I had heard about the “Batmobile” that’s occasionally seen in Tribeca, but I had never actually spotted it (which struck me as remarkable because I walk these streets). Well, yesterday was my lucky day: The Lincoln Town Car limousine that has been transformed into a semi-reptilian Transformer-like thing was parked on Franklin Place, the mini-street that runs between Franklin and White, just west of Broadway. I walked by it once and took some photos; on my way home from La Colombe, I realized I should take more photos, just in case. As I approached, I noticed that a young family was checking it out. “Do you like my car?” I asked. (I quickly admitted that I was joking.) I can’t find anything online about the car other than this blog post. If anyone knows anything about it, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
UPDATE 4/4: Photographer Ellinor Stigle, who posted a comment below, sent in the iPhone photo she took a while back (it’s at the bottom of the page). As you can see, the Batlimo didn’t used to be so rusty….