In the News: Manhole Explosions

••• DNAinfo on Saturday’s manhole explosions at Greenwich and Reade: “The eruption was caused by a transformer fire, the FDNY said, but it was unclear if the problem may have been caused as aftermath of hurried repairs made after Hurricane Sandy, according to Con Ed.” P.S. Thanks to the reader who sent in the photo.

••• “The Flea announced on Friday that Holly Hunter, an Oscar winner for The Piano, will star in the premiere of The Vandal, in January. Described as ‘a play about death and vandalism in Kingston, N.Y.,’ The Vandal is by the actor Hamish Linklater, best known for his stage turns in Seminar and The School for Lies as well as his television role in The New Adventures of Old Christine.”

••• Curbed‘s Zone A building update. Re: 10 Hanover: “Power was restored the building yesterday and the building systems are now being tested. Pro-rated rents are still being offered as well as a $100 credit for residents to restock their refrigerators.”

••• “Mr. Manning is the fast-talking, gregarious founder of Peter Manning, a clothing line for short men that he launched earlier this year.” His studio is in Tribeca. —Wall Street Journal

••• Several greater Tribeca parents mothers talked to the New York Times about how their kids dealt with not having access to TV and the Internet during Sandy’s aftermath. But the star is East Village writer Marjorie Ingall’s uterus skirt.

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