The Newtown Pentacle

Altissima quaeque flumina minimo sono labi

Old School 2

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– photo by Mitch Waxman

There are places where you just don’t want to park in Brooklyn.

This semi was spotted, appearing to have been picked over by a pack of scavenging dogs, in Greenpoint not too long ago. Please feel free to click through to the larger incarnations of this photo at Flickr, and examine the skeletonized husk of this truck. What I find puzzling, actually, is the fact that this rig still has tires and rims. Perhaps, at the end, it will be converted to some sort of horse drawn wagon?

For the first post in what will surely become a regular series click here for “Old School”.

Written by Mitch Waxman

January 4, 2012 at 12:15 am

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  1. I’ll bet the Traffice Dept puts a few summons’ on this before the PD finds
    its been stolen and has it towed

    Jim Hurley

    January 4, 2012 at 12:26 am

    • The truck is stripped of its major components and has no intrinsic value any more. It would be the Dept. of Sanitation who would be responsible for towing away the hulk stolen or not. Since the plates are most likely gone (seems to be from the photo), the vehicle cannot be ticketed.


      January 6, 2012 at 12:01 pm

  2. […] to do with history, rather it’s the utter immolation suffered by this vehicle (refer to a Newtown Pentacle post of January 4, 2012 titled “Old School 2″ for context). It seems that DUKBO continues to be a great place to ditch an unwanted vehicle, and […]

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