The break occurred shortly before 11 a.m. Thursday, sending water pouring into businesses on the street.
The break took place shortly before 11 a.m. Thursday.
Gabila’s bills itself as the largest maker of knishes in the world, claiming to have sold more than 1.3 billion knishes.
Major Eating League’s top-ranked pro Joey Chestnut was the champion, eating 25 half-sandwiches.
The New York City staple sits on the same Lower East Side corner at East Houston and Ludlow streets since first opening for business in 1888.