A water main break beneath 73rd Street and 4th Avenue in Brooklyn’s Bay Ridge neighborhood opened up a 12-foot-wide sinkhole that literally swallowed an SUV. You bite the earth, she bites back. (The driver was not seriously injured.) On the other hand, maybe bad eco-karma isn’t at fault: the water also flooded into a subway tunnel, disrupting thousands of eco-friendly commutes on the R train.

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