Williamsburg’s Mercury Dry Cleaners burns down

As if the hipsters in Williamsburg weren’t dirty enough, one of the area’s largest laundrymats just burned down this morning.

On my way to get a bagel I saw thick black smoke rising in the distance and heard sirens. So I did what anyone with a decent sense of self preservation would do – I ran back inside and grabbed my camera.

Most of the action had died down after I’d arrived, but at least I was earlier than most of the news crews. As I was leaving the scene to go home and eat my bagel I saw at least two phototogs scrambling past me in the opposite direction, multiple cameras and bags flopping around them like tentacles. Suckers.

Enjoy the rest of the photos on my Flickr account.

Comments (7)

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    I don’t know why, but I really like this picture.

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    Not so dry cleaning, or not so clean if not, not dry and not clean. Is the good English?
    I think NOT!

    Sorry I’m Dutch….

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    I told you it was not necessary to dry socks in the microwave.

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    but what with the mortgage we do now?

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    Perhaps we should not have to install a Jacuzzi in the bedroom?

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    Well, that is not our apartment!

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    very funny that proposition :))))) ” So I did what anyone with a decent sense of self preservation would do – I ran back inside and grabbed my camera.”

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