Culture on the Cheap
I just received the above photograph from a fellow Greenpointer named Tammy Jez. She writes:
this may look like a war zone, but nope, it’s in front of my apartment on newell street and norman avenue in greenpoint brooklyn. i came home last night from a weekend getaway… to find my place of residence had barely survived a three story highÂ fieryÂ explosion. according to a neighbor, around 2am saturday night (sunday morning) some youths set fire to a mattress, pushed it under a pickup truck, and the effect is shown in the attached photos. check out the melted siding !!! its a miracleÂ no-oneÂ got hurt.Â definitelyÂ a close call.Â unfortunately, to my knowledge the youths have not been identified.
From what I can tell the 94th Precinct had a very busy weekend. The very same morning this truck was torched New York’s Finest took down a pit bull in the middle of Huron Street. Sheesh.
Photo Credits: Tammy Jez