Aug. 27, 2013 By Christian Murray
No, it’s not post-modern art.
In fact, it’s what’s left following an arson attack that blew up a car in Sunnyside about 10 days ago.
The vehicle—or at least its carcass—rests just outside the Vernon Boulevard subway station and bemused commuters walk by smelling the burned out fumes wondering what it is doing there.
“It’s the weirdest thing,” said Mike Rogers, who was about to walk down the stairs into the Flushing-bound subway. “You just don’t see that every day…and it stinks.”
The police said that the vehicle is parked there since it’s “evidence” involving a string of Sunnyside arson attacks. Five fires were set in that neighborhood in the early hours of August 18.
One of the fires involved the torching of a vehicle, which had belonged to former City Councilman Eric Gioia. His car was parked in his Sunnyside driveway when the arsonist threw a lighted cigarette into the backseat.
That burned out car now rests next to the Vernon Blvd subway station.
The suspect in those fires, Devon J. Page, was arrested.
With the arrest, the car should be towed to the pound shortly, the police said.