Culture on the Cheap
From The New York Shitty Inbox, Part II: Southside Carbecque
Filed under: 11211, Carbecque, Criminal Activity, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn
My tipster, Enia (who took the above photograph), writes:
Not sure if you heard about this yet, or not, but it was pretty spectacular.
A Lamborghini BLEW UP on Rodney Street, which serves as the off-ramp for the BQE’s Metropolitan Avenue exit.
Here’s a picture of the FDNY putting it out. Insane.
According to some kids who got there before me, they saw two guys running from the car just before it blew up so they speculate it was stolen. We think the owner showed up just as FDNY was done putting it out.
Craziness: it’s not every day a $250,000 fireballs.
Indeed. So I suppose it goes in the “new” Williamsburg. Why roast something as pedestrian as, say, a Volvo when you can wreak a quarter million dollars of mayhem?
UPDATE, June 28, 2010: The folks at Jalopnik have ascertained this fire was started by a DVD player. One word: wow.
P.S.: You can see a larger image of this carbecue by clicking here.