In the News: Another Parking Garage Accident

••• “A Manhattan parking attendant was crushed to death Monday morning when an SUV slipped off a lift and fell on him. The worker, identified by colleagues at the downtown garage as 45-year-old Vizcaino Victoriano Cabrera, was pinned by the weight of the vehicle at 8:12 a.m., police said. […] Police said the doomed attendant was operating a device that raises vehicles to allow another car or truck to be parked below it when the gray Mercury toppled about 6 feet onto him. While cops were investigating, an Audi parked just 6 feet away from the garage suddenly burst into flames.” The garage is the Icon at 21 Barclay, just west of Broadway. —New York Daily News

••• “A car burst into flames Monday on Broadway near City Hall Park in Lower Manhattan — leaving its driver scrambling to escape in time.” He did. —DNAinfo

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••• “335 Greenwich Street loft sells 31% over 2009.” —Manhattan Loft Guy

••• Grub Street gets a glimpse of Tribeca Canvas. You know what the world needs? More mac and cheese. (Photo by Rodolfo Carlos)



  1. two seperate cars randomly burst into flames? that’s both odd and horrifying!

  2. Of course the man dying is even worse, just weird sad awful luck… sorry hit send too fast and then couldn’t delete or edit the comment.

  3. @Liat: It’s the same car. Sorry, I should’ve made that clear (I had come across the DNAinfo article and loaded it into this post before I saw the NYDN one).