Greenpoint Degentrification Watch: Noble Street

You have heard of Black Friday. You have heard of “Cyber Monday”. Today, dear readers, I introduce for your Thursday afternoon edification (and courtesy of the Greenpoint Historic District): Carbecque Tuesday!





foodiej81 writes (via the comments for this post):

Totally unrelated, but did you see the shell of a car on noble street.  It is parked in front of a fire hydrant across the street from the synagogue. Looks and smells as if it was involved in a bonfire. The windows are blown, insides all charred, doors open wide did you hear about this? I was curious.

As it would happen I spied woman decorating her house nearby. She gave me the scoop:

  1. This car caught fire at 3:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 1, 2009.
  2. The flames shot up as high as two stories. Naturally the fire department was called.
  3. She has reported this lovely sight to the city. She has been told it is “on their list” to pick up.

There’s no word as to whether or not this car was torched or if it spontaneously combusted. However, given the time it caught fire, the severity of the flames, the already poor condition of said “ride” and the fact it sports no license plates whatsoever I’m leaning in favor of arson.

Good times.

Miss Heather

UPDATE, 6:15 p.m.: Here are more pix of Tuesday’s Camry inferno courtesy of a reader named Monica.

She writes:

Thought you might enjoy my pics of the car fire on Noble Street.  The woman forgot to mention the earth shaking explosion (gas tank??) that made us look out the window. And yes the flames were at least two stories high, although I didn’t catch them that high.


2 Comments on Greenpoint Degentrification Watch: Noble Street

  1. Spanky on Fri, 4th Dec 2009 12:29 pm
  2. Sweet! I love a good car fire! I’ve had two cars burn up on me! It was great because they weren’t my cars!

  3. SGI on Fri, 4th Dec 2009 4:20 pm
  4. Nat King Cole’s “The Christmas Song” comes to mind:

    Camrys bursting into an open fire,
    The stench of pleather nipping at your nose…..

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