From an article in yesterday's NY Times lamenting the intrusion of market forces into Williamsburg:
"...she was awakened by the sound of cars burning in the street outside; she said thieves would bring the cares there, strip them, and set them afire to dispose of them."
Hey! I've only been in Red Hook for a year and a half or so and I remember this happening here. Maybe 'cause the last time it happened was a couple of months ago!