MTA bus lodged into Brooklyn brownstone turns into oddball attraction


The MTA bus that got stuck inside a Brooklyn brownstone after an accident earlier this week has become a strange attraction to many gawkers.

Artist Katy Rogers, 26, told The Post on Thursday outside the Lincoln Road crash site, “I got a text from friends to see this, where more than a dozen people were injured three days ago when the B49 bus hit Prospect Lefferts. Park building.

“They said it was the best ‘art installation’ of the year!” Rogers joked.

But he said the scene is actually similar to an art installation, thanks to the temporary construction wall around the bus, which has several small plexiglass windows for spectators.

The bus is still on site, and construction crews are stabilizing the building before removing the bus.
The bus is still on site, and construction crews are stabilizing the building before removing the bus.
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“When else do you see a bus stuck in a building? I heard it was a sight to behold. I was more curious to see what it actually looked like,” she said.

Due to concerns over the structural integrity of the building, the front end of the bus is carved inside the brown stone of the corner. The DOB said contractors are installing shoring to help prevent further damage by removing the bus.

Another visitor, who only gave his name as Alan, said he stopped when he saw the bus on the WhatsApp Instagram page.

“It’s not everyday that you see something like this,” said the 22-year-old. “We were just walking around town and thought we might too.”

An MTA bus that crashed into a building at the corner of Lincoln Road and Bedford Avenue on Monday, June 7th.
An MTA bus crashed into a building at the corner of Lincoln Road and Bedford Avenue on Monday, June 7.
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Local resident Bob Marvin, 76, said he had noticed a marked increase in foot traffic in the area since Monday.

“You don’t usually see people walking around this corner,” Marvin said.

According to the DOB, for the curious aspirants wanting to witness the strange sight, time seems to be running out as contractors can finish their work on the building from Thursday night itself, once arrangements are in place and the bus is allowed to move.

Orange barrier around the scene of an MTA bus crashing into a building at the corner of Lincoln Road and Bedford Avenue on Monday, June 7
17 people including the bus driver were injured.
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The DOB said that despite the walls being sideways, some parts of the building’s façade could still crumble during the bus removal.

MTA spokeswoman Kayla Schultz said in a statement on Thursday: “We stand ready to remove the bus whenever the city tells us we are allowed to do so.”

Additional reporting by David Meyer and Nolan Hicks

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