On March 6, 1970, a Greenwich Village townhouse at 18 West 11th Street exploded due to premature detonation of a nail bomb being assembled by members of the radical leftist group, Weatherman. The blast killed three persons and injured two others. The four-story townhouse was reduced to rubble and caught fire. It has since been rebuilt.
Events - Fires, Crashes, and Disasters
Actor Dustin Hoffman and his wife Anne Byrne were living in the townhouse next door at the time of the explosion.