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Eyes on the Street: Driver Shatters Storefront on Lafayette

Photo: Christa Orth

We're still filling in the details on this one, but here's a look at the Gold + Williams furniture storefront on Lafayette and Kenmare in SoHo this afternoon. It looks like the driver kept going straight on westbound Kenmare, even though the street ends.

This block is very close to Streetsblog HQ and gets a lot of foot traffic during lunch hour. We're checking in with NYPD and FDNY to see if anyone got hurt. Initial accounts reported by Gothamist suggest that, incredibly, no one was injured.

Wall Street Journal reporter Ted Mann adds this piece of background:

A car just drove into a storefront at 210 Lafayette St., across from Petrosino Square, where neighbors warned of danger from... bike-share.

— Ted Mann (@TMannWSJ) April 25, 2013

De-motorization of NYC streets can't happen fast enough.

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