Reader Molly recently sent me the photo above of the green "Vroom" bus that has been parked intermittently on 3rd Street for quite a long time. She writes:
"I'm curious if you know anything about the "Vroom" bus that's been parked on 3rd St. by the Gowanus Canal for well over a year now. Who owns it? Does someone live in it? Anybody know?"
I have to admit that I have wondered about the bus myself and would love to find out what its story is.
Just received the following email comment regarding the bus which explains everything about it. Sounds really cool. Now I want to see the inside. Read on:
Hello!! Found yr blog through random internet wandering, and noticed your post about Vroom! Vroom is currently owned and operated by the Vroom Collective - a group dedicated to transporting activists and artists around the country, namely the Rude Mechanical Orchestra. The bus is a special, uniquely-outfitted vehicle that has many cool features. It currently can run on veggie oil in the warm months and on diesel fuel (biodiesel or petrodiesel) year-round.