Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Hipster boat vacated by FDNY
From Eyewitness News:
A boat in Brooklyn was vacated by firefighters Friday after a tip that people were illegally on board.
FDNY searched the boat and found evidence that people were living on the boat, and using it as a work space.
Firefighters went to the boat at around 11:30 a.m. after receiving the tip. They found 10 people on board at the time.
The boat, docked near Morgan Avenue and Stagg Street in Bushwick, has been deemed a hazard and vacated.
An area was carved into the hull of the boat and separated into nine bedrooms.
Artists and sculptures were using the boat as a work space. There were paint cans, gasoline canisters, and candles on board.
There was also a hot tub and an area on the deck being used as a pool.
Water and electricity were running to the boat from a nearby, vacant lot.
The boat was not registered with the Coast Guard.
I wonder if they realize the history of the spot they're inhabiting...