Ah, just saw this about 40 minutes ago myself. Court Street blocked off between Union & President, Con Ed on the scene but there also NUMEROUS explosions in the couple minutes I was watching, with more & more smoke pouring out.
In other news, the always horrible Rite Aid on Smith St between Union & Carroll lives up to their reputation by barely shoveling ANY of the sidewalk. Perhaps I'll submit a photo both here and Rite Aid CEO, public relations etc.
Rite Aid at Smith Street at President Street late afternoon today.
(photo by Vinny)