Anyway, I didn't think much of this at the time. While walking on First Street toward the Bowery in the flurries
No one looked particularly alarmed. The firefighters stood around a little bit. There was talk of a live wire and the salt on the street causing some sort of problem or something. The firefighters then cordoned off these two vehicles, that were apparently on top of some hot spot under the street. Then they left. Someone standing there watching was like, "That's it?" Someone else said, "That's all they can do for now until ConEd arrives."
Given the recent fires/explosions on Greenwich Avenue and Sixth Avenue, I haven't been back this way.
My counsel: When you go to the Mars Bar later, please approach via Second Avenue. I'll be this guy by the door.
And can I pee in this thing?
[Fire retardant suit via]