Thursday, July 12, 2007

Car Burning Season Again in Red Hook!!!

Ikea Burned
[Photo courtesy of Chris Curen]

While we take no pleasure in burned out cars, we have to say there is something especially interesting about this shot sent our way by Chris Curen that shows a toasted car and the Ikea being built on Beard Street in Red Hook. Mr. Curen writes:
The summer Beard Street car burning season is finally upon us. Last year, five cars went up in flames on Beard Street between Aug 1 and Sep 15, including a same spot/consecutive night barrage that left the street looking a little like a slice of Iraq right here in Brooklyn. Predictions were that the increased traffic (and police presence) brought on by IKEA would diminish festivities, but apparently this is not the case. Nice to know that sometimes, Red Hook is still Red Hook.
So, how do you say burned-out car in Swedish? Bränna automobilen, of course, according to the English-Swedish translation page.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is obviously the fault of the car owners for not understanding the psychosocial condition of the neighborhood teens.

1:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, "burned-out car" is Utbränd Bil in swedish. But good try!

2:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is terrible. I hope this won't spread all over the world.

7:18 AM  

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