On my way to the newspaper this morning, my commute was interrupted by all this commotion on Fairfield Avenue just before the Brewster intersection.
I’m not a news photographer, but all contributions are welcome, so I took this picture with my camera phone for our morning web team. I also posted it online for all my FB Friends who are familiar with the businesses behind it. It got a lot of reaction.
What you can’t see is that the insurance office is actually moving into the old gallery space. The insurance office’s handsome interior is being chopped up and a tattoo parlor — at least the third for Black Rock — is moving in. Its windows will be staring down one across the street. Next to that is the hulking mess, an old bank building that used to be the Black Rock Art Center. We still don’t have a bank.
As for the accident, our reporter called the hospital and we’re still checking on the condition of the driver. I have no reason to believe there are any life threatening injuries.
But this absurd little scene seemed to resonate with a lot of people familiar with social history of Brewster and Fairfield.