Monday, February 07, 2011

Reader Question: What's Up With The Vroom Bus On Third Street?

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photo credit: Molly

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.

*****UPDATE*****
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.
No, no one lives there. For more information, check out:www.rudemechanicalorchestra.org

xoxo
justine
(snare)

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7 comments:

Chicken Underwear said...

I think it moves sometimes.

Michael Brown said...

Two people used to live in it. I guess it got too cold?

Anonymous said...

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.

No, no one lives there. For more information, check out http://rudemechanicalorchestra.org/

xoxo
justine
(snare)

Katia said...

Hi Justine,
I had no idea there was such an interesting story behind the bus.
Thanks so much for writing in.
If there is ever a chance, i would love to write more about it and feature it in a post. You can reach me directly at pardonmeinbrooklyn@gmail.com

Justine said...

Hi Katia -

I'll forward your info to our media reps. It's pretty awesome on the inside (the original bus seats were stripped out, so there are two rows of seats, plus a lounge area where people can lie down, underneath which is our storage area for instrument cases, etc. there is even a bathroom!)

Justine

Katia said...

Sounds truly great. Thanks for forwarding the info.

Mom said...

Justine,
Thanks for your response. I knew there had to be an interesting story behind that bus!
Molly