Posted by Jay Livingston
This was the page one photo in the Times yesterday.
I love the “only in New York” aspect. A gas station in Williamsburg.* An orthodox Jew arguing with a White dude, each with a backup guy. A Hasid taking a cell-phone photo of a cop. Black guys in hoodies, beefy White guys in hoodies, Jews in hoodies. Cars jammed in at every angle. And the cops patiently trying to cool things down.** (It’s Williamsburg, but there are no hipsters. They don’t own cars.)
* The $4.19.9 a gallon is not price gouging. That’s what gas costs in Brooklyn even when there’s no hurricane. In New Jersey, it’s fifty cents cheaper, but they don’t have any right now.)
** That’s probably a large part of what cops do. Maybe Peter Moskos will comment.