An MTA bus parked on a brown rock in Brooklyn after a car crash earlier this week has become a strange gathering place for many gawkers.
“I got a text from my friends to check it out,” 26-year-old artist Kathy Rogers told The Post outside the Lincoln Road Accident site on Thursday, more than a dozen people were injured when a B49 bus entered Prospect Lefferts three days ago. Building gardens.
“They said it was the best ‘art installation’ of the year!” Rogers joked.
But he added that because of the temporary building wall built around the bus, it resembles an art structure with a few small plexiglass windows for the audience to try.
“When else do you see a bus stuck in a building? From what I heard, it was a sight to behold. I was curious to see what it actually looked like, ”he said.
Concerned about the building’s structural integrity, the front of the bus is housed inside a brown stone in the corner. Contractors are installing shingles to prevent further damage as a result of the removal of the bus, DOB said.
Another guest, who identified himself only as Alan, said he stopped when he saw the bus on his WhatIsNewYork page on Instagram.
“You don’t see things like that every day,” the 22-year-old said. “We were just walking around the city and we thought it was possible.”
Locals, 76-year-old Bob Marvin, said he has seen a clear increase in pedestrian traffic in the area since Monday.
“You don’t usually see people hanging around this corner,” Marvin said.
According to the DOB, time is running out for those interested in seeing the bizarre scenery, as contractors can finish their work on the building on Thursday night, as the bus can be removed once the arrangements are made.
But even if the walls are shortened, some parts of the building’s facade may shift during the removal of the bus, the DOB said in a statement.
MTA spokeswoman Kayla Schulz said in a statement on Thursday: “We are ready to remove the bus if the city allows us.”
Additional reports by David Meyer and Nolan Hick