote.)
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To: daybreakcoming

I think it will be the homeowner who gets stuck for this, not the city.


8 posted on 12/05/2006 6:12:28 AM PST by CometBaby (You can twist perceptions .. reality won't budge!)
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To: Red Badger

Why not Hillary's fault? She is the great Senator from NY.

Sorry, I was thinking straight. Clinton's do no wrong.


9 posted on 12/05/2006 6:19:45 AM PST by Long Island Pete
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To: raybbr

Its Curtis Sliwa's fault. He was trying to have Ron Kuby killed.


10 posted on 12/05/2006 6:20:45 AM PST by Long Island Pete
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To: Mr. Brightside

Please oh please let it be a junior senator from New York. Oh wait, THAT jr. senator wouldn't be caught dead in Brooklyn.


11 posted on 12/05/2006 6:21:08 AM PST by subterfuge (Today, Tolerance =greatest virtue;Hypocrisy=worst character defect; Discrimination =worst atrocity)
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To: Long Island Pete

She wasn't Senator Pothole........(if you can remember who that was, you are old)........


12 posted on 12/05/2006 6:22:28 AM PST by Red Badger (New! HeadOn Hemorrhoid Medication for Liberals!.........Apply directly to forehead.........)
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To: CometBaby
I think it will be the homeowner who gets stuck for this, not the city.

I doubt it. Sidewalks are in the public easement. Whereas the homeowner is responsible for shoveling snow, they are otherwise not responsible for it.

13 posted on 12/05/2006 6:23:17 AM PST by Always Right
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To: Long Island Pete
Its Curtis Sliwa's fault. He was trying to have Ron Kuby killed.

Darn!!!!

14 posted on 12/05/2006 6:23:18 AM PST by raybbr (You think it's bad now - wait till the anchor babies start to vote.)
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To: 69ConvertibleFirebird

G*d Da* it Bush, can't you do anything right!


15 posted on 12/05/2006 6:24:32 AM PST by Doc Savage ("You couldn't tame me, but you taught me.................")
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To: Hatteras; MotleyGirl70; Cagey; Larry Lucido
Gotta be careful of those holes in the sidewalk.
16 posted on 12/05/2006 6:24:52 AM PST by Mr. Brightside
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To: Mr. Brightside

That artist is uncanny.


17 posted on 12/05/2006 6:25:51 AM PST by wtc911 (You can't get there from here)
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To: 69ConvertibleFirebird

Thailand??


18 posted on 12/05/2006 6:28:03 AM PST by LIConFem (Just opened a new seafood restaurant in Great Britain, called "Squid Pro Quid")
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19 posted on 12/05/2006 6:38:36 AM PST by SquirrelKing
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To: Mr. Brightside

http://users.skynet.be/J.Beever/pave.htm

Amazing when viewed from the correct angle.


20 posted on 12/05/2006 6:51:28 AM PST by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: SquirrelKing

If you go to ShelSilverstein.com, be vewy careful. It's a jungle in there.


21 posted on 12/05/2006 6:52:36 AM PST by wizr (Live life with a Passion!)
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To: Mr. Brightside
That guy's work is awesome. What a eye for perspective.
22 posted on 12/05/2006 7:14:10 AM PST by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: Mr. Brightside

Boy when the Giants collapse they don't pussyfoot around.


23 posted on 12/05/2006 7:18:24 AM PST by BigCinBigD
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To: Mr. Brightside
I'm glad she's OK but I can hear the "cha-ching" of the cash register on this one.
24 posted on 12/05/2006 7:33:21 AM PST by Wiggins
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To: Hatteras
Dang... just how big is this woman?!


25 posted on 12/05/2006 9:09:50 AM PST by BlueMondaySkipper (The quickest way of ending a war is to lose it. - George Orwell)
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To: Mr. Brightside

Now THAT'S a bad Monday.


26 posted on 12/05/2006 9:14:30 AM PST by Lorianne
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To: Mr. Brightside

"Tremors"???


27 posted on 12/05/2006 10:05:47 AM PST by fish hawk
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